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Sunday September 2, 2018

September 2: Day of the Week

September 2, 2018 was the 245th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 120 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.

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

September 2018
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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)

  • 44 BC
    Pharaoh Cleopatra VII of Egypt declares her son co-ruler as Ptolemy XV Caesarion.
  • 44 BC
    Cicero launches the first of his Philippics (oratorical attacks) on Mark Antony. He will make 14 of them over the following months.
  • 1666
    The Great Fire of London breaks out and burns for three days, destroying 10,000 buildings including St Paul’s Cathedral.
  • 1752
    Great Britain adopts the Gregorian calendar, nearly two centuries later than most of Western Europe.
  • 1789
    The United States Department of the Treasury is founded.
  • 1862
    American 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.
  • 1898
    Battle of Omdurman – British and Egyptian troops defeat Sudanese tribesmen and establish British dominance in Sudan.
  • 1957
    President Ngo Dinh Diem of South Vietnam becomes the first foreign head of state to make a state visit to Australia.
  • 1970
    NASA announces the cancellation of two Apollo missions to the Moon, Apollo 15 (the designation is re-used by a later mission), and Apollo 19.
  • 1998
    The 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?

  • 1847
    Roger Wolcott, 39th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1900)
  • 1852
    Paul Bourget, French novelist and critic (d. 1935)
  • 1877
    Frederick Soddy, British chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1956)
  • 1911
    Romare Bearden, African American painter (d. 1988)
  • 1948
    Christa McAuliffe, American schoolteacher and astronaut (d. 1986)
  • 1951
    Michael Gray, American actor
  • 1974
    Steven Johnson, Australian racing driver
  • 1980
    Hiroki Yoshimoto, Japanese racing driver
  • 1982
    Joey Barton, English footballer
  • 1987
    Scott Moir, Canadian ice dancer

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