September 5: Day of the Week
September 5, 2020 is the 249th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 117 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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.
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.
- 1941Whole territory of Estonia is occupied by Nazi Germany.
- 1942World War II: Japanese high command orders withdrawal at Milne Bay, first Japanese defeat in the Pacific War.
- 1943World War II: The 503rd Parachute Infantry Regiment lands and occupies Nazdab, near Lae in the Salamaua-Lae campaign.
- 1945Cold War: Igor Gouzenko, a Soviet Union embassy clerk, defects to Canada, exposing Soviet espionage in North America, signalling the beginning of the Cold War.
- 1945Iva Toguri D'Aquino, a Japanese-American suspected of being wartime radio propagandist Tokyo Rose, is arrested in Yokohama.
- 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.
- 1978Camp David Accords: Menachem Begin and Anwar Sadat begin peace process at Camp David, Maryland.
- 1980The St. Gotthard Tunnel opens in Switzerland as the world’s longest highway tunnel at 10.14 miles (16.224 km) stretching from Goschenen to Airolo.
- 1984STS-41-D: The Space Shuttle Discovery lands after its maiden voyage.
Who were born on September 5?
- 1769John Shortland, English naval officer (d. 1810)
- 1897Arthur Nielsen, American market analyst (d. 1980)
- 1917Sören Nordin, Swedish harness racing driver and trainer (d. 2008)
- 1946Loudon Wainwright III, American singer and composer
- 1949Clem Clempson, English rock guitarist
- 1950Cathy Guisewite, American cartoonist
- 1956Roine Stolt, Swedish guitarist (The Flower Kings)
- 1979Stacey Dales, Canadian basketball player and sportscaster
- 1981Filippo Volandri, Italian tennis player
- 1981Nina Eichinger, German actress
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