September 23: Day of the Week
September 23, 2019 is the 266th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 99 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is lunes.
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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 23: This Day in History
It is frequently the day of the Autumnal Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere and the day of the Vernal Equinox in the Southern Hemisphere.
September 23 Historical Event(s)
- 1642First commencement exercises occur at Harvard College.
- 1857The Russian warship Lefort capsizes and sinks during a storm in the Gulf of Finland, killing all 826 aboard.
- 1868Grito de Lares (“Lares Revolt”) occurs in Puerto Rico against Spanish rule.
- 1889Nintendo Koppai (Later Nintendo Company, Limited) is founded by Fusajiro Yamauchi to produce and market the playing card game Hanafuda.
- 1905Norway and Sweden sign the “Karlstad treaty”, peacefully dissolving the Union between the two countries.
- 1936First ascent of Siniolchu by a German team.
- 1938Mobilization of the Czechoslovak army in response to the Munich Crisis.
- 1943World War II: The Nazi puppet state the Italian Social Republic is founded.
- 1959Iowa farmer and corn breeder Roswell Garst hosts Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev.
- 1959The MS Princess of Tasmania, Australia’s first passenger roll-on/roll-off diesel ferry, makes her maiden voyage across Bass Strait.
Who were born on September 23?
- 1215Kublai Khan of the Mongol Empire (d. 1294)
- 1771Emperor Kokaku of Japan (d. 1840)
- 1791Johann Franz Encke, German astronomer (d. 1865)
- 1931Hilly Kristal, American club owner (CBGB) and musician (d. 2007)
- 1935Les McCann, American soul jazz piano player and vocalist
- 1945Igor Ivanov, Russian politician
- 1948Don Grolnick, American jazz and pop pianist and composer
- 1959Martin Page, English singer and songwriter
- 1969Michelle Thomas, American actress (d. 1998)
- 1978Keri Lynn Pratt, American actress
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