September 1: Day of the Week
September 1, 2018 was the 244th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 121 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.
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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)
- 1864American Civil War: Confederate General John Bell Hood evacuates Atlanta, Georgia after a four-month siege by General Sherman.
- 1897The Boston subway opens, becoming the first underground rapid transit system in North America.
- 1910Sport Club Corinthians Paulista is created in São Paulo.
- 1920The Fountain of Time opens as a tribute to the 100 years of peace between the United States and Great Britain following the Treaty of Ghent.
- 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.
- 1970Attempted assassination of King Hussein of Jordan by Palestinian guerrillas, who attacked his motorcade.
- 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.
- 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?
- 1286Elisabeth Richeza of Poland, Queen of Poland (d. 1335)
- 1854Engelbert Humperdinck, German composer (d. 1921)
- 1907Walter Reuther, American labor union leader (d. 1970)
- 1932Sunny von Buelow, American socialite (d. 2008)
- 1937Al Geiberger, American golfer
- 1964Holly Golightly, American cartoonist
- 1969Henning Berg, Norwegian footballer
- 1976Sebastián Rozental, Chilean footballer
- 1977Arsalan Iftikhar, American attorney and Muslim advocate
- 1988Mushfiqur Rahim, Bangladeshi cricketer
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