September 16: Day of the Week
September 16, 2019 was the 259th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 106 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is lundi.
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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
- 1779American Revolutionary War: The Franco-American Siege of Savannah begins.
- 1812The Fire of Moscow (1812) begins shortly after midnight and destroys three quarters of the city days later.
- 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.
- 1966The Metropolitan Opera House opens at Lincoln Center in New York City with the world premiere of Samuel Barber’s opera, Antony and Cleopatra.
- 1970King 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.
- 1975The Cape Verde Islands, Mozambique, and Sao Tome and Principe join the United Nations.
- 1976Shavarsh Karapetyan saves 20 people from the trolleybus that had fallen into Erevan reservoir.
- 1980Saint Vincent and the Grenadines join the United Nations.
- 1987The Montreal Protocol is signed to protect the ozone layer from depletion.
Who were born on September 16?
- 1745Mikhail Illarionovich Kutuzov, Russian field marshal (d. 1813)
- 1858Edward Marshall Hall, English barrister (d. 1927)
- 1911Paul Henning, American producer and writer (d. 2005)
- 1943James Alan McPherson, American writer
- 1947Russ Abbot, British comedian
- 1964Dave Sabo, American musician (Skid Row)
- 1978Dan Dickau, American basketball player
- 1982Ryan Thomson, Scottish footballer
- 1986Ian Harding, American Actor
- 1987Travis Wall, American dancer and dance instructor
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