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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.
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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)
- 1683Austro-Ottoman War: Battle of Vienna – several European armies join forces to defeat the Ottoman Empire.
- 1885Arbroath 36–0 Bon Accord, a world record scoreline in professional football.
- 1906The Newport Transporter Bridge is opened in Newport, South Wales by Viscount Tredegar.
- 1930Wilfred Rhodes ends his 1110-game first-class career by taking 5 for 95 for H.D.G. Leveson Gower’s XI against the Australians.
- 1942World War II: First day of the Battle of Edson’s Ridge during the Guadalcanal campaign. U.S. Marines protecting Henderson Field on Guadalcanal are attacked by Imperial Japanese Army forces.
- 1952Strange occurrences, including a monster sighting, take place in Flatwoods, West Virginia.
- 1958Jack Kilby demonstrates the first integrated circuit.
- 1959The Soviet Union launches a large rocket, Lunik II, at the moon.
- 1966Gemini 11, the penultimate mission of NASA’s Gemini program, and the current human altitude record holder (except for the Apollo lunar missions)
- 2001Ansett Australia, Australia’s first commercial interstate airline, collapses due to increased strain on the international airline industry, leaving 10,000 people unemployed.
Who were born on September 12?
- 1605William Dugdale, English antiquarian (d. 1686)
- 1818Theodor Kullak, German pianist, composer, teacher (d. 1882)
- 1895Freymóður Jóhannsson, Icelandic artist (d. 1973)
- 1901Shmuel Horowitz, Russian-born Israeli agronomist (d. 1999)
- 1943Michael Ondaatje, Sri Lankan writer
- 1969Shigeki Maruyama, Japanese golfer
- 1970Nathan Larson, American musician (Shudder To Think, Hot One)
- 1973Paul Walker, American actor
- 1974Nuno Valente, Portuguese footballer
- 1983Sergio Parisse, Argentina-born Italian rugby player
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