September 2: Day of the Week
September 2, 2021 was the 245th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 120 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.
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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)
- 421Emperor Constantius III dies suddenly of an illness, his wife Galla Placidia becomes for the second time widow.
- 1859A solar super storm affects electrical telegraph service.
- 1867Mutsuhito, 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.
- 1898Battle of Omdurman – British and Egyptian troops defeat Sudanese tribesmen and establish British dominance in Sudan.
- 1939World 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.
- 1945Vietnam declares its independence, forming the Democratic Republic of Vietnam.
- 1957President Ngo Dinh Diem of South Vietnam becomes the first foreign head of state to make a state visit to Australia.
- 1963CBS Evening News becomes U.S. network television’s first half-hour weeknight news broadcast, when the show is lengthened from 15 to 30 minutes.
- 1990Transnistria is unilaterally proclaimed a Soviet republic; the Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev declares the decision null and void.
- 1991Nagorno Karabakh declares its independence from Azerbaijan forming the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic.
Who were born on September 2?
- 1839Henry George, American economist (d. 1897)
- 1852Paul Bourget, French novelist and critic (d. 1935)
- 1877Frederick Soddy, British chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1956)
- 1937Len Carlson, Canadian voice actor (d. 2006)
- 1941David Bale, South African–born American animal rights activist (d. 2003)
- 1951Jim DeMint, American politician
- 1971Kjetil André Aamodt, Norwegian alpine skier
- 1979Alex Chu, Korean singer
- 1989Alexandre Pato, Brazilian footballer
- 1989Ishmeet Singh Sodhi, Indian playback singer (d. 2008)
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