September 19: Day of the Week
September 19, 2020 is the 263rd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 103 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.
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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 19 Historical Event(s)
- 1356Battle of Poitiers: an English army under the command of Edward, the Black Prince defeats a French army and captures the French king, John II.
- 1870Franco-Prussian War: the Siege of Paris begins, which will result on January 28, 1871 in the surrender of Paris and a decisive Prussian victory.
- 1870Having invaded the Papal States a week earlier, the Italian Army lays siege to Rome, entering the city the next day, after which the Pope described himself as a Prisoner in the Vatican.
- 1940Witold Pilecki is voluntarily captured and sent to Auschwitz in order to smuggle out information and start a resistance.
- 1944Armistice between Finland and Soviet Union is signed. (End of the Continuation War).
- 1946The first Cannes Film Festival is held, having been delayed seven years due to World War II.
- 1973King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden has his investiture.
- 1976Turkish Airlines Boeing 727 hits the Taurus Mountains, outskirt of Karatepe, Osmaniye, Turkey, killing all 155 passengers and crew.
- 1978The Solomon Islands join the United Nations.
- 1990Delhi University student Rajiv Goswami attempts Self Immolation during Anti-Reservation agitation in India. Though he survived, his Self Immolation inspired nearly 150 self immolation bids and indirectly led to the Resignation of V P Singh Govt.
Who were born on September 19?
- 1908Tatsuo Shimabuku, founder of Isshinryu Karate (d. 1975)
- 1911Sir William Golding, English writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1993)
- 1927Rosemary Harris, English actress
- 1936Al Oerter, American athlete (d. 2007)
- 1947Lol Creme, English musician (10cc, Godley & Creme)
- 1964Bob Papa, American sportscaster
- 1966Eric Robert Rudolph, American criminal
- 1977Emil Sutovsky, Israeli chess Grandmaster
- 1990Evgeny Novikov, Russian rally driver
- 1994Alex Etel, English actor
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