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 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

  • 1058
    Agnes de Poitou and Andrew I of Hungary meet to negotiate about the border-zone in present-day Burgenland.
  • 1854
    Battle of Alma: British and French troops defeat Russians in the Crimea.
  • 1870
    Bersaglieri corps enter Rome through the Porta Pia and complete the unification of Italy.
  • 1893
    Charles Duryea and his brother road-test the first American-made gasoline-powered automobile.
  • 1910
    The ocean liner SS France, later known as the “Versailles of the Atlantic”, is launched.
  • 1930
    Syro-Malankara Catholic Church is formed by Archbishop Mar Ivanios.
  • 1967
    RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 is launched at John Brown & Company, Clydebank, Scotland. It is operated by the Cunard Line.
  • 1984
    A suicide bomber in a car attacks the U.S. embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, killing twenty-two people.
  • 2001
    In an address to a joint session of Congress and the American people, U.S. President George W. Bush declares a “war on terror”.
  • 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?

  • 1892
    Roy Turk, U.S. songwriter/lyricist (d. 1934)
  • 1927
    Colette Bonheur, Canadian singer (d. 1966)
  • 1928
    Kirsten Rolffes, Danish actress (d. 2000)
  • 1954
    Henry Samueli, American NHL team owner
  • 1957
    Michael Hurst, New Zealand actor
  • 1967
    Gunnar Nelson, American musician (Nelson)
  • 1968
    Leah Pinsent, Canadian actress
  • 1973
    Ronald McKinnon, American football player
  • 1978
    Patrizio Buanne, Italian singer
  • 1987
    Jack Lawless, American drummer

Who died on September 20?

  • 1630
    Claudio Saracini, Italian composer (b. 1586)
  • 1639
    Johannes Meursius, Dutch classical scholar (b. 1579)
  • 1815
    Nicolas Desmarest, French geologist (b. 1725)
  • 1884
    Leopold Fitzinger, Austrian zoologist (b. 1802)
  • 1930
    Gombojab Tsybikov, Russian explorer (b. 1873)
  • 1945
    William Buehler Seabrook, American occultist (b. 1884)
  • 1947
    Fiorello La Guardia, American politician (b. 1882)
  • 1975
    Saint-John Perse, French diplomat and writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1887)
  • 1998
    Muriel Humphrey Brown, American politician (b. 1912)
  • 2003
    Lord Williams of Mostyn, British politician (b. 1941)

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