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.
- 1212Golden Bull of Sicily is certified as an hereditary royal title in Bohemia for the Přemyslid dynasty.
- 1687The 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.
- 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.
- 1907New Zealand and Newfoundland each become dominions within the British Empire.
- 1960Fidel Castro announces Cuba’s support for the U.S.S.R.
- 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.
- 2008Swiss pilot and inventor Yves Rossy becomes first person to fly a jet engine-powered wing across the English Channel.
Who were born on September 26?
- 1843Joseph Furphy, Australian novelist (as “Tom Collins”; d. 1912)
- 1887Sir Barnes Wallis, English scientist and inventor (d. 1979)
- 1927Patrick O'Neal, American actor (d. 1994)
- 1941Salvatore Accardo, Italian violinist and conductor
- 1947Lynn Anderson, American country music singer
- 1967Shannon Hoon, American singer (Blind Melon) (d. 1995)
- 1969Paul Warhurst, English footballer
- 1975Jake Paltrow, American film director
- 1977André Hunger, German artist and designer
- 1979Jacob Tierney, Canadian actor
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