September 12: Day of the Week
September 12, 2021 is the 255th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 110 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.
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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.
- 1213Albigensian Crusade: Simon de Montfort, 5th Earl of Leicester, defeats Peter II of Aragon at the Battle of Muret.
- 1609Henry Hudson begins his exploration of the Hudson River while aboard the Halve Maen.
- 1857The SS Central America sinks about 160 miles east of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, drowning a total of 426 passengers and crew, including Captain William Lewis Herndon. The ship was carrying 13–15 tons of gold from the San Francisco Gold Rush.
- 1910Premiere performance of Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 in Munich (with a chorus of 852 singers and an orchestra of 171 players. Mahler’s rehearsal assistant conductor was Bruno Walter)
- 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.
- 1943World War II: Benito Mussolini, dictator of Italy, is rescued from house arrest on the Gran Sasso in Abruzzi, by German commando forces led by Otto Skorzeny.
- 1979Indonesia is hit with an earthquake that measures 8.1 on the Richter scale.
- 1992NASA launches Space Shuttle Endeavour on STS-47 which marked the 50th shuttle mission. On board are Mae Carol Jemison, the first African-American woman in space, Mamoru Mohri, the first Japanese citizen to fly in a US spaceship, and Mark Lee and Jan Davis, the first married couple in space.
- 2007Former Philippine President Joseph Estrada is convicted of the crime of plunder.
Who were born on September 12?
- 1852H. H. Asquith, British statesman (d. 1928)
- 1916Tony Bettenhausen, American race car driver (d. 1961)
- 1951Bertie Ahern, Irish politician
- 1964Dieter Hecking, German footballer
- 1973Darren Campbell, British athlete
- 1980Josef Vašíček, Czech ice hockey player (d. 2011)
- 1981Staciana Stitts, American swimmer
- 1982Nana Ozaki, Japanese model
- 1982Zoran Planinic, Croatian basketball player
- 1984September, Swedish singer
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