September 1: Day of the Week
September 1, 2019 is the 244th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 121 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.
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Here’s the September calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Virgo is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Sapphire is the modern birthstone for this month. Agate is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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September 1 Historical Event(s)
- 1804Juno, one of the largest main belt asteroids, is discovered by German astronomer Karl Ludwig Harding.
- 1870Franco-Prussian War: the Battle of Sedan is fought, resulting in a decisive Prussian victory.
- 1878Emma Nutt becomes the world’s first female telephone operator when she is recruited by Alexander Graham Bell to the Boston Telephone Dispatch Company.
- 1911The armored cruiser Georgios Averof is commissioned into the Greek Navy. It now serves as a museum ship.
- 1914St. Petersburg, Russia, changes its name to Petrograd.
- 1934SMJK Sam Tet is founded by Father Fourgs from the St. Michael Church, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia.
- 1939Adolf Hitler signs an order to begin the systematic euthanasia of mentally ill and disabled people.
- 1939The Wound Badge for Wehrmacht, SS, Kriegsmarine, and Luftwaffe soldiers is instituted. The final version of the Iron Cross is also instituted on this date.
- 1972In Reykjavík, Iceland, American Bobby Fischer beats Russian Boris Spassky to become the world chess champion.
- 1991Uzbekistan declares independence from the Soviet Union
Who were born on September 1?
- 1689Kilian Ignaz Dientzenhofer, Czech Baroque architect (d. 1751)
- 1878Princess Alexandra of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (d. 1942)
- 1926Gene Colan, American comic book artist (d.2011)
- 1932Sunny von Buelow, American socialite (d. 2008)
- 1933Ann Richards, 45th Governor of Texas (d. 2006)
- 1939Lily Tomlin, American actress and comedian
- 1963Carola Smit, Dutch singer
- 1976Clare Connor, England Woman cricketer
- 1983Jeff Woywitka, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1986Anthony Allen, English rugby union player
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