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What Happened on September 20th This Day in History

Year Name
2019 Roughly four million people, mostly students, demonstrate across the world to address climate change.[36][37] Sixteen-year-old Greta Thunberg from Sweden leads the demonstration in New York City.[38][39]
2018 At least 161 people die after a ferry capsizes close to the pier on Ukara Island in Lake Victoria, Tanzania.
2017 Hurricane Maria makes landfall in Puerto Rico as a powerful Category 4 hurricane, resulting in 2,975 deaths, US$90 billion in damage, and a major humanitarian crisis.[33]
2011 The United States military ends its "don't ask, don't tell" policy, allowing gay men and women to serve openly for the first time.
2008 A dump truck full of explosives detonates in front of the Marriott hotel in Islamabad, Pakistan, killing 54 people and injuring 266 others.
2007 Between 15,000 and 20,000 protesters march on Jena, Louisiana, United States, in support of six black youths who had been convicted of assaulting a white classmate.
2003 Civil unrest in the Maldives breaks out after a prisoner is killed by guards.
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".[27]
2000 The United Kingdom's MI6 Secret Intelligence Service building is attacked by individuals using a Russian-built RPG-22 anti-tank missile.
1990 South Ossetia declares its independence from Georgia.
1989 USAir Flight 5050 crashes into Bowery Bay during a rejected takeoff from LaGuardia Airport, killing two people.
1984 A suicide bomber in a car attacks the U.S. embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, killing twenty-two people.
1982 NFL season: American football players in the National Football League begin a 57-day strike.
1979 A French-supported coup d'état in the Central African Empire overthrows Emperor Bokassa I.
1977 Vietnam is admitted to the United Nations.
1973 Billie Jean King beats Bobby Riggs in the Battle of the Sexes tennis match at the Houston Astrodome.
1973 Singer Jim Croce, songwriter and musician Maury Muehleisen and four others die when their light aircraft crashes on takeoff at Natchitoches Regional Airport in Louisiana.
1971 Having weakened after making landfall in Nicaragua the previous day, Hurricane Irene regains enough strength to be renamed Hurricane Olivia, making it the first known hurricane to cross from the Atlantic Ocean into the Pacific.
1967 The Cunard Liner Queen Elizabeth 2 is launched in Clydebank, Scotland.
1965 Following the Battle of Burki, the Indian Army captures Dograi in during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965.
1962 James Meredith, an African American, is temporarily barred from entering the University of Mississippi.
1961 Greek general Konstantinos Dovas becomes Prime Minister of Greece.
1955 The Treaty on Relations between the USSR and the GDR is signed.
1946 The first Cannes Film Festival is held, having been delayed for seven years due to World War II.
1946 Six days after a referendum, King Christian X of Denmark annuls the declaration of independence of the Faroe Islands.
1942 The Holocaust in Ukraine: In the course of two days a German Einsatzgruppe murders at least 3,000 Jews in Letychiv.
1941 The Holocaust in Lithuania: Lithuanian Nazis and local police begin a mass execution of 403 Jews in Nemenčinė.
1920 Irish War of Independence: British police known as "Black and Tans" burn the town of Balbriggan and kill two local men in revenge for an IRA assassination.
1911 The White Star Line's RMS Olympic collides with the British warship HMS Hawke.[10]
1893 Charles Duryea and his brother road-test the first American-made gasoline-powered automobile.
1881 U.S. President Chester A. Arthur is sworn in upon the death of James A. Garfield the previous day.
1871 Bishop John Coleridge Patteson, first bishop of Melanesia, is martyred on Nukapu, now in the Solomon Islands.
1870 The Bersaglieri corps enter Rome through the Porta Pia, and complete the unification of Italy.
1863 American Civil War: The Battle of Chickamauga, in northwestern Georgia, ends in a Confederate victory.
1860 The future King Edward VII of the United Kingdom begins the first visit to North America by a Prince of Wales.
1857 The Indian Rebellion of 1857 ends with the recapture of Delhi by troops loyal to the East India Company.
1854 Crimean War: British and French troops defeat Russians at the Battle of Alma.
1835 The decade-long Ragamuffin War starts when rebels capture Porto Alegre in Brazil.
1792 French troops stop an allied invasion of France at the Battle of Valmy.
1737 The Walking Purchase concludes, which forces the cession of 1.2 million acres (4,860 km2) of Lenape-Delaware tribal land to the Pennsylvania Colony.
1697 The Treaty of Ryswick is signed by France, England, Spain, the Holy Roman Empire and the Dutch Republic, ending the Nine Years' War.
1602 The Spanish-held Dutch town of Grave capitulates to a besieging Dutch and English army under the command of Maurice of Orange.
1586 A number of conspirators in the Babington Plot are hanged, drawn and quartered.[4][5]
1519 Ferdinand Magellan sets sail from Sanlúcar de Barrameda with about 270 men on his expedition which ultimately culminates in the first circumnavigation of the globe.
1498 The Nankai tsunami washes away the building housing the Great Buddha at Kōtoku-in; it has been located outside ever since.
1378 Cardinal Robert of Geneva is elected as Pope Clement VII, beginning the Papal schism.
1260 The Great Prussian Uprising among the old Prussians begins against the Teutonic Knights.
1187 Saladin begins the Siege of Jerusalem.
1066 At the Battle of Fulford, Harald Hardrada defeats earls Morcar and Edwin.
1058 Agnes of Poitou and Andrew I of Hungary meet to negotiate about the border territory of Burgenland.
Famous People Born on September 20

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Year Name
1961 Caroline Flint, English politician, Minister of State for Europe
1608 Jean-Jacques Olier, French priest and mystic, founded the Society of Saint-Sulpice (d. 1657)
1906 Vera Faddeeva, Russian mathematician (d. 1983)
1928 Alberto de Lacerda, Mozambican-Portuguese poet and radio host (d. 2007)
1983 Freya Ross, Scottish runner
1925 James Bernard, English composer and screenwriter (d. 2001)
1936 Salvador Reyes Monteón, Mexican footballer and manager (d. 2012)
1758 Jean-Jacques Dessalines, Haitian emperor (d. 1806)
1927 John Dankworth, English saxophonist, clarinet player, and composer (d. 2010)
1927 Colette Bonheur, Canadian singer (d. 1966)
Famous People Deaths On September 20

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Date Name
1898 Theodor Fontane, German author and poet (b. 1819)
1190 Adelog of Hildesheim, German bishop
1625 Heinrich Meibom, German historian and poet (b. 1555)
2016 Curtis Hanson, American film director and screenwriter (b. 1945)
1999 Robert Lebel, Canadian businessman (b. 1905)
1973 Jim Croce, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1943)
1993 Erich Hartmann, German soldier and pilot (b. 1922)
1241 Conrad II of Salzwedel, German nobleman and bishop
1537 Pavle Bakić, medieval Serb monarch; last Serb Despot
1971 Giorgos Seferis, Greek poet and diplomat, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1900)