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)
- 372Sixteen Kingdoms: Jin Xiaowudi, age 10, succeeds his father Jin Jianwendi as Emperor of the Eastern Jin Dynasty.
- 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.
- 1933Leó Szilárd, waiting for a red light on Southampton Row in Bloomsbury, conceives the idea of the nuclear chain reaction.
- 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.
- 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.
- 1959The Soviet Union launches a large rocket, Lunik II, at the moon.
- 1964Canyonlands National Park is designated as a National Park.
- 1966Gemini 11, the penultimate mission of NASA’s Gemini program, and the current human altitude record holder (except for the Apollo lunar missions)
- 1983A Wells Fargo depot in West Hartford, Connecticut, United States, is robbed of approximately US$7 million by Los Macheteros.
Who were born on September 12?
- 1688Ferdinand Brokoff, Czech sculptor (d. 1731)
- 1818Richard Gatling, American firearms inventor (d. 1903)
- 1897Irene Joliot-Curie, French physicist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry (d. 1956)
- 1939Phillip Ramey, American composer, pianist, and writer on music
- 1951Ray Gravell, Welsh rugby union player (d. 2007)
- 1964Dieter Hecking, German footballer
- 1966Vezio Sacratini, Italian ice hockey player
- 1970Josh Hopkins, American actor
- 1980Yao Ming, Chinese basketball player
- 1982Nana Ozaki, Japanese model
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