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Thursday September 16, 2021

September 16: Day of the Week

September 16, 2021 was the 259th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 106 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.

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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 16 Historical Event(s)

  • 1400
    Owain Glyndŵr is declared Prince of Wales by his followers.
  • 1779
    American Revolutionary War: The Franco-American Siege of Savannah begins.
  • 1812
    The Fire of Moscow (1812) begins shortly after midnight and destroys three quarters of the city days later.
  • 1955
    Juan Perón is deposed as the ruler of Argentina.
  • 1959
    The first successful photocopier, the Xerox 914, is introduced in a demonstration on live television from New York City.
  • 1961
    The United States National Hurricane Research Project drops eight cylinders of silver iodide into the eyewall of Hurricane Esther. Wind speed reduces by 10%, giving rise to Project Stormfury.
  • 1963
    Malaysia is formed from the Federation of Malaya, Singapore, British North Borneo (Sabah) and Sarawak. However, Singapore soon leaves this new country,
  • 1970
    King Hussein of Jordan declares military rule following the hijacking of four civilian airliners by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). This results in the formation of the Black September Palestinian paramilitary unit.
  • 1978
    An earthquake measuring 7.5 to 7.9 on the Richter scale hits the city of Tabas, Iran killing about 25,000 people.
  • 1992
    Black Wednesday: the Pound Sterling is forced out of the European Exchange Rate Mechanism by currency speculators and is forced to devalue against the German mark.

Who were born on September 16?

  • 1678
    Henry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke, English statesman and philosopher (d. 1751)
  • 1858
    Andrew Bonar Law, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1923)
  • 1921
    Korla Pandit, musician, composer, pianist, organist and television pioneer, born John Roland Redd (d. 1998)
  • 1931
    Little Willie Littlefield, American R&B pianist and singer
  • 1942
    Bernie Calvert, British musician (The Hollies)
  • 1953
    Jerry Pate, American golfer
  • 1960
    Kurt Busiek, American comic book writer
  • 1964
    Rossy de Palma, Spanish actress
  • 1984
    Katie Melua, Georgian/British singer
  • 1988
    Sarah Steele, American actress

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