September 1: Day of the Week
September 1, 2020 was the 245th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 121 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.
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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)
- 1763Catherine II of Russia endorses Ivan Betskoy’s plans for a Foundling Home in Moscow
- 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.
- 1914The last passenger pigeon, a female named Martha, dies in captivity in the Cincinnati Zoo.
- 1939World War II: Nazi Germany and Slovakia invade Poland, beginning World War II.
- 1972In Reykjavík, Iceland, American Bobby Fischer beats Russian Boris Spassky to become the world chess champion.
- 1981A coup d'état in the Central African Republic overthrows President David Dacko.
- 1985A joint American–French expedition locates the wreckage of the RMS Titanic.
- 1991Uzbekistan declares independence from the Soviet Union
- 2004Beslan school hostage crisis commences when armed terrorists take children and adults hostage in Beslan in North Ossetia, Russia.
Who were born on September 1?
- 1856Sergei Winogradsky, Russian scientist (d. 1953)
- 1895Chembai Vaidyanatha Bhagavatar, Indian musician (d. 1974)
- 1939Lily Tomlin, American actress and comedian
- 1945Mustafa Balel, Turkish writer
- 1962Ruud Gullit, Dutch footballer
- 1963Stephen Kernahan, Australian rules footballer
- 1971Hakan Şükür, Turkish footballer
- 1971Jimmy Reiher, Jr., American professional wrestler
- 1971Joe Enochs, American soccer player
- 1981Adam Quick, Australian basketball player
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