September 11: Day of the Week
September 11, 2020 was the 255th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 111 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.
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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 11: This Day in History
It is usually the first day of the year in the Coptic calendar and Ethiopian calendar (in the period AD 1900 to AD 2099).
September 11 Historical Event(s)
- 1226The Roman Catholic practice of public adoration of the Blessed Sacrament outside of Mass spreads from monasteries to parishes.
- 1708Charles XII of Sweden stops his march to conquer Moscow outside Smolensk, marking the turning point in the Great Northern War. The army is defeated nine months later in the Battle of Poltava, and the Swedish empire ceases to be a major power.
- 1803Battle of Delhi, during the Second Anglo-Maratha War, between British troops under General Lake, and Marathas of Scindia’s army under General Louis Bourquin.
- 1903The first race at The Milwaukee Mile in West Allis, Wisconsin is held. It is the oldest major speedway in the world.
- 1919U.S. Marines invade Honduras.
- 1932Franciszek Żwirko and Stanisław Wigura, Polish Challenge 1932 winners, are killed when their RWD 6 airplane crashes during a storm.
- 1944World War II: The first Allied troops of the U.S. Army cross the western border of Germany.
- 1968Air France Flight 1611 crashes off Nice, France, killing 89 passengers and 6 crew.
- 1988The St Jean Bosco massacre takes place in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
- 199714 Estonian soldiers die in the Kurkse tragedy, drowning in the Baltic Sea
Who were born on September 11?
- 1524Pierre de Ronsard, French poet (d. 1585)
- 1892Lucien Buysse, Belgian cyclist (d. 1980)
- 1903Theodor Adorno, German philosopher and sociologist (d. 1969)
- 1930Cathryn Damon, American actress (d. 1987)
- 1937Queen Paola of Belgium
- 1942Lola Falana, American singer
- 1957Jon Moss, English drummer
- 1970Taja Kramberger, Slovenian poet and sociologist
- 1971Markos Moulitsas, American writer
- 1977Tobias Zellner, German footballer
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