September 15: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on September 15




September 15th is the day we officially celebrate World Afro Day and Make A Hat Day.

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You’re going to be surprised by the number of interesting things that happened on September 15 in history. Historical events related sport, technology and movies are just a few things that you’re about to discover right here.

Did you know that on this day in 1997, the domain google.com was registered by Larry Page and Sergey Brin? The name originated from a misspelling of “googol,” which is a 1 followed by 100 zeros.

Keep reading for more fun & interesting facts about September 15th in history!


What memorable events happened on September 15 in history? Keep reading to find out!


The UK’s prime minister Boris Johnson compared himself to The Hulk in his efforts to steer the country out of the European Union.


A sea swimmer in his mid-twenties was bitten and killed by a shark near Newcomb Hollow Beach, Massachusetts, US.


The 2000 Summer Olympic Games opened in Sydney, Australia.


Larry Page and Sergey Brin registered the domain name google.com.

OTD in 1997: Larry Page and Sergey Brin registered the domain name google.com.

On September 4, 1998, Google was founded and operated from the garage of a friend’s house in Menlo Park, California, US.


The psychological crime thriller movie “Se7en,” starring Morgan Freeman, premiered in New York.

The movie had a budget of $33 million and topped $327 million at the box office.


Red Zhengfei founded Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. in China.

OTD in 1987: Red Zhengfei founded Huawei Technologies Co.


The drama TV show “L.A. Law” premiered on NBC.


Michael Stewart, a victim of police brutality, was beaten and arrested in New York.

He died 13 days later while in a coma.


The “Dodgers” baseball team became the first major league to bring in 3 million fans for the season.


The Soviet Union launched Zond 5, the first spacecraft to successfully circle the moon and return to earth.

Zond 5, a Soyuz 7K-L1 spacecraft, was also the first to carry live animals on a mission to the moon: two tortoises and a collection of fruit fly eggs.


Tanks were used for the first time in battle, at the Battle of the Somme, during World War I.


Aboard the HMS Beagle, Charles Darwin discovered the Galapagos Islands.

OTD in 1835: Aboard the HMS Beagle

The Beagle set off four years prior from Plymouth, England. On this day, the first European set foot on the Galapagos Islands, which marked the start of Darwin’s research into the theory of evolution.


The Invasion of the Cape Colony came to an end. The Dutch Cape Colony surrendered to the British after three months of battling.


Spanish Catholic priest Joseph Calasanz started the first public and free school in Europe.

Calasanz founded the “Pious Schools,” the first free school in Frascati, Italy, which Pope Paul V accepted to help encourage education for the poor.

Famous Births

Is today your birthday? If so, you share the same birthday with Tom Hardy. Here are a few other famous people born on this day.


Prince Harry



Prince Harry


39 years old

Born In:

England, UK


Tom Hardy



Tom Hardy


46 years old

Born In:

England, UK


Tommy Lee Jones



Tommy Lee Jones


77 years old

Born In:

Texas, USA


Heidi Pratt


TV Personality

Heidi Pratt


37 years old

Born In:

Colorado, USA


Here we have the most notable quotes that have been said on this day throughout history.


All that is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity for development accorded the individual.

Special Holidays

If you’re looking to try something new today, here are some special holidays that might just give you an idea.

September 15: World Afro Day

World Afro Day

They’re big, they’re bold, and boy, do they make a statement! Afros may not be as fashionable anymore, but that just means they’re overdue a comeback! So if you’ve got the hair for it, tease it out into an afro today! Otherwise, you’d better be out there complimenting afros today!

September 15: National Make A Hat Day
United States

National Make A Hat Day

Hats don’t just have to have a function; they can also be used to make a statement or just to have a little bit of fun! Whether you go all out and make a proper hat or simply fold a piece of paper into a crown, get involved with National Make A Hat Day today!

THe Fact Site’s

Fun Fact Of The Day

By using big data, Wal-Mart determined that people stock up the most on strawberry Pop-Tarts and beer before a hurricane.

Birthday & Zodiac

Everyone who was born on September 15 shares the same star sign, Virgo.

Virgos’ minds can work in mysterious ways. For example, they’re able to process information in a detailed, well-organized structure and can quickly identify errors or inconsistencies that generally go unnoticed by others.

People born in September all have the Sapphire birthstone. Sapphires are associated with royalty and romance. They’re said to symbolize fidelity and the soul.

If you were lucky enough to be born on this day, you were likely conceived around December 23rd, the year before.

Babies conceived on this day will be due around June 8, 2025.


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