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Wednesday September 23, 2020

September 23: Day of the Week

September 23, 2020 is the 267th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 99 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 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)

  • 1122
    Pope Calixtus II and Holy Roman Emperor Henry V agree to the Concordat of Worms to put an end to the Investiture Controversy.
  • 1857
    The Russian warship Lefort capsizes and sinks during a storm in the Gulf of Finland, killing all 826 aboard.
  • 1889
    Nintendo Koppai (Later Nintendo Company, Limited) is founded by Fusajiro Yamauchi to produce and market the playing card game Hanafuda.
  • 1908
    University of Alberta in Alberta, Canada, is founded.
  • 1909
    The Phantom of the Opera (original title: Le Fantôme de l'Opéra), a novel by French writer Gaston Leroux, is first published as a serialization in Le Gaulois.
  • 1932
    The Kingdom of Hejaz and Nejd is renamed the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • 1959
    The MS Princess of Tasmania, Australia’s first passenger roll-on/roll-off diesel ferry, makes her maiden voyage across Bass Strait.
  • 1972
    Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos announces over television and radio the implementation of martial law.
  • 1988
    José Canseco of the Oakland Athletics becomes the first member of the 40-40 club.
  • 2008
    Kauhajoki school shooting: Matti Saari kills 10 people before committing suicide.

Who were born on September 23?

  • 1819
    Hippolyte Fizeau, French physicist (d. 1896)
  • 1853
    Princess Marie Elisabeth of Saxe-Meiningen, Princess of Saxe Meiningen (d. 1923)
  • 1890
    Friedrich Paulus, German general (d. 1957)
  • 1913
    Carl-Henning Pedersen, Danish artist, member of the CoBrA movement (d. 2007)
  • 1939
    Sonny Vaccaro, American former sports executive
  • 1945
    Igor Ivanov, Russian politician
  • 1959
    Martin Page, English singer and songwriter
  • 1981
    Natalie Horler, German singer (Cascada)
  • 1985
    Brian Brohm, American football player
  • 1991
    Melanie Oudin, American tennis player

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