September 2: Day of the Week
September 2, 2023 is the 245th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 120 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is samedi.
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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)
- 31 BCFinal War of the Roman Republic: Battle of Actium – off the western coast of Greece, forces of Octavian defeat troops under Mark Antony and Cleopatra.
- 1649The Italian city of Castro is completely destroyed by the forces of Pope Innocent X, ending the Wars of Castro.
- 1856The Tianjing Incident takes place in Nanjing, China.
- 1935Labor Day Hurricane of 1935: a large hurricane hits the Florida Keys killing 423.
- 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.
- 1958United States Air Force C-130A-II is shot down by fighters over Yerevan in Armenia when it strays into Soviet airspace while conducting a sigint mission. All crew members are killed.
- 1960The first election of the Parliament of the Central Tibetan Administration, in history of Tibet. The Tibetan community observes this date as the Democracy Day.
- 1992An earthquake in Nicaragua kills at least 116 people.
- 1998The 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?
- 1883Archduchess Elisabeth Marie of Austria, “The Red Archduchess” (d. 1963)
- 1917Cleveland Amory, American author (d. 1997)
- 1925Hugo Montenegro, American composer and bandleader (d. 1981)
- 1929Hal Ashby, American film director (d. 1988)
- 1946Dan White, American assassin (d. 1985)
- 1951Michael Gray, American actor
- 1960John S. Hall, American poet and spoken-word artist
- 1969Cedric “K-Ci” Hailey, American singer
- 1984Jack Peñate, English singer
- 1989Marcus Morris, American basketball player
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