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Tuesday September 26, 2023

September 26: Day of the Week

September 26, 2023 is the 269th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 96 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mardi.

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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 Parthenon in Athens is partially destroyed by an explosion caused by the bombing from Venetian forces led by Morosini who are besieging the Ottoman Turks stationed in Athens.
  • 1810
    A new Act of Succession is adopted by the Riksdag of the Estates and Jean Baptiste Bernadotte becomes heir to the Swedish throne.
  • 1917
    World War I: The Battle of Polygon Wood begins.
  • 1944
    World War II: Operation Market Garden fails.
  • 1960
    Fidel Castro announces Cuba’s support for the U.S.S.R.
  • 1981
    Baseball: Nolan Ryan sets a Major League record by throwing his fifth no-hitter.
  • 1997
    A Garuda Indonesia Airbus A-300 crashes near Medan, Indonesia, airport, killing 234.
  • 2000
    Anti-globalization protests in Prague (some 20,000 protesters) turn violent during the IMF and World Bank summits.
  • 2002
    The overcrowded Senegalese ferry MV Joola capsizes off the coast of The Gambia killing more than 1,000.

Who were born on September 26?

  • 1873
    Aleksey Shchusev, Russian architect (d. 1949)
  • 1892
    Robert Staughton Lynd, American historian (d. 1970)
  • 1895
    George Raft, American actor (d. 1980)
  • 1907
    Bep van Klaveren, Dutch boxer (d. 1992)
  • 1922
    Nicholas Romanov, Prince of Russia, French-born pretender to the Russian throne
  • 1927
    Robert Cade, American physician and beverage inventor (d. 2007)
  • 1949
    Minette Walters, English novelist
  • 1969
    Anthony Kavanagh, French-Canadian comedian, actor and singer
  • 1980
    Brooks Orpik, American ice hockey player
  • 1982
    Rob Burrow, English rugby player

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