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

  • 1260
    the Great Prussian Uprising among the old Prussians begins against the Teutonic Knights.
  • 1519
    Ferdinand Magellan sets sail from Sanlúcar de Barrameda with about 270 men on his expedition to circumnavigate the globe.
  • 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).
  • 1792
    French troops stop allied invasion of France, during the War of the First Coalition at Valmy.
  • 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 Farroupilha Revolution.
  • 1854
    Battle of Alma: British and French troops defeat Russians in the Crimea.
  • 1860
    The Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII of the United Kingdom) visits the United States.
  • 1881
    Chester A. Arthur is inaugurated as the 21st President of the United States following the assassination of James Garfield.
  • 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.
  • 1911
    White Star Line’s RMS Olympic collides with british warship HMS Hawke.
  • 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.
  • 1984
    A suicide bomber in a car attacks the U.S. embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, killing twenty-two people.
  • 2002
    The Kolka-Karmadon rock/ice slide.
  • 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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