September 16: Day of the Week
September 16, 2021 is the 259th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 106 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.
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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)
- 1812The Fire of Moscow (1812) begins shortly after midnight and destroys three quarters of the city days later.
- 1863Robert College of Istanbul-Turkey, the first American educational institution outside the United States, is founded by Christopher Robert, an American philanthropist.
- 1908The General Motors Corporation is founded.
- 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.
- 1955Juan Perón is deposed as the ruler of Argentina.
- 1978An earthquake measuring 7.5 to 7.9 on the Richter scale hits the city of Tabas, Iran killing about 25,000 people.
- 1990The railroad between the People’s Republic of China and Kazakhstan becomes complete at Dostyk, adding a sizable link to the concept of the Eurasian Land Bridge.
- 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.
- 2007Mercenaries working for Blackwater Worldwide allegedly shoot and kill 17 Iraqi civilians in Nisour Square, Baghdad; all criminal charges against them are later dismissed, sparking outrage in the Arab world.
Who were born on September 16?
- 1386King Henry V of England, (d. 1422)
- 1911Paul Henning, American producer and writer (d. 2005)
- 1911Wilfred Burchett, Australian journalist (d. 1983)
- 1914Allen Funt, American radio and television personality (d. 1999)
- 1915Cy Walter, American pianist (d. 1968)
- 1925Charlie Byrd, American musician (d. 1999)
- 1946Mike Reynolds, Australian politician
- 1960Jayne Brook, American actress
- 1961Bilinda Butcher, British singer (My Bloody Valentine)
- 1971Amy Poehler, American comedian (Saturday Night Live)
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