About September 20

September 20, 2024 is the 264th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 102 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

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Virgo is the sun 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 131 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On September 20

  • 1058
    Agnes de Poitou and Andrew I of Hungary meet to negotiate about the border-zone in present-day Burgenland.
  • 1260
    the Great Prussian Uprising among the old Prussians begins against the Teutonic Knights.
  • 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.
  • 1863
    American Civil War: The Battle of Chickamauga ends.
  • 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.
  • 1906
    Cunard Line’s RMS Mauretania is launched at the Swan Hunter & Wigham Richardson shipyard in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.
  • 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.
  • 1910
    The ocean liner SS France, later known as the “Versailles of the Atlantic”, is launched.
  • 1920
    Foundation of the Spanish Legion.
  • 1961
    Greek general Konstantinos Dovas becomes Prime Minister of Greece.
  • 1962
    James Meredith, an African-American, is temporarily barred from entering the University of Mississippi.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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”.
  • 2002
    The Kolka-Karmadon rock/ice slide.
  • 2003
    Maldives civil unrest: the death of prisoner Hassan Evan Naseem sparks a day of rioting in Malé.
  • 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.
  • 2008
    A dump truck full of explosives detonates in front of the Marriott hotel in Islamabad, Pakistan, killing 54 people and injuring 266 others.
  • 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.

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