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.
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)
- 1800Napoleon surrenders Malta to Great Britain.
- 1812War of 1812: The Siege of Fort Wayne begins when Chief Winamac’s forces attack two soldiers returning from the fort’s outhouses.
- 1816Louis XVIII has to dissolve the Chambre introuvable (“Unobtainable Chamber”).
- 1839United Kingdom declared First Opium War on the Qing Dynasty of China.
- 1862James Glaisher, pioneering meteorologist and Henry Tracey Coxwell break world record for altitude whilst collecting data in their balloon.
- 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.
- 1944Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg constitute Benelux.
- 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.
- 1960The poet Léopold Sédar Senghor is elected as the first President of Senegal.
- 1969My 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?
- 973Abū Rayḥān al-Bīrūnī, Khwarezmi-born Persian polymath (d. 1048)
- 1667Giovanni Gerolamo Saccheri, Italian mathematician (d. 1733)
- 1781Anton Diabelli, Austrian composer, editor and music publisher (d. 1858)
- 1791Giacomo Meyerbeer, German composer (d. 1864)
- 1809Manuel Montt Torres, Chilean politician (d. 1880)
- 1897Arthur Nielsen, American market analyst (d. 1980)
- 1935Paul Josef Cordes, German Roman Catholic Cardinal
- 1964Kevin Saunderson American electronic music producer
- 1978Chris Jack, New Zealand rugby union footballer
- 1988Nuri Şahin, Turkish footballer
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