September 5: Day of the Week
September 5, 2019 is the 248th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 117 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is jueves.
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Here’s the September calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Virgo 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 5 Historical Event(s)
- 1666Great Fire of London ends: 10,000 buildings including St. Paul’s Cathedral are destroyed, but only 6 people are known to have died.
- 1862James Glaisher, pioneering meteorologist and Henry Tracey Coxwell break world record for altitude whilst collecting data in their balloon.
- 1906The first legal forward pass in American football is thrown by Bradbury Robinson of St. Louis University to teammate Jack Schneider in a 22–0 victory over Carroll College (Wisconsin).
- 1945Iva Toguri D'Aquino, a Japanese-American suspected of being wartime radio propagandist Tokyo Rose, is arrested in Yokohama.
- 1957Cuba: Fulgencio Batista bombs the revolt in Cienfuegos.
- 1960The poet Léopold Sédar Senghor is elected as the first President of Senegal.
- 1961The first conference of the Non Aligned Countries is held in Belgrade.
- 1972Munich Massacre: A Palestinian terrorist group called “Black September” attack and take hostage 11 Israel athletes at the Munich Olympic Games. 2 die in the attack and 9 die the following day.
- 1975Sacramento, California: Lynette Fromme attempts to assassinate U.S. President Gerald Ford.
- 1977Voyager program: Voyager 1 is launched after a brief delay.
Who were born on September 5?
- 1319Peter IV of Aragon (d. 1387)
- 1568Tommaso Campanella, Italian theologian, philosopher, and poet (d. 1639)
- 1818Edmund Kennedy, Australian explorer (d. 1848)
- 1916Frank Yerby American novelist (d. 1991
- 1917Sören Nordin, Swedish harness racing driver and trainer (d. 2008)
- 1918Jean-Marie Poitras, Canadian businessman and senator (d. 2009)
- 1940Raquel Welch, American actress
- 1979Stacey Dales, Canadian basketball player and sportscaster
- 1988Nuri Şahin, Turkish footballer
- 1989José Ángel Valdés, Spanish footballer
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