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.
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)
- 1580Sir Francis Drake finishes his circumnavigation of the Earth.
- 1777British troops occupy Philadelphia, Pennsylvania during the American Revolution.
- 1789Thomas 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.
- 1810A new Act of Succession is adopted by the Riksdag of the Estates and Jean Baptiste Bernadotte becomes heir to the Swedish throne.
- 1918World War I: The Meuse-Argonne Offensive, the bloodiest single battle in American history, begins.
- 1934Steamship RMS Queen Mary is launched.
- 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.
- 2000The MS Express Samina sinks off Paros in the Agean sea killing 80 passengers.
- 2009Typhoon Ketsana (2009) hit the Philippines, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand, causing 700 fatalities.
Who were born on September 26?
- 1820Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar, Bengali scholar (d. 1891)
- 1874Lewis Hine, American photographer and activist (d. 1940)
- 1927Robert Blackburn, Irish educationist (d. 1990)
- 1932Richard Herd, American actor
- 1938Lars Jacob Krogh, Norwegian journalist (d. 2010)
- 1945Gal Costa, Brazilian singer
- 1946Christine Todd Whitman, American politician
- 1959Rich Gedman, American baseball player
- 1968James Caviezel, American actor
- 1973Chris Small, Scottish snooker player
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