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Thursday September 2, 2021

September 2: Day of the Week

September 2, 2021 is the 245th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 120 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.

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

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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)

  • 44 BC
    Pharaoh Cleopatra VII of Egypt declares her son co-ruler as Ptolemy XV Caesarion.
  • 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.
  • 1806
    A massive landslide destroys the town of Goldau, Switzerland, killing 457.
  • 1859
    A solar super storm affects electrical telegraph service.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1898
    Battle of Omdurman – British and Egyptian troops defeat Sudanese tribesmen and establish British dominance in Sudan.
  • 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.

Who were born on September 2?

  • 1675
    William Somervile, English poet (d. 1742)
  • 1854
    Hans Jæger, Norwegian writer and political activist (d. 1910)
  • 1879
    An Jung-geun, Korean assassin of Ito Hirobumi (d. 1910)
  • 1941
    John Thompson, Jr., American college basketball coach
  • 1951
    Jon Feltheimer, American film executive
  • 1961
    Carlos Valderrama, Colombian footballer
  • 1964
    Keanu Reeves, Canadian actor
  • 1965
    Partho Sen-Gupta, Indian filmmaker
  • 1976
    Phil Lipscomb, American bassist (Taproot)
  • 1977
    Amanda Marcotte, American feminist blogger

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