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

  • 1058
    Agnes de Poitou and Andrew I of Hungary meet to negotiate about the border-zone in present-day Burgenland.
  • 1187
    Saladin begins the Siege of Jerusalem.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1854
    Battle of Alma: British and French troops defeat Russians in the Crimea.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1973
    Billie Jean King beats Bobby Riggs in The Battle of the Sexes tennis match at the Houston Astrodome in Houston, Texas.
  • 1977
    The Socialist Republic of Vietnam is admitted to the United Nations.
  • 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.
  • 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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