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Historical Events on 20th September, What Happened on September 20th This Day in History

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.
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 marched on Jena, Louisiana, in support of six black youths who had been convicted of assaulting a white classmate.
2003:Maldives civil unrest: the death of prisoner Hassan Evan Naseem sparks a day of rioting in Malé.
2002:The Kolka-Karmadon rock/ice slide.
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".
2000:The United Kingdom's MI6 Secret Intelligence Service building is attacked by individuals using a Russian-built RPG-22 anti-tank missile. The perpetrators remain unidentified.
1990:South Ossetia declares its independence from Georgia.
1985:Capital gains tax is introduced in Australia, one of a number of tax reforms by the Hawke/Keating government.
1984:A suicide bomber in a car attacks the U.S. embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, killing twenty-two people.
1982:The National Football League players begin a 57-day strike.
1979:A coup d'état in the Central African Empire overthrows Emperor Bokasa I.
1977:The Socialist Republic of 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 in Houston, Texas.
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.
1970:Syrian tanks roll into Jordan in response to continued fighting between Jordan and the fedayeen.
1967:RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 is launched at John Brown & Company, Clydebank, Scotland. It is operated by the Cunard Line.
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.
1946:The first Cannes Film Festival is held, having been delayed seven years due to World War II.
1942:Holocaust in Letychiv, Ukraine. In the course of two days the German SS murders at least 3,000 Jews.
1930:Syro-Malankara Catholic Church is formed by Archbishop Mar Ivanios.
1920:Foundation of the Spanish Legion.
1911:White Star Line's RMS Olympic collides with British warship HMS Hawke.
1910:The ocean liner SS France, later known as the "Versailles of the Atlantic", is launched.
1909:The Parliament of the United Kingdom passes the South Africa Act 1909, creating the Union of South Africa from the British Colonies of the Cape of Good Hope, Natal, Orange River Colony, and the Transvaal Colony.
1906:Cunard Line's RMS Mauretania is launched at the Swan Hunter & Wigham Richardson shipyard in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.
1893:Charles Duryea and his brother road-test the first American-made gasoline-powered automobile.
1881:Chester A. Arthur is inaugurated as the 21st President of the United States following the assassination of James Garfield.
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.
1870:Bersaglieri corps enter Rome through the Porta Pia and complete the unification of Italy.
1863:American Civil War: The Battle of Chickamauga ends.
1860:The Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII of the United Kingdom) visits the United States.
1857:The Indian Rebellion of 1857 ends with the recapture of Delhi by troops loyal to the East India Company.
1854:Battle of Alma: British and French troops defeat Russians in the Crimea.
1848:The American Association for the Advancement of Science is created.
1835:Ragamuffin rebels capture Porto Alegre, then capital of the Brazilian imperial province of Rio Grande do Sul, triggering the start of ten-year-long Ragamuffin War.
1792:French troops stop allied invasion of France, during the War of the First Coalition at Valmy.
1737:The finish of the Walking Purchase 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 Rijswijk is signed by France, England, Spain, the Holy Roman Empire and the Dutch Republic ending the Nine Years' War (1688–97).
1596:Diego de Montemayor founds the city of Monterrey in New Spain.
1519:Ferdinand Magellan sets sail from Sanlúcar de Barrameda with about 270 men on his expedition to circumnavigate the globe.
1498:The 1498 Meiō Nankaidō earthquake generates a tsunami that washes away the building housing the statue of the Great Buddha at Kōtoku-in in Kamakura, Kanagawa, Japan; since then the Buddha has sat in the open air.
1378:Cardinal Robert of Geneva, called by some the "Butcher of Cesena", is elected as Avignon 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:Battle of Fulford, Viking Harold Hardrada defeats earls Morcar and Edwin (both died in the battle)
1058:Agnes de Poitou and Andrew I of Hungary meet to negotiate about the border-zone in present-day Burgenland.
