About September 20

September 20, 2022 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.

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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 124 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.
  • 1378
    Cardinal Robert of Geneva, called by some the Butcher of Cesena, is elected as Avignon Pope Clement VII, beginning the Papal schism.
  • 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.
  • 1519
    Ferdinand Magellan sets sail from Sanlúcar de Barrameda with about 270 men on his expedition to circumnavigate the globe.
  • 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.
  • 1848
    The American Association for the Advancement of Science is created.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1970
    Syrian tanks roll into Jordan in response to continued fighting between Jordan and the fedayeen.
  • 1977
    The Socialist Republic of Vietnam is admitted to the United Nations.
  • 1979
    A coup d'état in the Central African Empire overthrows Emperor Bokasa I.
  • 1990
    South Ossetia declares its independence from Georgia.
  • 2000
    The British MI6 Secret Intelligence Service building is attacked by unapprehended forces using a Russian-built RPG-22 anti-tank missile.
  • 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.
  • 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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