September 12: Day of the Week
September 12, 2020 is the 256th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 110 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is samedi.
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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 12 Historical Event(s)
- 490 BCBattle of Marathon: The conventionally accepted date for the Battle of Marathon. The Athenians and their Plataean allies, defeat the first Persian invasion force of Greece.
- 372Sixteen Kingdoms: Jin Xiaowudi, age 10, succeeds his father Jin Jianwendi as Emperor of the Eastern Jin Dynasty.
- 1874The District of Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada is founded.
- 1885Arbroath 36–0 Bon Accord, a world record scoreline in professional football.
- 1919Adolf Hitler joins the German Workers Party.
- 1940Cave paintings are discovered in Lascaux, France.
- 1979Indonesia is hit with an earthquake that measures 8.1 on the Richter scale.
- 1983The USSR vetoes a UN Security Council Resolution deploring the Soviet shooting down of a Korean civilian jetliner on September 1.
- 1988Hurricane Gilbert devastates Jamaica; it turns towards Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula 2 days later, causing an estimated $5 billion in damage.
- 1990The two German states and the Four Powers sign the Treaty on the Final Settlement With Respect to Germany in Moscow, paving the way for German re-unification.
Who were born on September 12?
- 1885Heinrich Hoffmann, German photographer (d. 1957)
- 1901Ben Blue, Canadian actor and comedian (d. 1975)
- 1927Mathé Altéry, French singer
- 1931George Jones, American country music singer
- 1944Vladimir Spivakov, Russian violinist and conductor
- 1951Ray Gravell, Welsh rugby union player (d. 2007)
- 1957Hans Zimmer, German composer
- 1964Dieter Hecking, German footballer
- 1969James Frey, American writer
- 1977David Thompson, English footballer
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