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Wednesday September 16, 2020

September 16: Day of the Week

September 16, 2020 is the 260th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 106 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.

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Here’s the September calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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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.
  • 1795
    The 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.
  • 1863
    Robert College of Istanbul-Turkey, the first American educational institution outside the United States, is founded by Christopher Robert, an American philanthropist.
  • 1908
    The General Motors Corporation is founded.
  • 1920
    The 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.
  • 1943
    World 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.
  • 1947
    Typhoon Kathleen hits Saitama, Tokyo and Tone River area, at least 1,930 killed.
  • 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.
  • 1971
    Typhoon Nancy, with possibly the strongest winds ever measured in a tropical cyclone, makes landfall in Osaka, Japan, killing 173 people.
  • 1975
    The Cape Verde Islands, Mozambique, and Sao Tome and Principe join the United Nations.

Who were born on September 16?

  • 1722
    Gabriel Christie, British general (d. 1799)
  • 1893
    Albert Szent-Györgyi, Hungarian physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1986)
  • 1928
    Lady Gwen Thompson, British occultist (d. 1986)
  • 1937
    Alexander Medved, Russian wrestler
  • 1946
    Cathee Dahmen, American fashion model (d. 1997)
  • 1948
    Ron Blair, American bassist
  • 1955
    Robin Yount, American baseball player
  • 1959
    Tim Raines, American baseball player
  • 1978
    Matthew Rogers, American singer
  • 1991
    Alexandra Paul (figure skater), Canadian figure skater

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