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 French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.
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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)
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 1975The first prototype of the MiG-31 interceptor makes its maiden flight.
- 1980Saint Vincent and the Grenadines join the United Nations.
- 1982Sabra and Shatila massacre in Lebanon.
- 1987The Montreal Protocol is signed to protect the ozone layer from depletion.
- 1991The trial of the deposed Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega begins in the United States.
- 2005The Camorra organized crime boss Paolo Di Lauro gets arrested in Naples, Italy.
Who were born on September 16?
- 1888Frans Eemil Sillanpää, Finnish writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1964)
- 1927Peter Falk, American actor (d. 2011)
- 1949Ed Begley, Jr., American actor
- 1953Alan Barton, English musician (Black Lace, Smokie) (d. 1995)
- 1954Earl Klugh, American jazz guitarist
- 1954Frank Reed, American singer (The Chi-Lites)
- 1959Victory Tischler-Blue, bassist and film and television producer
- 1960Graham Haynes, American cornetist, trumpeter and composer
- 1965Karl-Heinz Riedle, German footballer
- 1985Madeline Zima, American actress
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