September 16: Day of the Week
September 16, 2020 was the 260th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 106 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.
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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
- 1795The first occupation by United Kingdom of Cape Colony, South Africa with the Battle of Hout Bay, after successive victories at the Battle of Muizenberg and Wynberg, after William V requested protection against revolutionary France’s occupation of the Netherlands.
- 1810With the Grito de Dolores, Father Miguel Hidalgo begins Mexico’s fight for independence from Spain.
- 1920The Wall Street bombing: a bomb in a horse wagon explodes in front of the J. P. Morgan building in New York City – 38 are killed and 400 injured.
- 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.
- 1947Typhoon Kathleen hits Saitama, Tokyo and Tone River area, at least 1,930 killed.
- 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.
- 1975The Cape Verde Islands, Mozambique, and Sao Tome and Principe join the United Nations.
- 1980Saint Vincent and the Grenadines join the United Nations.
- 1982Sabra and Shatila massacre in Lebanon.
Who were born on September 16?
- 1915Cy Walter, American pianist (d. 1968)
- 1934Ronnie Drew, Irish singer (d. 2008)
- 1939Breyten Breytenbach, South African writer and painter
- 1942Tadamasa Goto, Japanese yakuza boss
- 1948Kenney Jones, English musician (The Small Faces; Faces; The Who)
- 1958Jennifer Tilly, American actress
- 1958Neville Southall, Welsh footballer
- 1959Victory Tischler-Blue, bassist and film and television producer
- 1968Walt Becker, American director and writer
- 1984Serginho, Brazilian footballer
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