622:Muhammad and Abu Bakr arrived Medina
480:Greeks defeat Persians in the Battle of Salamis

September 20 Birthdays, Who born on September 20th


1995 Sammi Hanratty (American actress and singer)
1995 Laura Dekker (Dutch sailor)
1992 Amidu Salifu (Ghanaian footballer)
1991 Spencer Locke (American actress)
1991 Isaac Cofie (Ghanaian footballer)
1990 John Tavares (Canadian ice hockey player)
1990 Phillip Phillips (American singer-songwriter and guitarist)
1990 Erich Gonzales (Filipino actress)
1990 Marilou (Canadian singer)
1988 Sergei Bobrovsky (Russian ice hockey player)
1987 Tito Tebaldi (Italian rugby player)
1987 Sarah Natochenny (American voice actress)
1987 Jack Lawless (American drummer (Ocean Grove))
1987 Gain (South Korean singer and actress (Brown Eyed Girls))
1986 Aldis Hodge (American actor)
1985 Ian Desmond (American baseball player)
1984 Brian Joubert (French figure skater)
1983 Ángel Sánchez (Puerto Rican baseball player)
1983 Freya Murray (Scottish runner)
1983 Yuna Ito (American-Japanese singer-songwriter and actress)
1983 A-Lin (Taiwanese singer-songwriter)
1982 Athanasios Tsigas (Greek footballer)
1982 Sarah Glendening (American actress)
1982 Brian Fortuna (American dancer and choreographer)
1982 Aaron Burkart (German race car driver)
1982 Jason Bacashihua (American ice hockey player)
1981 Jordan Tata (American baseball player)
1981 David McMillan (American football player (d. 2013))
1981 Feliciano López (Spanish tennis player)
1981 Joanie Dodds (American model)
1980 Madison Young (American porn actress and director)
1980 Mehrzad Marashi (German singer)
1980 Jonathan Le Billon (English actor)
1980 Vladimir Karpets (Russian cyclist)
1980 Ryan Donowho (American actor and producer)
1980 Mariacarla Boscono (Italian model)
1979 Wilfried Tevoedjre (Beninese swimmer)
1979 Dan Gillespie Sells (English singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Feeling and Speedway))
1979 Rakel Liekki (Finnish porn actress and journalist)
1979 Sean Davis (English footballer)
1978 T. J. Tucker (American baseball player)
1978 Dante Hall (American football player)
1978 Sarit Hadad (Israeli singer)
1978 Héctor Camacho (Jr.)
1978 Patrizio Buanne (Austrian-Italian singer-songwriter and producer)
1978 Jason Bay (Canadian-American baseball player)
1977 Chris Mooney (American journalist and academic)
1977 Namie Amuro (Japanese singer)
1976 Reuben Singh (English businessman)
1976 Enuka Okuma (Canadian actress)
1976 Yo Hitoto (Japanese singer)
1976 Yui Horie (Japanese voice actress and singer (Aice5))
1976 Agata Buzek (Polish actress)
1976 Jon Bernthal (American actor)
1975 Jason Robinson (American saxophonist and composer (Cosmologic)
1975 Juan Pablo Montoya (Colombian race car driver)
1975 Moon Bloodgood (American actress)
1975 Asia Argento (Italian actress)
1974 Michael Waddington (American lawyer)
1973 Ronald McKinnon (American football player)
1972 Victor Ponta (Romanian jurist and politician)
1972 Sergio Di Zio (Canadian actor)
1971 Dominika Peczynski (Swedish singer (Army of Lovers and Nouveau Riche))
1971 Henrik Larsson (Swedish footballer and manager)
1971 Masashi Hamauzu (Japanese composer)
1971 Todd Blackadder (New Zealand rugby player and coach)
1969 Richard Witschge (Dutch footballer)
1969 Tim Rogers (Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist (You Am I))
1969 Patrick Pentland (Irish-Canadian singer-songwriter)
1969 Megumi Kudo (Japanese wrestler)
