September 12: Day of the Week
September 12, 2018 was the 255th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 110 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.
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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)
- 1609Henry Hudson begins his exploration of the Hudson River while aboard the Halve Maen.
- 1846Elizabeth Barrett elopes with Robert Browning.
- 1847Mexican-American War: the Battle of Chapultepec begins.
- 1874The District of Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada is founded.
- 1885Arbroath 36–0 Bon Accord, a world record scoreline in professional football.
- 1938Adolf Hitler demands autonomy and self-determination for the Germans of the Sudetenland region of Czechoslovakia.
- 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.
- 1966Gemini 11, the penultimate mission of NASA’s Gemini program, and the current human altitude record holder (except for the Apollo lunar missions)
- 1974Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia, ‘Messiah’of the Rastafari movement, is deposed following a military coup by the Derg, ending a reign of 58 years.
Who were born on September 12?
- 1725Guillaume Le Gentil, French astronomer (d. 1792)
- 1898Salvador Bacarisse, Spanish composer (d. 1963)
- 1907Louis MacNeice, Irish poet (d. 1963)
- 1915Frank McGee, American journalist (d. 1974)
- 1958Wilfredo Benitez, American boxer
- 1965John Norwood Fisher, American musician
- 1980Fernando Cesar de Souza, Brazilian footballer
- 1981Jennifer Hudson, American actress and singer
- 1982Zoran Planinic, Croatian basketball player
- 1983Sergio Parisse, Argentina-born Italian rugby player
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