September 6: Day of the Week
September 6, 2019 was the 249th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 116 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.
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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 6 Historical Event(s)
- 394Battle of the Frigidus: The Christian Roman Emperor Theodosius I defeats and kills the pagan usurper Eugenius and his Frankish magister militum Arbogast.
- 1492Christopher Columbus sails from La Gomera in the Canary Islands, his final port of call before crossing the Atlantic for the first time.
- 1847Henry David Thoreau leaves Walden Pond and moves in with Ralph Waldo Emerson and his family in Concord, Massachusetts.
- 1930Democratically elected Argentine president Hipólito Yrigoyen is deposed in a military coup.
- 1939World War II: The Battle of Barking Creek.
- 1943The Monterrey Institute of Technology, one of the largest and most influential private universities in Latin America, is founded in Monterrey, Mexico.
- 1948Juliana becomes Queen of the Netherlands.
- 1965War of 1965: India retaliates following Pakistan’s Operation Grand Slam which resulted in the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965 that ends in a stalemate and follows the signing of the Tashkent Declaration.
- 1968Swaziland becomes independent.
- 1976Cold War: Soviet air force pilot Lt. Viktor Belenko lands a MiG-25 jet fighter at Hakodate on the island of Hokkaidō in Japan and requests political asylum in the United States.
Who were born on September 6?
- 1800Catharine Beecher, American educator (d. 1878)
- 1876John James Rickard Macleod, Scottish-born physician and physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1935)
- 1900Julien Green, French-born American novelist (d. 1998)
- 1909Michael Gordon, American actor and director (d. 1993)
- 1919Wilson Greatbatch, American inventor
- 1943Richard J. Roberts, English biochemist and molecular biologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
- 1947Bruce Rioch, Scottish footballer and coach
- 1965John Polson, Australian actor and film director
- 1984Orsi Kocsis, Hungarian model
- 1987Ramiele Malubay, American singer
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