What happened this day in history September 20

What are the important events that happened on September 20? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

September 20: Facts & Myths About This Day

September 20 is the 264th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 102 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is September 7, 2024 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 479,664 hours has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘dihectahexacontatetragon’ day.

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.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 131 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 4,291 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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September 20 Historical Events

  • 1058
    Agnes de Poitou and Andrew I of Hungary meet to negotiate about the border-zone in present-day Burgenland.
  • 1260
    the Great Prussian Uprising among the old Prussians begins against the Teutonic Knights.
  • 1498
    The 1498 Meiō Nankaidō earthquake generates a tsunami that washes away the building housing the statue of the Great Buddha at Kōtoku-in in Kamakura, Kanagawa, Japan; since then the Buddha has sat in the open air.
  • 1737
    The finish of the Walking Purchase which forces the cession of 1.2 million acres (4,860 km²) of Lenape-Delaware tribal land to the Pennsylvania Colony.
  • 1792
    French troops stop allied invasion of France, during the War of the First Coalition at Valmy.
  • 1870
    Bersaglieri corps enter Rome through the Porta Pia and complete the unification of Italy.
  • 1930
    Syro-Malankara Catholic Church is formed by Archbishop Mar Ivanios.
  • 1982
    The National Football League players begin a 57-day strike.
  • 2002
    The Kolka-Karmadon rock/ice slide.
  • 2011
    The United States ends its “Don't Ask, Don't Tell” policy, allowing gay men and women to serve openly for the first time.

Who were born on September 20?

  • 1853
    Chulalongkorn, King of Thailand (d. 1910)
  • 1886
    Charles Williams, British author (d. 1945)
  • 1913
    John Collins, jazz guitarist (d. 2001)
  • 1931
    Cherd Songsri, Thai filmmaker (d. 2006)
  • 1949
    Mahesh Bhatt, Indian film director
  • 1968
    Ben Shepherd, American bassist (Soundgarden)
  • 1975
    Asia Argento, Italian actress
  • 1978
    Sarit Hadad, Israeli singer
  • 1982
    Athanasios Tsigas, Greek footballer
  • 1984
    Brian Joubert, French figure skater

Who died on September 20?

  • 1627
    Jan Gruter, Dutch critic (b. 1560)
  • 1630
    Claudio Saracini, Italian composer (b. 1586)
  • 1721
    Thomas Doggett, Irish actor (b. 1640)
  • 1839
    Sir Thomas Hardy, Royal Navy Vice-Admiral and First Lord of the Admiralty (b. 1769)
  • 1863
    Jacob Grimm, German writer and folklorist (b. 1785)
  • 1939
    Paul Bruchési, French Canadian Catholic archbishop (b. 1855)
  • 1973
    Jim Croce, American singer and songwriter (b. 1943)
  • 1979
    Ludvík Svoboda, Czech politician (b. 1895)
  • 1998
    Muriel Humphrey Brown, American politician (b. 1912)
  • 2003
    Simon Muzenda, Zimbabwe politician (b. 1922)

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