About September 20

September 20, 2020 is the 264th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 102 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

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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 145 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.
  • 1378
    Cardinal Robert of Geneva, called by some the Butcher of Cesena, is elected as Avignon Pope Clement VII, beginning the Papal schism.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1942
    Holocaust in Letychiv, Ukraine. In the course of two days the German SS murders at least 3,000 Jews.
  • 1962
    James Meredith, an African-American, is temporarily barred from entering the University of Mississippi.
  • 1977
    The Socialist Republic of Vietnam is admitted to the United Nations.
  • 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.
  • 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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