September 26: Day of the Week
September 26, 2019 was the 269th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 96 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was 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)
- 715Ragenfrid defeats Theudoald at the Battle of Compiègne.
- 1687The city council of Amsterdam votes to support William of Orange’s invasion of England, which became the Glorious 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.
- 1914The United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is established by the Federal Trade Commission Act.
- 1917World War I: The Battle of Polygon Wood begins.
- 1923Gustav Stresemann resumes the Weimar Republic’s payment of reparations.
- 1973Concorde makes its first non-stop crossing of the Atlantic in record-breaking time.
- 1997A Garuda Indonesia Airbus A-300 crashes near Medan, Indonesia, airport, killing 234.
- 2000The MS Express Samina sinks off Paros in the Agean sea killing 80 passengers.
- 2002The overcrowded Senegalese ferry MV Joola capsizes off the coast of The Gambia killing more than 1,000.
Who were born on September 26?
- 1750Cuthbert Collingwood, 1st Baron Collingwood, British admiral (d. 1810)
- 1820Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar, Bengali scholar (d. 1891)
- 1917Réal Caouette, French Canadian politician (d. 1976)
- 1922Takis Miliadis, Greek actor (d. 1985)
- 1930Fritz Wunderlich, German tenor (d. 1966)
- 1933Donna Douglas, American actress
- 1936Winnie Mandela, South African anti-apartheid activist
- 1946Radha Krishna Mainali, Nepalese politician
- 1949Marie Tifo, Canadian actress
- 1980Brooks Orpik, American ice hockey player
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