September 16: Day of the Week
September 16, 2018 was the 259th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 106 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.
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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)
- 1776American Revolutionary War: the Battle of Harlem Heights is fought.
- 1863Robert College of Istanbul-Turkey, the first American educational institution outside the United States, is founded by Christopher Robert, an American philanthropist.
- 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.
- 1945World War II: The surrender of the Japanese troops in Hong Kong. The surrender is accepted by the Royal Navy Admiral Sir Cecil Harcourt.
- 1947Typhoon Kathleen hits Saitama, Tokyo and Tone River area, at least 1,930 killed.
- 1966The Metropolitan Opera House opens at Lincoln Center in New York City with the world premiere of Samuel Barber’s opera, Antony and Cleopatra.
- 1987The Montreal Protocol is signed to protect the ozone layer from depletion.
- 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.
- 2005The Camorra organized crime boss Paolo Di Lauro gets arrested in Naples, Italy.
- 2007One-Two-GO Airlines Flight 269 carrying 128 crew and passengers crashes in Thailand killing 89 people.
Who were born on September 16?
- 1666Antoine Parent, French mathematician (d. 1716)
- 1880Alfred Noyes, English poet (d. 1958)
- 1886Jean Arp, Alsatian sculptor and painter (d. 1966)
- 1910Erich Kempka, Adolf Hitler’s chauffeur (d. 1975)
- 1911Paul Henning, American producer and writer (d. 2005)
- 1948Ron Blair, American bassist
- 1953Jerry Pate, American golfer
- 1959Dave Richardson, former South African cricketer
- 1982Ryan Thomson, Scottish footballer
- 1987Travis Wall, American dancer and dance instructor
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