About September 20

September 20, 2021 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.

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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 134 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On September 20

  • 1187
    Saladin begins the Siege of Jerusalem.
  • 1519
    Ferdinand Magellan sets sail from Sanlúcar de Barrameda with about 270 men on his expedition to circumnavigate the globe.
  • 1596
    Diego de Montemayor founds the city of Monterrey in New Spain.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 1792
    French troops stop allied invasion of France, during the War of the First Coalition at Valmy.
  • 1854
    Battle of Alma: British and French troops defeat Russians in the Crimea.
  • 1857
    The Indian Rebellion of 1857 ends with the recapture of Delhi by troops loyal to the East India Company.
  • 1881
    Chester A. Arthur is inaugurated as the 21st President of the United States following the assassination of James Garfield.
  • 1893
    Charles Duryea and his brother road-test the first American-made gasoline-powered automobile.
  • 1906
    Cunard Line’s RMS Mauretania is launched at the Swan Hunter & Wigham Richardson shipyard in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.
  • 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.
  • 1961
    Greek general Konstantinos Dovas becomes Prime Minister of Greece.
  • 1973
    Billie Jean King beats Bobby Riggs in The Battle of the Sexes tennis match at the Houston Astrodome in Houston, Texas.
  • 1979
    A coup d'état in the Central African Empire overthrows Emperor Bokasa I.
  • 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.

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