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 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 102 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is September 7, 2023 – a Wednesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 28,252,800 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.
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 143 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 3,925 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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September 20 Historical Events
Agnes de Poitou and Andrew I of Hungary meet to negotiate about the border-zone in present-day Burgenland.
Battle of Alma: British and French troops defeat Russians in the Crimea.
Bersaglieri corps enter Rome through the Porta Pia and complete the unification of Italy.
Charles Duryea and his brother road-test the first American-made gasoline-powered automobile.
The ocean liner SS France, later known as the “Versailles of the Atlantic”, is launched.
Syro-Malankara Catholic Church is formed by Archbishop Mar Ivanios.
RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 is launched at John Brown & Company, Clydebank, Scotland. It is operated by the Cunard Line.
A suicide bomber in a car attacks the U.S. embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, killing twenty-two people.
In an address to a joint session of Congress and the American people, U.S. President George W. Bush declares a “war on terror”.
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?
Roy Turk, U.S. songwriter/lyricist (d. 1934)
Colette Bonheur, Canadian singer (d. 1966)
Kirsten Rolffes, Danish actress (d. 2000)
Henry Samueli, American NHL team owner
Michael Hurst, New Zealand actor
Gunnar Nelson, American musician (Nelson)
Leah Pinsent, Canadian actress
Ronald McKinnon, American football player
Patrizio Buanne, Italian singer
Jack Lawless, American drummer
Who died on September 20?
Claudio Saracini, Italian composer (b. 1586)
Johannes Meursius, Dutch classical scholar (b. 1579)
Nicolas Desmarest, French geologist (b. 1725)
Leopold Fitzinger, Austrian zoologist (b. 1802)
Gombojab Tsybikov, Russian explorer (b. 1873)
William Buehler Seabrook, American occultist (b. 1884)
Fiorello La Guardia, American politician (b. 1882)
Saint-John Perse, French diplomat and writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1887)
Muriel Humphrey Brown, American politician (b. 1912)
Lord Williams of Mostyn, British politician (b. 1941)
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