September 2: Day of the Week
September 2, 2020 was the 246th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 120 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.
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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)
- 1789The United States Department of the Treasury is founded.
- 1806A massive landslide destroys the town of Goldau, Switzerland, killing 457.
- 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.
- 1870Franco-Prussian War: Battle of Sedan – Prussian forces take Napoleon III of France and 100,000 of his soldiers prisoner.
- 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.
- 1945World 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.
- 1946The Interim Government of India is formed with Jawaharlal Nehru as Vice President with the powers of a Prime Minister.
- 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.
- 1992An earthquake in Nicaragua kills at least 116 people.
Who were born on September 2?
- 1778Louis Bonaparte, King of Holland (d. 1846)
- 1878Ion Dragoumis, Greek diplomat, writer and revolutionary (d. 1920)
- 1946Billy Preston, American keyboardist (d. 2006)
- 1946Dan White, American assassin (d. 1985)
- 1948Christa McAuliffe, American schoolteacher and astronaut (d. 1986)
- 1950Rosanna DeSoto, American actress
- 1951Jon Feltheimer, American film executive
- 1953Ahmad Shah Massoud, Afghan commander (d. 2001)
- 1966Salma Hayek, Mexican actress
- 1990Marcus Ericsson, Swedish racing driver
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