1969 Victoria Dillard (American actress)
1968 Ben Shepherd (American singer-songwriter and bass player (Soundgarden)
1968 Darrell Russell (American race car driver (d. 2004))
1968 Leah Pinsent (Canadian actress)
1968 Van Jones (American lawyer and activist)
1967 Matthew Nelson (American singer-songwriter and bass player (Nelson))
1967 Gunnar Nelson (American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Nelson))
1967 Kristen Johnston (American actress)
1967 Martin Harrison (American football player)
1966 Nuno Bettencourt (Portuguese singer-songwriter and guitarist (Extreme)
1965 Robert Rusler (American actor)
1964 Maggie Cheung (Hong Kong actress)
1964 Randy Bradbury (American bass player (Pennywise and One Hit Wonder))
1963 Robert LaSardo (American actor)
1961 Lisa Bloom (American lawyer)
1960 Dave Hemingway (English singer-songwriter (The Beautiful South and The Housemartins))
1960 Deborah Roberts (American journalist)
1959 Joanna Domańska (Polish pianist and educator)
1958 Arn Anderson (American wrestler and author)
1957 Michael Hurst (New Zealand actor and director)
1957 Alannah Currie (New Zealand singer-songwriter (Thompson Twins))
1956 Debbi Morgan (American actress)
1956 John Harle (English saxophonist)
1956 Steve Coleman (American saxophonist)
1956 Gary Cole (American actor)
1954 Henry Samueli (American businessman)
1951 Javier Marías (Spanish journalist)
1951 Guy Lafleur (Canadian ice hockey player)
1951 Mike Graham (American wrestler (d. 2012))
1951 Joanna Cameron (American actress)
1951 Cornelia Behm (German politician)
1949 Anthony Denison (American actor)
1949 Mahesh Bhatt (Indian director)
1948 John Panozzo (American drummer (Styx) (d. 1996))
1948 Chuck Panozzo (American bass player (Styx))
1948 George R. R. Martin (American author)
1947 Patrick Poivre d'Arvor (French journalist and author)
1947 Bruce Pasternack (American businessman)
1947 Chris Ortloff (American politician)
1947 Mia Martini (Italian singer and actress (d. 1995))
1947 Wojciech Kurtyka (Polish mountaineer)
1947 Steve Gerber (American author (d. 2008))
1947 Jude Deveraux (American author)
1947 Billy Bang (American violinist and composer (d. 2011))
1946 Markandey Katju (Indian judge)
1946 Pete Coors (American businessman and politician)
1942 Gérald Tremblay (Canadian businessman and politician)
1941 Sammy McMillan (Northern Irish footballer)
1941 Alix de Lannoy (Belgian mother of Stéphanie)
1941 Jim Cullum (Jr.)
1941 Dale Chihuly (American sculptor)
1940 William Finley (American actor (d. 2012))
1940 Tarō Asō (Japanese politician)
1939 Robert L. Gerry III (American businessman)
1938 Eric Gale (American guitarist and producer (Stuff) (d. 1994))
1937 Monica Zetterlund (Swedish actress and singer (d. 2005))
1937 Birgitta Dahl (Swedish politician)
1936 Salvador Reyes Monteón (Mexican footballer and manager (d. 2012))
1935 Jim Taylor (American football player)
1935 Keith Roberts (English author (d. 2000))
1935 David Pegg (English footballer (d. 1958))
1934 Sophia Loren (Italian-Swiss actress and singer)
1934 Takayuki Kubota (Japanese martial artist)
1933 Steve McCall (American drummer (Air) (d. 1989))
1933 Dennis Viollet (English footballer and manager (d. 1999))
1931 Cherd Songsri (Thai director)
1930 Eddie Bo (American singer and pianist (d. 2009))
1929 Anne Meara (American actress)
1928 Kirsten Rolffes (Danish actress (d. 2000))
1928 Donald Hall (American poet)
1928 Olga Ferri (Argentinian dancer and choreographer (d. 2012))
