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 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

  • 1596
    Diego de Montemayor founds the city of Monterrey in New Spain.
  • 1792
    French troops stop allied invasion of France, during the War of the First Coalition at Valmy.
  • 1857
    The Indian Rebellion of 1857 ends with the recapture of Delhi by troops loyal to the East India Company.
  • 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.
  • 1893
    Charles Duryea and his brother road-test the first American-made gasoline-powered automobile.
  • 1930
    Syro-Malankara Catholic Church is formed by Archbishop Mar Ivanios.
  • 1961
    Greek general Konstantinos Dovas becomes Prime Minister of Greece.
  • 1979
    A coup d'état in the Central African Empire overthrows Emperor Bokasa I.
  • 1982
    The National Football League players begin a 57-day strike.
  • 2000
    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?

  • 1914
    Kenneth More, English actor (d. 1982)
  • 1917
    Clarice Taylor, American actress (d. 2011)
  • 1928
    Donald Hall, American poet and US Poet Laureate
  • 1935
    David Pegg, English footballer (d. 1958)
  • 1937
    Monica Zetterlund, Swedish actress and singer (d. 2005)
  • 1941
    Jim Cullum, Jr., American jazz cornetist noted for his contributions to the Dixieland jazz tradition
  • 1948
    George R. R. Martin, American writer
  • 1975
    Juan Pablo Montoya, Colombian race car driver
  • 1978
    Dante Hall, American football player
  • 1991
    Spencer Locke, American actress

Who died on September 20?

  • 1586
    Chidiock Tichborne, English conspirator and poet (b. 1558)
  • 1627
    Jan Gruter, Dutch critic (b. 1560)
  • 1852
    Philander Chase, American university founder (b. 1775)
  • 1908
    Pablo de Sarasate, Spanish violinist and composer (b. 1844)
  • 1973
    Jim Croce, American singer and songwriter (b. 1943)
  • 1994
    Abioseh Nicol, Sierra Leonean diplomat (b. 1924)
  • 1999
    Raisa Gorbachova, wife of Mikhail Gorbachev (b. 1932)
  • 2006
    Armin Jordan, Swiss conductor (b. 1932)
  • 2010
    Kenny McKinley, American football player (b. 1987)
  • 2010
    Leonard Skinner, American high school gym teacher; namesake of rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd (b. 1933)

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