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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.
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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)
- 1529the Spanish fort Sancti Spiritu, the first one built in modern Argentina, is destroyed by natives.
- 1644Battle of Tippermuir: James Graham, 1st Marquess of Montrose defeats the Earl of Wemyss’s Covenanters, reviving the Royalist cause.
- 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.
- 1911The armored cruiser Georgios Averof is commissioned into the Greek Navy. It now serves as a museum ship.
- 1970Attempted assassination of King Hussein of Jordan by Palestinian guerrillas, who attacked his motorcade.
- 1979The American space probe Pioneer 11 becomes the first spacecraft to visit Saturn when it passes the planet at a distance of 21000 km.
- 1980Terry Fox’s Marathon of Hope ends near Thunder Bay, Ontario.
- 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?
- 1919Ossie Dawson, South African cricketer (d. 2008)
- 1926Gene Colan, American comic book artist (d.2011)
- 1933Conway Twitty, American singer (d. 1993)
- 1959Kenny Mayne, American sports journalist
- 1970Mitsou, Canadian singer, television and radio host, actress
- 1975Cuttino Mobley, American basketball player
- 1975R. Kan Albay, Flemish film director
- 1976Marcos Ambrose, Australian racing driver
- 1979Neg Dupree, British comedian and actor
- 1980Sean Stewart, American songwriter, musician, model and the son of Rod Stewart
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