September 16: Day of the Week
September 16, 2020 was the 260th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 106 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was 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)
- 307Severus II is captured and imprisoned at Tres Tabernae. He is later executed (or forced to commit suicide) after Emperor Galerius unsuccessfully invades Italy.
- 1701James Francis Edward Stuart, sometimes called the “Old Pretender”, becomes the Jacobite claimant to the thrones of England and Scotland.
- 1779American Revolutionary War: The Franco-American Siege of Savannah begins.
- 1941World War II: Concerned that Reza Pahlavi the Shah of Persia is about to ally his petroleum-rich empire with Nazi Germany, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union invade Iran in late August and force the Shah to abdicate in favor of his son, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.
- 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.
- 1975The Cape Verde Islands, Mozambique, and Sao Tome and Principe join the United Nations.
- 1975The first prototype of the MiG-31 interceptor makes its maiden flight.
- 1978An earthquake measuring 7.5 to 7.9 on the Richter scale hits the city of Tabas, Iran killing about 25,000 people.
- 1980Saint Vincent and the Grenadines join the United Nations.
Who were born on September 16?
- 1507Jiajing, Emperor of China (d. 1567)
- 1897Milt Franklyn, American musician (d. 1962)
- 1911Paul Henning, American producer and writer (d. 2005)
- 1926Takao Tanabe, Canadian painter
- 1930Anne Francis, American actress (d. 2011)
- 1937Vince Naimoli, American former MLB team owner
- 1950David Bellamy, American guitarist and singer
- 1950Henry Louis Gates, American scholar
- 1960Ean Evans, bassist for Lynyrd Skynyrd
- 1992Jake Roche, English actor
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