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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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)
- 1400Owain Glyndŵr is declared Prince of Wales by his followers.
- 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.
- 1955Juan Perón is deposed as the ruler of Argentina.
- 1959The first successful photocopier, the Xerox 914, is introduced in a demonstration on live television from New York City.
- 1961The 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.
- 1963Malaysia is formed from the Federation of Malaya, Singapore, British North Borneo (Sabah) and Sarawak. However, Singapore soon leaves this new country,
- 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.
- 1978An earthquake measuring 7.5 to 7.9 on the Richter scale hits the city of Tabas, Iran killing about 25,000 people.
- 1992Black 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?
- 1678Henry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke, English statesman and philosopher (d. 1751)
- 1858Andrew Bonar Law, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1923)
- 1921Korla Pandit, musician, composer, pianist, organist and television pioneer, born John Roland Redd (d. 1998)
- 1931Little Willie Littlefield, American R&B pianist and singer
- 1942Bernie Calvert, British musician (The Hollies)
- 1953Jerry Pate, American golfer
- 1960Kurt Busiek, American comic book writer
- 1964Rossy de Palma, Spanish actress
- 1984Katie Melua, Georgian/British singer
- 1988Sarah Steele, American actress
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