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)
- 1666The Great Fire of London breaks out and burns for three days, destroying 10,000 buildings including St Paul’s Cathedral.
- 1806A massive landslide destroys the town of Goldau, Switzerland, killing 457.
- 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.
- 1864American Civil War: Union forces enter Atlanta, Georgia, a day after the Confederate defenders flee the city.
- 1898Battle of Omdurman – British and Egyptian troops defeat Sudanese tribesmen and establish British dominance in Sudan.
- 1935Labor Day Hurricane of 1935: a large hurricane hits the Florida Keys killing 423.
- 1945Vietnam declares its independence, forming the Democratic Republic of Vietnam.
- 1991Nagorno Karabakh declares its independence from Azerbaijan forming the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic.
- 1991The United States recognize the independence of the Baltic states: Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania.
- 1998Swissair Flight 111 crashes near Peggys Cove, Nova Scotia. All 229 people on board are killed.
Who were born on September 2?
- 1675William Somervile, English poet (d. 1742)
- 1830William P. Frye, American politician (d. 1911)
- 1866Charles Vintcent, South African cricketer (d. 1943)
- 1929Hal Ashby, American film director (d. 1988)
- 1938Mary Jo Catlett, American actress
- 1951Mark Harmon, American actor
- 1956Angelo Fusco, Northern Irish Provisional Irish Republican Army member
- 1964Keanu Reeves, Canadian actor
- 1979Alex Chu, Korean singer
- 1981Chris Tremlett, English cricketer
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