September 12: Day of the Week
September 12, 2019 is the 255th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 110 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.
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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)
- 1874The District of Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada is founded.
- 1897Tirah Campaign: Battle of Saragarhi.
- 1942World War II: RMS Laconia, carrying civilians, Allied soldiers and Italian POWs is torpedoed off the coast of West Africa and sinks with a heavy loss of life.
- 1958Jack Kilby demonstrates the first integrated circuit.
- 1966Gemini 11, the penultimate mission of NASA’s Gemini program, and the current human altitude record holder (except for the Apollo lunar missions)
- 1977South African anti-apartheid activist Steve Biko is killed in police custody.
- 1979Indonesia is hit with an earthquake that measures 8.1 on the Richter scale.
- 1983A Wells Fargo depot in West Hartford, Connecticut, United States, is robbed of approximately US$7 million by Los Macheteros.
- 1992Abimael Guzmán, leader of the Shining Path, is captured by Peruvian special forces; shortly thereafter the rest of Shining Path’s leadership fell as well.
- 2003In Fallujah, US forces mistakenly shoot and kill eight Iraqi police officers.
Who were born on September 12?
- 1880H. L. Mencken, American journalist and author (d. 1956)
- 1895Freymóður Jóhannsson, Icelandic artist (d. 1973)
- 1915Frank McGee, American journalist (d. 1974)
- 1917Han Suyin, Eurasian novelist
- 1928Ernie Vandeweghe, Canadian-born American basketball player and physician
- 1951Ali-Ollie Woodson, American singer & musician (The Temptations) (d. 2010)
- 1967Pat Listach, American baseball player
- 1973Paul Walker, American actor
- 1980Josef Vašíček, Czech ice hockey player (d. 2011)
- 1983Rami Haikal, Jordanian guitarist
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