September 2: Day of the Week
September 2, 2019 is the 245th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 120 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is lunes.
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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 2 Historical Event(s)
- 1649The Italian city of Castro is completely destroyed by the forces of Pope Innocent X, ending the Wars of Castro.
- 1752Great Britain adopts the Gregorian calendar, nearly two centuries later than most of Western Europe.
- 1807The Royal Navy bombards Copenhagen with fire bombs and phosphorus rockets to prevent Denmark from surrendering its fleet to Napoleon.
- 1859A solar super storm affects electrical telegraph service.
- 1862American Civil War: President Abraham Lincoln reluctantly restores Union General George B. McClellan to full command after General John Pope’s disastrous defeat at the Second Battle of Bull Run.
- 1945Vietnam declares its independence, forming the Democratic Republic of Vietnam.
- 1946The Interim Government of India is formed with Jawaharlal Nehru as Vice President with the powers of a Prime Minister.
- 1990Transnistria is unilaterally proclaimed a Soviet republic; the Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev declares the decision null and void.
- 1998Swissair Flight 111 crashes near Peggys Cove, Nova Scotia. All 229 people on board are killed.
- 1998The UN’s International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda finds Jean Paul Akayesu, the former mayor of a small town in Rwanda, guilty of nine counts of genocide.
Who were born on September 2?
- 1917Cleveland Amory, American author (d. 1997)
- 1929Victor Spinetti, Welsh actor
- 1948Terry Bradshaw, American football player
- 1953John Zorn, American composer, arranger and saxophonist
- 1956Angelo Fusco, Northern Irish Provisional Irish Republican Army member
- 1957Tony Alva, American skateboarder
- 1960John S. Hall, American poet and spoken-word artist
- 1963Sam Mitchell, American basketball player and coach
- 1967Andreas Möller, German footballer
- 1983Rich Boy, American rapper
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