September 2: Day of the Week
September 2, 2021 is the 245th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 120 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is jueves.
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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.
- 1807The Royal Navy bombards Copenhagen with fire bombs and phosphorus rockets to prevent Denmark from surrendering its fleet to Napoleon.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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?
- 1847Roger Wolcott, 39th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1900)
- 1857Thomas Groube, Australian cricketer (d. 1927)
- 1913Israel Gelfand, Russian mathematician (d. 2009)
- 1929Victor Spinetti, Welsh actor
- 1946Walt Simonson, American comic book artist and writer
- 1960Eric Dickerson, American football player
- 1969Cedric “K-Ci” Hailey, American singer
- 1974Steven Johnson, Australian racing driver
- 1989Marcus Morris, American basketball player
- 1990Marcus Ericsson, Swedish racing driver
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