September 26: Day of the Week
September 26, 2019 is the 269th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 96 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.
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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)
- 46 BCJulius Caesar dedicates a temple to his mythical ancestor Venus Genetrix in accordance with a vow he made at the battle of Pharsalus.
- 1580Sir Francis Drake finishes his circumnavigation of the Earth.
- 1687The city council of Amsterdam votes to support William of Orange’s invasion of England, which became the Glorious Revolution.
- 1783The first battle of Shays’ Rebellion begins.
- 1934Steamship RMS Queen Mary is launched.
- 1960Fidel Castro announces Cuba’s support for the U.S.S.R.
- 1983Soviet 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.
- 1984The United Kingdom agrees to the handover of Hong Kong
- 2000Anti-globalization protests in Prague (some 20,000 protesters) turn violent during the IMF and World Bank summits.
- 2009Typhoon Ketsana (2009) hit the Philippines, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand, causing 700 fatalities.
Who were born on September 26?
- 1774Johnny Appleseed, American environmentalist (d. 1845)
- 1925Norm Dussault, American ice hockey player
- 1951Stuart Tosh, Scottish musician
- 1962Melissa Sue Anderson, American actress
- 1963Lysette Anthony, English actress
- 1964Dave Martinez, American baseball player
- 1965Alexandra Lencastre, Portuguese actress
- 1972Melanie Paxson, American actress
- 1972Ras Kass, American rapper
- 1976Tyler Denk, American model and reality show contestant
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