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Wednesday September 2, 2020

September 2: Day of the Week

September 2, 2020 is the 246th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 120 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.

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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.
  • 44 BC
    Cicero launches the first of his Philippics (oratorical attacks) on Mark Antony. He will make 14 of them over the following months.
  • 1666
    The Great Fire of London breaks out and burns for three days, destroying 10,000 buildings including St Paul’s Cathedral.
  • 1811
    The University of Oslo is founded as The Royal Fredericks University, after Frederick VI of Denmark and Norway.
  • 1859
    A solar super storm affects electrical telegraph service.
  • 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.
  • 1957
    President Ngo Dinh Diem of South Vietnam becomes the first foreign head of state to make a state visit to Australia.
  • 1960
    The first election of the Parliament of the Central Tibetan Administration, in history of Tibet. The Tibetan community observes this date as the Democracy Day.
  • 1998
    The 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?

  • 1854
    Hans Jæger, Norwegian writer and political activist (d. 1910)
  • 1883
    Archduchess Elisabeth Marie of Austria, “The Red Archduchess” (d. 1963)
  • 1913
    Bill Shankly, Scottish football manager (d. 1981)
  • 1915
    Benjamin Aaron, American labor law expert (d. 2007)
  • 1946
    Luis Avalos, Cuban actor
  • 1960
    John S. Hall, American poet and spoken-word artist
  • 1966
    Marcello Cuttitta, Italian rugby player
  • 1976
    Erin Hershey Presley, American actress
  • 1977
    Frédéric Kanouté, Malian footballer
  • 1981
    Bracha van Doesburgh, Dutch actress

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