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 263rd day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 102 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is September 7, 2022 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 27,727,200 minutes 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 ‘dihectahexacontatrigon’ day.
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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 124 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 3,560 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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September 20 Historical Events
Diego de Montemayor founds the city of Monterrey in New Spain.
French troops stop allied invasion of France, during the War of the First Coalition at Valmy.
The Indian Rebellion of 1857 ends with the recapture of Delhi by troops loyal to the East India Company.
Bishop John Coleridge Patteson is martyred on the island of Nukapu, a Polynesian outlier island now in the Temotu Province of the Solomon Islands. He is the first bishop of Melanesia.
Charles Duryea and his brother road-test the first American-made gasoline-powered automobile.
Syro-Malankara Catholic Church is formed by Archbishop Mar Ivanios.
Greek general Konstantinos Dovas becomes Prime Minister of Greece.
A coup d'état in the Central African Empire overthrows Emperor Bokasa I.
The National Football League players begin a 57-day strike.
The British MI6 Secret Intelligence Service building is attacked by unapprehended forces using a Russian-built RPG-22 anti-tank missile.
Who were born on September 20?
Kenneth More, English actor (d. 1982)
Clarice Taylor, American actress (d. 2011)
Donald Hall, American poet and US Poet Laureate
David Pegg, English footballer (d. 1958)
Monica Zetterlund, Swedish actress and singer (d. 2005)
Jim Cullum, Jr., American jazz cornetist noted for his contributions to the Dixieland jazz tradition
George R. R. Martin, American writer
Juan Pablo Montoya, Colombian race car driver
Dante Hall, American football player
Spencer Locke, American actress
Who died on September 20?
Chidiock Tichborne, English conspirator and poet (b. 1558)
Jan Gruter, Dutch critic (b. 1560)
Philander Chase, American university founder (b. 1775)
Pablo de Sarasate, Spanish violinist and composer (b. 1844)
Jim Croce, American singer and songwriter (b. 1943)
Abioseh Nicol, Sierra Leonean diplomat (b. 1924)
Raisa Gorbachova, wife of Mikhail Gorbachev (b. 1932)
Armin Jordan, Swiss conductor (b. 1932)
Kenny McKinley, American football player (b. 1987)
Leonard Skinner, American high school gym teacher; namesake of rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd (b. 1933)
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