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 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
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)
- 1661Fall of Nicolas Fouquet: Louis XIV Superintendent of Finances is arrested in Nantes by D'Artagnan, captain of the king’s musketeers.
- 1836Sam Houston is elected as the first president of the Republic of Texas.
- 1862American Civil War: the Potomac River is crossed at White’s Ford in the Maryland Campaign.
- 1877Indian Wars: Oglala Sioux chief Crazy Horse is bayoneted by a United States soldier after resisting confinement in a guardhouse at Fort Robinson in Nebraska.
- 1882The first United States Labor Day parade is held in New York City.
- 1887Fire at Theatre Royal in Exeter, England killed 186
- 1918Decree “On Red Terror” is published in Russia
- 1970Vietnam War: Operation Jefferson Glenn begins: the United States 101st Airborne Division and the South Vietnamese 1st Infantry Division initiate a new operation in Thừa Thiên-Huế Province.
- 1975Sacramento, California: Lynette Fromme attempts to assassinate U.S. President Gerald Ford.
- 1984Western Australia becomes the last Australian state to abolish capital punishment.
Who were born on September 5?
- 1722Frederick Christian, Elector of Saxony (d. 1763)
- 1827Goffredo Mameli, Italian poet and writer (d. 1849)
- 1934Dennis Letts, American actor d. 2008
- 1936Bill Mazeroski, American baseball player
- 1961Marc-André Hamelin, Canadian pianist
- 1979Stewart Holden, English scrabble player
- 1981Daniel Moreno, Spanish professional bicyclist
- 1981Filippo Volandri, Italian tennis player
- 1983Pablo Granoche, Uruguayan footballer
- 1989Ben Youngs, English rugby union Scrum-Half
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