September 9: Day of the Week
September 9, 2018 was the 252nd day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 113 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.
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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 9 Historical Event(s)
- 1000Battle of Svolder, Viking Age.
- 1791Washington, D.C., the capitol of the United States, is named after President George Washington.
- 1839John Herschel takes the first glass plate photograph.
- 1922The Greco-Turkish War of 1919-1922 effectively ends with Turkish victory over the Greeks in Smyrna.
- 1939World War II: The Battle of Hel begins, the longest-defended pocket of Polish Army resistance during the German invasion of Poland.
- 1944World War II: The Fatherland Front takes power in Bulgaria through a military coup in the capital and armed rebellion in the country. A new pro-Soviet government is established.
- 1945Second Sino-Japanese War: Japan formally surrenders to China.
- 1999The beginning of the Y2K bug and debut of the Dreamcast.
- 2001Pärnu methanol tragedy occurs in Pärnu County, Estonia.
- 2010A natural gas pipeline explosion in San Bruno, California, creates a “wall of fire” more than 1000 ft high.
Who were born on September 9?
- 1629Cornelis Tromp, Dutch admiral (d. 1691)
- 1868Mary Hunter Austin, American writer (d. 1934)
- 1920Neil Chotem, Canadian pianist, conductor and composer (d. 2008)
- 1923Cliff Robertson, American actor (d. 2011)
- 1939Bruce Gray, Puerto Rican actor
- 1952Angela Cartwright, American actress
- 1968Francois Botha, South African boxer
- 1974Divine Brown, Canadian singer
- 1980Michelle Williams, American actress
- 1987Afrojack, Dutch music producer and DJ
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