1927 Rachel Roberts (Welsh-American actress and singer (d. 1980))
1927 Red Mitchell (American bassist)
1927 John Dankworth (English saxophonist)
1927 Colette Bonheur (Canadian singer (d. 1966))
1926 Libero Liberati (Italian motorcycle racer (d. 1962))
1925 Bobby Nunn (American singer (The Coasters and The Robins) (d. 1986))
1925 Ananda Mahidol (Thai king (d. 1946))
1925 James Bernard (English composer (d. 2001))
1924 Akkineni Nageswara Rao (Indian actor and producer)
1924 Jackie Paris (American singer and guitarist (d. 2004))
1924 Albert Marre (American actor)
1924 Gogi Grant (American singer and actress)
1923 Maurice Sauvé (Canadian economist and politician (d. 1992))
1923 Geraldine Clinton Little (Irish-American poet and author (d. 1997))
1922 William Kapell (American pianist (d. 1953))
1921 Chico Hamilton (American drummer)
1920 Jay Ward (American animator)
1920 Alberto de Lacerda (Mozambican-Portuguese poet and radio host (d. 2007))
1917 Clarice Taylor (American actress (d. 2011))
1917 Don Starr (American actor (d. 2005))
1917 Fernando Rey (Spanish actor (d. 1994))
1917 Red Auerbach (American basketball player and coach (d. 2006))
1916 Malik Meraj Khalid (Pakistani politician)
1915 K. H. Ting (Chinese bishop (d. 2012))
1914 Kenneth More (English actor and singer (d. 1982))
1913 Sidney Dillon Ripley (American ornithologist (d. 2001))
1913 John Collins (American guitarist (d. 2001))
1911 Pandit Shri Ram Sharma Acharya (Indian philosopher (d. 1991))
1906 Jean Dréville (French actor)
1902 Stevie Smith (English author and poet (d. 1971))
1899 Leo Strauss (German-American philosopher (d. 1973))
1893 Hermann Lux (German footballer and manager (d. 1962))
1893 Colin Fraser Barron (Scottish-Canadian soldier)
1892 Roy Turk (American songwriter (d. 1934))
1890 Linda Eenpalu (Estonian politician and activist (d. 1967))
1889 Charles Reidpath (American runner (d. 1975))
1889 Oskar Kaplur (Estonian wrestler (d. 1962))
1886 Charles Williams (English author)
1885 Enrico Mizzi (Maltese politician)
1884 Maxwell Perkins (American publisher and editor (d. 1947))
1880 Louise Peete (American murderer (d. 1947))
1878 Upton Sinclair (American journalist and author (d. 1968))
1873 Ferenc Szisz (Hungarian race car driver (d. 1944))
1873 Sidney Olcott (Canadian-American actor)
1872 Maurice Gamelin (French general (d. 1958))
1861 Herbert Putnam (American lawyer and publisher)
1853 Chulalongkorn (Thai king (d. 1910))
1851 Henry Arthur Jones (English playwright (d. 1929))
1844 William H. Illingworth (American photographer (d. 1893))
1842 James Dewar (Scottish chemist and physicist (d. 1923))
1833 Ernesto Teodoro Moneta (Italian soldier and journalist)
1831 Kate Harrington (American poet and educator (d. 1917))
1820 John F. Reynolds (American general (d. 1863))
1800 Benjamin Franklin White (American singer (d. 1879))
1778 Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen (Russian admiral)
1758 Jean-Jacques Dessalines (Haitian emperor (d. 1806))
1746 Maurice Benyovszky (Slovak-Hungarian explorer (d. 1786))
1685 Giuseppe Matteo Alberti (Italian violinist and composer (d. 1751))
1608 Jean-Jacques Olier (French priest)
1599 Christian the Younger of Brunswick (d. 1623) ()
1593 Gottfried Scheidt (German organist and composer (d. 1661))
1486 Arthur (Prince of Wales (d. 1502))
1161 Emperor Takakura of Japan (d. 1181) ()
524 Kan B'alam I (Mayan ruler (d. 583))

September 20 deaths, Who died on September 20th


