September 26: Day of the Week
September 26, 2020 was the 270th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 96 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was 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.
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)
- 1783The first battle of Shays’ Rebellion begins.
- 1907New Zealand and Newfoundland each become dominions within the British Empire.
- 1918World War I: The Meuse-Argonne Offensive, the bloodiest single battle in American history, begins.
- 1944World War II: On the central front of the Gothic Line Brazilian troops control the Serchio valley region after ten days of fighting.
- 1944World War II: Operation Market Garden fails.
- 1960Fidel Castro announces Cuba’s support for the U.S.S.R.
- 1983Australia II wins the America’s Cup, ending the longest winning streak in sporting history.
- 1984The United Kingdom agrees to the handover of Hong Kong
- 2001Polish Wikipedia was started.
- 2002The overcrowded Senegalese ferry MV Joola capsizes off the coast of The Gambia killing more than 1,000.
Who were born on September 26?
- 1907Bep van Klaveren, Dutch boxer (d. 1992)
- 1919Barbara Britton, American actress (d. 1980)
- 1925Norm Dussault, American ice hockey player
- 1932Richard Herd, American actor
- 1946Andrea Dworkin, American feminist (d. 2005)
- 1952Predrag Miletić, Serbian actor
- 1969Anthony Kavanagh, French-Canadian comedian, actor and singer
- 1980Patrick Friesacher, Austrian race car driver
- 1981Collien Ulmen-Fernandes, German TV host and actress
- 1982Rob Burrow, English rugby player
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