September 23: Day of the Week
September 23, 2018 was the 266th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 99 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is domingo.
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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)
- 1846Neptune is discovered by French astronomer Urbain Jean Joseph Le Verrier and British astronomer John Couch Adams; the discovery is verified by German astronomer Johann Gottfried Galle.
- 1908University of Alberta in Alberta, Canada, is founded.
- 1909The 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.
- 1932The Kingdom of Hejaz and Nejd is renamed the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
- 1969The Chicago Eight trial opens in Chicago.
- 1972Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos announces over television and radio the implementation of martial law.
- 1983Saint Kitts and Nevis joins the United Nations.
- 1992A large Provisional Irish Republican Army bomb destroys forensic laboratories in Belfast.
- 1999Celebrate Bisexuality Day was first observed in the United States.
- 2008Kauhajoki school shooting: Matti Saari kills 10 people before committing suicide.
Who were born on September 23?
- 480 BCEuripides, Greek playwright (d. 406 BC)
- 1161Emperor Takakura of Japan (d. 1181)
- 1215Kublai Khan of the Mongol Empire (d. 1294)
- 1647Joseph Dudley, American statesman (d. 1720)
- 1800William Holmes McGuffey, American educator and textbook author (d. 1873)
- 1898Les Haylen, Australian politician and novelist (d. 1977)
- 1907Albert Ammons, American boogie-woogie pianist (d. 1949)
- 1925Eleonora Rossi Drago, Italian actress (d. 2007)
- 1969Michelle Thomas, American actress (d. 1998)
- 1988Juan Martín del Potro, Argentinian tennis player
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