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 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 102 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is September 7, 2021 – a Monday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 453,360 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 ‘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 134 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 3,195 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.
  • 1697
    The Treaty of Rijswijk is signed by France, England, Spain, the Holy Roman Empire and the Dutch Republic ending the Nine Years’ War (1688–97).
  • 1792
    French troops stop allied invasion of France, during the War of the First Coalition at Valmy.
  • 1848
    The American Association for the Advancement of Science is created.
  • 1871
    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.
  • 1910
    The ocean liner SS France, later known as the “Versailles of the Atlantic”, is launched.
  • 1920
    Foundation of the Spanish Legion.
  • 1942
    Holocaust in Letychiv, Ukraine. In the course of two days the German SS murders at least 3,000 Jews.
  • 2000
    The British MI6 Secret Intelligence Service building is attacked by unapprehended forces using a Russian-built RPG-22 anti-tank missile.
  • 2003
    Maldives civil unrest: the death of prisoner Hassan Evan Naseem sparks a day of rioting in Malé.

Who were born on September 20?

  • 1851
    Henry Arthur Jones, English writer (d. 1929)
  • 1911
    Shriram Sharma Acharya, Indian spiritual leader (d. 1991)
  • 1935
    David Pegg, English footballer (d. 1958)
  • 1947
    Steve Gerber, American comics writer (d. 2008)
  • 1959
    Joanna Domańska, Polish classical pianist and music teacher
  • 1971
    Dominika Peczynski, Swedish singer (Army of Lovers)
  • 1975
    Moon Bloodgood, American actress
  • 1986
    Aldis Hodge, American actor
  • 1987
    Tito Tebaldi, Italian rugby player
  • 1995
    Laura Dekker, Dutch sailor

Who died on September 20?

  • 1586
    John Ballard, English Jesuit priest and conspirator
  • 1590
    Lodovico Agostini, Italian composer (b. 1534)
  • 1810
    Mir Taqi Mir Urdu poet (b. 1723)
  • 1884
    Leopold Fitzinger, Austrian zoologist (b. 1802)
  • 1946
    Raimu, French actor (b. 1883)
  • 1957
    Heino Kaski, Finnish composer (b. 1885)
  • 1979
    Ludvík Svoboda, Czech politician (b. 1895)
  • 1994
    Jule Styne, American songwriter (b. 1905)
  • 2004
    Brian Clough, English footballer and football manager (b. 1935)
  • 2007
    Johnny Gavin, Irish footballer (b. 1928)

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