September 16: Day of the Week
September 16, 2019 is the 259th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 106 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.
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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 16 Historical Event(s)
- 1620The Mayflower starts her voyage to North America
- 1812The Fire of Moscow (1812) begins shortly after midnight and destroys three quarters of the city days later.
- 1893Settlers make a land run for prime land in the Cherokee Strip in Oklahoma.
- 1943World War II: The Allied invasion of Italy concludes when Heinrich von Vietinghoff, commander of the German Tenth Army, orders his troops to withdraw from Salerno.
- 1959The first successful photocopier, the Xerox 914, is introduced in a demonstration on live television from New York City.
- 1963Malaysia is formed from the Federation of Malaya, Singapore, British North Borneo (Sabah) and Sarawak. However, Singapore soon leaves this new country,
- 1971Typhoon Nancy, with possibly the strongest winds ever measured in a tropical cyclone, makes landfall in Osaka, Japan, killing 173 people.
- 1975Papua New Guinea gains its independence from Australia.
- 1976Shavarsh Karapetyan saves 20 people from the trolleybus that had fallen into Erevan reservoir.
- 2007Mercenaries working for Blackwater Worldwide allegedly shoot and kill 17 Iraqi civilians in Nisour Square, Baghdad; all criminal charges against them are later dismissed, sparking outrage in the Arab world.
Who were born on September 16?
- 1557Jacques Mauduit, French composer (d. 1627)
- 1896Margaret Fitzgerald, Canadian supercentenarian (d. 2009)
- 1905Vladimír Holan, Czech poet (d. 1980)
- 1931Little Willie Littlefield, American R&B pianist and singer
- 1935Carl Andre, American artist
- 1954Earl Klugh, American jazz guitarist
- 1960Danny John-Jules, British actor
- 1972Sprent Dabwido, Nauruan politician
- 1983Brandon Moss, American baseball player
- 1988Teddy Geiger, American singer
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