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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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.

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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.
  • 1687
    The city council of Amsterdam votes to support William of Orange’s invasion of England, which became the Glorious 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.
  • 1872
    The first Shriners Temple (called Mecca) is established in New York City.
  • 1918
    World War I: The Meuse-Argonne Offensive, the bloodiest single battle in American history, begins.
  • 1934
    Steamship RMS Queen Mary is launched.
  • 1950
    Indonesia is admitted to the United Nations.
  • 1954
    Japanese rail ferry Toya Maru sinks during a typhoon in the Tsugaru Strait, Japan killing 1,172.
  • 1973
    Concorde makes its first non-stop crossing of the Atlantic in record-breaking time.
  • 1983
    Soviet military officer Stanislav Petrov averts a likely worldwide nuclear war by correctly identifying a report of an incoming nuclear missile as a computer error and not an American first strike.

Who were born on September 26?

  • 1849
    Ivan Pavlov, Russian scientist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (d. 1936)
  • 1875
    Edmund Gwenn, Welsh actor (d. 1959)
  • 1895
    Jürgen Stroop, German Nazi SS officer (d. 1952)
  • 1925
    Norm Dussault, American ice hockey player
  • 1935
    Joe Sherlock, Irish politician (d. 2007)
  • 1939
    Ricky Tomlinson, English actor
  • 1946
    Radha Krishna Mainali, Nepalese politician
  • 1958
    Richard B. Weldon, Jr., American politician
  • 1972
    Melanie Paxson, American actress
  • 1979
    Naomichi Marufuji, Japanese professional wrestler

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