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Wednesday September 2, 2020

September 2: Day of the Week

September 2, 2020 was the 246th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 120 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.

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Here’s the September calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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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 2 Historical Event(s)

  • 1789
    The United States Department of the Treasury is founded.
  • 1806
    A massive landslide destroys the town of Goldau, Switzerland, killing 457.
  • 1867
    Mutsuhito, Emperor Meiji of Japan, marries Masako Ichijō. The Empress consort is thereafter known as Lady Haruko. Since her death in 1914, she is called by the posthumous name Empress Shōken.
  • 1870
    Franco-Prussian War: Battle of Sedan – Prussian forces take Napoleon III of France and 100,000 of his soldiers prisoner.
  • 1939
    World War II: following the start of the invasion of Poland the previous day, the Free City of Danzig (now Gdańsk, Poland) is annexed by Nazi Germany.
  • 1945
    World War II: Combat ends in the Pacific Theater: the Instrument of Surrender of Japan is signed by Japanese Foreign Minister Mamoru Shigemitsu and accepted aboard the battleship USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay.
  • 1946
    The Interim Government of India is formed with Jawaharlal Nehru as Vice President with the powers of a Prime Minister.
  • 1990
    Transnistria is unilaterally proclaimed a Soviet republic; the Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev declares the decision null and void.
  • 1991
    Nagorno Karabakh declares its independence from Azerbaijan forming the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic.
  • 1992
    An earthquake in Nicaragua kills at least 116 people.

Who were born on September 2?

  • 1778
    Louis Bonaparte, King of Holland (d. 1846)
  • 1878
    Ion Dragoumis, Greek diplomat, writer and revolutionary (d. 1920)
  • 1946
    Billy Preston, American keyboardist (d. 2006)
  • 1946
    Dan White, American assassin (d. 1985)
  • 1948
    Christa McAuliffe, American schoolteacher and astronaut (d. 1986)
  • 1950
    Rosanna DeSoto, American actress
  • 1951
    Jon Feltheimer, American film executive
  • 1953
    Ahmad Shah Massoud, Afghan commander (d. 2001)
  • 1966
    Salma Hayek, Mexican actress
  • 1990
    Marcus Ericsson, Swedish racing driver

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