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Wednesday September 2, 2020

September 2: Day of the Week

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

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.

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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)

  • 421
    Emperor Constantius III dies suddenly of an illness, his wife Galla Placidia becomes for the second time widow.
  • 1666
    The Great Fire of London breaks out and burns for three days, destroying 10,000 buildings including St Paul’s Cathedral.
  • 1807
    The Royal Navy bombards Copenhagen with fire bombs and phosphorus rockets to prevent Denmark from surrendering its fleet to Napoleon.
  • 1859
    A solar super storm affects electrical telegraph service.
  • 1885
    Rock Springs massacre: in Rock Springs, Wyoming, 150 white miners, who are struggling to unionize so they could strike for better wages and work conditions, attack their Chinese fellow workers killing 28, wounding 15 and forcing several hundred more out of town.
  • 1898
    Battle of Omdurman – British and Egyptian troops defeat Sudanese tribesmen and establish British dominance in Sudan.
  • 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
    Vietnam declares its independence, forming the Democratic Republic of Vietnam.
  • 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.
  • 1960
    The first election of the Parliament of the Central Tibetan Administration, in history of Tibet. The Tibetan community observes this date as the Democracy Day.

Who were born on September 2?

  • 1753
    Marie Josephine Louise of Savoy, Italy-born queen consort of France and wife of King Louis XVIII of France (d. 1810)
  • 1820
    Lucretia Hale, American journalist and author (d. 1900)
  • 1857
    Thomas Groube, Australian cricketer (d. 1927)
  • 1877
    Frederick Soddy, British chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1956)
  • 1915
    Meinhardt Raabe, American actor (d. 2010)
  • 1919
    Marge Champion, American actress
  • 1928
    Horace Silver, American jazz pianist and composer
  • 1946
    Dan White, American assassin (d. 1985)
  • 1968
    Kristen Cloke, American actress
  • 1971
    Tommy Maddox, American football player

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