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Saturday September 5, 2020

September 5: Day of the Week

September 5, 2020 was the 249th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 117 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.

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Here’s the September calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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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)

  • 1800
    Napoleon surrenders Malta to Great Britain.
  • 1812
    War of 1812: The Siege of Fort Wayne begins when Chief Winamac’s forces attack two soldiers returning from the fort’s outhouses.
  • 1816
    Louis XVIII has to dissolve the Chambre introuvable (“Unobtainable Chamber”).
  • 1839
    United Kingdom declared First Opium War on the Qing Dynasty of China.
  • 1862
    James Glaisher, pioneering meteorologist and Henry Tracey Coxwell break world record for altitude whilst collecting data in their balloon.
  • 1877
    Indian Wars: Oglala Sioux chief Crazy Horse is bayoneted by a United States soldier after resisting confinement in a guardhouse at Fort Robinson in Nebraska.
  • 1944
    Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg constitute Benelux.
  • 1945
    Cold War: Igor Gouzenko, a Soviet Union embassy clerk, defects to Canada, exposing Soviet espionage in North America, signalling the beginning of the Cold War.
  • 1960
    The poet Léopold Sédar Senghor is elected as the first President of Senegal.
  • 1969
    My Lai Massacre: U.S. Army Lt. William Calley is charged with six specifications of premeditated murder for the death of 109 Vietnamese civilians in My Lai.

Who were born on September 5?

  • 973
    Abū Rayḥān al-Bīrūnī, Khwarezmi-born Persian polymath (d. 1048)
  • 1667
    Giovanni Gerolamo Saccheri, Italian mathematician (d. 1733)
  • 1781
    Anton Diabelli, Austrian composer, editor and music publisher (d. 1858)
  • 1791
    Giacomo Meyerbeer, German composer (d. 1864)
  • 1809
    Manuel Montt Torres, Chilean politician (d. 1880)
  • 1897
    Arthur Nielsen, American market analyst (d. 1980)
  • 1935
    Paul Josef Cordes, German Roman Catholic Cardinal
  • 1964
    Kevin Saunderson American electronic music producer
  • 1978
    Chris Jack, New Zealand rugby union footballer
  • 1988
    Nuri Şahin, Turkish footballer

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