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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 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.

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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)

  • 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.
  • 1961
    The 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.
  • 1971
    Typhoon Nancy, with possibly the strongest winds ever measured in a tropical cyclone, makes landfall in Osaka, Japan, killing 173 people.
  • 1975
    Papua New Guinea gains its independence from Australia.
  • 1975
    The first prototype of the MiG-31 interceptor makes its maiden flight.
  • 1980
    Saint Vincent and the Grenadines join the United Nations.
  • 1982
    Sabra and Shatila massacre in Lebanon.
  • 1987
    The Montreal Protocol is signed to protect the ozone layer from depletion.
  • 1991
    The trial of the deposed Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega begins in the United States.
  • 2005
    The Camorra organized crime boss Paolo Di Lauro gets arrested in Naples, Italy.

Who were born on September 16?

  • 1888
    Frans Eemil Sillanpää, Finnish writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1964)
  • 1927
    Peter Falk, American actor (d. 2011)
  • 1949
    Ed Begley, Jr., American actor
  • 1953
    Alan Barton, English musician (Black Lace, Smokie) (d. 1995)
  • 1954
    Earl Klugh, American jazz guitarist
  • 1954
    Frank Reed, American singer (The Chi-Lites)
  • 1959
    Victory Tischler-Blue, bassist and film and television producer
  • 1960
    Graham Haynes, American cornetist, trumpeter and composer
  • 1965
    Karl-Heinz Riedle, German footballer
  • 1985
    Madeline Zima, American actress

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