September 16: Day of the Week
September 16, 2022 is the 259th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 106 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.
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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)
- 1620The Mayflower starts her voyage to North America
- 1776American Revolutionary War: the Battle of Harlem Heights is fought.
- 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.
- 1812The Fire of Moscow (1812) begins shortly after midnight and destroys three quarters of the city days later.
- 1959The first successful photocopier, the Xerox 914, is introduced in a demonstration on live television from New York City.
- 1966The Metropolitan Opera House opens at Lincoln Center in New York City with the world premiere of Samuel Barber’s opera, Antony and Cleopatra.
- 1975Papua New Guinea gains its independence from Australia.
- 1987The Montreal Protocol is signed to protect the ozone layer from depletion.
- 2005The Camorra organized crime boss Paolo Di Lauro gets arrested in Naples, Italy.
- 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?
- 1507Jiajing, Emperor of China (d. 1567)
- 1911Paul Henning, American producer and writer (d. 2005)
- 1918Władysław Kędra, Polish pianist (d. 1968)
- 1928Lady Gwen Thompson, British occultist (d. 1986)
- 1947Russ Abbot, British comedian
- 1948Kenney Jones, English musician (The Small Faces; Faces; The Who)
- 1960Kurt Busiek, American comic book writer
- 1971Amy Poehler, American comedian (Saturday Night Live)
- 1973Alexander Vinokourov, Kazakh cyclist
- 1976Tina Barrett, British singer (S Club)
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