2013 Gilles Verlant (Belgian journalist (b. 1957))
2013 James B. Vaught (American general (b. 1926))
2013 Angelo Savoldi (Italian-American wrestler (b. 1914))
2013 Robert L. Reymond (American theologian and author (b. 1932))
2013 Robert W. Ford (English diplomat (b. 1923))
2013 D. J. R. Bruckner (American journalist and critic (b. 1933))
2013 Carolyn Cassady (American author (b. 1923))
2012 Dorothy Wedderburn (English academic (b. 1925))
2012 Dinesh Thakur (Indian actor and director (b. 1947))
2012 Tereska Torrès (French author (b. 1920))
2012 Ulla Lock (Danish actress (b. 1934))
2012 Paul O'Connor (Irish hurler (b. 1963))
2012 Gianfranco Dell'Innocenti (Italian footballer (b. 1925))
2012 Robert G. Barrett (Australian author (b. 1946))
2012 Richard H. Cracroft (American academic and author (b. 1936))
2012 Fortunato Baldelli (Italian cardinal (b. 1935))
2011 Oscar Handlin (American historian and author (b. 1915))
2011 Burhanuddin Rabbani (Afghan politician)
2010 Kenny McKinley (American football player (b. 1987))
2010 Leonard Skinner (American educator (b. 1933))
2007 Johnny Gavin (Irish footballer (b. 1928))
2006 John W. Peterson (American pilot and songwriter (b. 1921))
2006 Armin Jordan (Swiss conductor (b. 1932))
2005 Simon Wiesenthal (Ukrainian-Austrian holocaust survivor (b. 1908))
2004 Kalmer Tennosaar (Estonian singer and journalist (b. 1928))
2004 Brian Clough (English footballer and manager (b. 1935))
2004 Townsend Hoopes (American soldier and historian (b. 1922))
2003 Simon Muzenda (Zimbabwe politician)
2003 Gareth Williams (Baron Williams of Mostyn)
2003 Gordon Mitchell (American bodybuilder and actor (b. 1923))
2002 Sergei Bodrov (Jr.)
2000 Gherman Titov (Russian general)
1999 Robert Lebel (Canadian businessman (b. 1905))
1999 Raisa Gorbachova (Russian wife of Mikhail Gorbachev (b. 1932))
1998 Muriel Humphrey Brown (American politician (b. 1912))
1997 Nick Traina (American singer-songwriter (Link 80) (b. 1978))
1997 Matt Christopher (American author (b. 1917))
1996 Max Manus (Norwegian lieutenant (b. 1914))
1996 Paul Weston (American pianist)
1996 Reuben Kamanga (Zambian politician)
1996 Paul Erdős (Hungarian-Polish mathematician (b. 1913))
1994 Jule Styne (English-American composer (b. 1905))
1994 Abioseh Nicol (Sierra Leonean physician)
1993 Erich Hartmann (German pilot (b. 1922))
1989 Richie Ginther (American race car driver (b. 1930))
1987 Michael Stewart (American playwright (b. 1924))
1985 Ruhi Su (Turkish singer-songwriter and bağlama player (b. 1912))
1985 Helen MacInnes (Scottish-American author (b. 1907))
1984 Steve Goodman (American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1948))
1980 Hayashiya Sanpei I (Japanese comedian (b. 1925))
1979 Ludvík Svoboda (Czech general and politician)
1975 Saint-John Perse (French poet)
1973 Ben Webster (American saxophonist (b. 1909))
1973 Jim Croce (American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1943))
1972 Pierre-Henri Simon (French historian and author (b. 1903))
1971 Giorgos Seferis (Greek poet)
1970 Alexandros Othonaios (Greek general and politician)
1962 Oskar Kaplur (Estonian wrestler (b. 1889))
1958 Oscar O'Brien (Canadian priest)
1957 Heino Kaski (Finnish pianist and composer (b. 1885))
1957 Jean Sibelius (Finnish composer (b. 1865))
1948 Husain Salaahuddin (Maldivian poet and scholar (b. 1881))
1947 Fiorello La Guardia (American politician)
1946 Raimu (French actor (b. 1883))
1945 Eduard Wirths (German physician (b. 1909))
1945 Jack Thayer (American survivor of the Sinking of the RMS Titanic (b. 1894))
1945 Augusto Tasso Fragoso (Brazilian politician (b. 1869))
1945 William Seabrook (American occultist)
1939 Paul Bruchési (Canadian archbishop (b. 1855))
1933 Annie Besant (English activist (b. 1847))
1932 Wovoka (American religious leader)
1930 Gombojab Tsybikov (Russian anthropologist and explorer (b. 1873))
1927 George Nichols (American actor)
1908 Pablo de Sarasate (Spanish violinist and composer (b. 1844))
1906 Robert R. Hitt (American politician)
1898 Theodor Fontane (German author and poet (b. 1819))
1884 Leopold Fitzinger (Austrian zoologist (b. 1802))
1863 Jacob Grimm (German philologist)
1855 José Trinidad Reyes (Honduran priest and educator (b. 1797))
1852 Philander Chase (American bishop and educator)
1845 Matvei Gedenschtrom (Russian explorer (b. 1780))
1840 José Gaspar Rodríguez de Francia (Paraguayan lawyer and politician)
1839 Sir Thomas Hardy (1st Baronet)
1815 Nicolas Desmarest (French geologist (b. 1725))
1803 Robert Emmet (Irish commander (b. 1780))
1793 Fletcher Christian (English lieutenant (b. 1764))
1721 Thomas Doggett (Irish actor (b. 1640))
1684 Kim Seok-ju (Korean scholar and politician (b. 1634))
1643 Lucius Cary (2nd Viscount Falkland)
1639 Johannes Meursius (Dutch scholar (b. 1579))
1630 Claudio Saracini (Italian lute player and composer (b. 1586))
1627 Jan Gruter (Dutch critic and scholar (b. 1560))
1625 Heinrich Meibom (German historian and poet (b. 1555))
1590 Lodovico Agostini (Italian priest)
1586 Chidiock Tichborne (English poet (b. 1558))
1586 John Ballard (English priest)
1460 Gilles Binchois (Flemish composer (b. 1400))
1384 Louis I (Duke of Anjou (b. 1339))
1246 Michael of Chernigov (b. 1185) ()