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Saturday September 26, 2020

September 26: Day of the Week

September 26, 2020 is the 270th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 96 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.

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Here’s the September calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Libra 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 26 Historical Event(s)

  • 1580
    Sir Francis Drake finishes his circumnavigation of the Earth.
  • 1777
    British troops occupy Philadelphia, Pennsylvania during the American Revolution.
  • 1789
    Thomas Jefferson is appointed the first United States Secretary of State, John Jay is appointed the first Chief Justice of the United States, Samuel Osgood is appointed the first United States Postmaster General, and Edmund Randolph is appointed the first United States Attorney General.
  • 1810
    A new Act of Succession is adopted by the Riksdag of the Estates and Jean Baptiste Bernadotte becomes heir to the Swedish throne.
  • 1918
    World War I: The Meuse-Argonne Offensive, the bloodiest single battle in American history, begins.
  • 1934
    Steamship RMS Queen Mary is launched.
  • 1944
    World War II: On the central front of the Gothic Line Brazilian troops control the Serchio valley region after ten days of fighting.
  • 1944
    World War II: Operation Market Garden fails.
  • 2000
    The MS Express Samina sinks off Paros in the Agean sea killing 80 passengers.
  • 2009
    Typhoon Ketsana (2009) hit the Philippines, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand, causing 700 fatalities.

Who were born on September 26?

  • 1820
    Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar, Bengali scholar (d. 1891)
  • 1874
    Lewis Hine, American photographer and activist (d. 1940)
  • 1927
    Robert Blackburn, Irish educationist (d. 1990)
  • 1932
    Richard Herd, American actor
  • 1938
    Lars Jacob Krogh, Norwegian journalist (d. 2010)
  • 1945
    Gal Costa, Brazilian singer
  • 1946
    Christine Todd Whitman, American politician
  • 1959
    Rich Gedman, American baseball player
  • 1968
    James Caviezel, American actor
  • 1973
    Chris Small, Scottish snooker player

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