September 20 Events

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September 20th, 2003 (September 20 2003)EventA referendum is held in Latvia to decide the country s accession to the European Union.
September 20th, 2003 (September 20 2003)EventMaldives civil unrest: the death of prisoner Hassan Evan Naseem sparks a day of rioting in Male.
September 20th, 2002 (September 20 2002)EventKolka-Karmadon rock/ice slide started.
September 20th, 2001 (September 20 2001)EventIn an address to a joint session of Congress and the American People president George W. Bush declares "war on terror".George W. Bush Quotes
September 20th, 2000 (September 20 2000)EventThe British MI6 Secret Intelligence Service building was attacked by a Russian-built Mark 22 anti-tank missile
September 20th, 1998 (September 20 1998)EventBaltimore Orioles third baseman Cal Ripken, Jr. chooses to sit out the Orioles game against the New York Yankees, ending his record streak for consecutive Major League Baseball games played at 2,632.
September 20th, 1990 (September 20 1990)EventSouth Ossetia declares its independence from Georgia.
September 20th, 1988 (September 20 1988)EventBoston Red Sox third baseman Wade Boggs becomes the first player to get 200 hits in six consecutive seasons.
September 20th, 1984 (September 20 1984)EventA suicide bomber in a car attacks the U.S. embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, killing twenty-two people.
September 20th, 1982 (September 20 1982)EventNational Football League players begin a 57-day strike.
September 20th, 1981 (September 20 1981)EventBrazilian river boat Sobral Santos capsized Amazon River, Obidos, Brazil, killing at least 300.
September 20th, 1979 (September 20 1979)EventLee Iacocca is elected president of the Chrysler Corporation.Lee Iacocca Quotes
September 20th, 1979 (September 20 1979)EventA coup d etat in the Central African Empire overthrows Emperor Bokasa I.
September 20th, 1979 (September 20 1979)EventThe Punjab wing of the Unity Centre of Communist Revolutionaries of India (Marxist-Leninist) formally splits and constitutes a parallel UCCRI(ML).
September 20th, 1979 (September 20 1979)EventAssassination of French left-wing militant Pierre Goldman.
September 20th, 1977 (September 20 1977)EventThe Socialist Republic of Vietnam is admitted to the United Nations
September 20th, 1976 (September 20 1976)EventTurkish Airlines Boeing 727 hit Taurus Mountains, outskirt of Karatepe, Osmaniye, Turkey, killing all 155 passengers and crew.
September 20th, 1973 (September 20 1973)EventBillie Jean King beats Bobby Riggs in battle-of-sexes tennis match at the Houston Astrodome in Houston, Texas.
September 20th, 1970 (September 20 1970)EventSyrian tanks roll into Jordan in response to continued fighting between Jordan and the fedayeen. The Jordanians knock out 30 of the Syrian tanks.
September 20th, 1967 (September 20 1967)EventThe RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 is launched at John Brown & Company, Clydebank, Scotlandied in It is operated by the Cunard Line.
September 20th, 1962 (September 20 1962)EventJames Meredith, an African-American, is barred from entering the University of Mississippi.
September 20th, 1954 (September 20 1954)EventNew Zealand s Special Committee on Moral Delinquency in Children and Adolescents reports just ten days after concluding hearings.
September 20th, 1946 (September 20 1946)EventThe first Cannes Film Festival is held.
September 20th, 1942 (September 20 1942)EventHolocaust in Letychiv, Ukraine. In the course of two days German SS murders at least 3,000 Jews
September 20th, 1939 (September 20 1939)EventA German Messerschmitt Bf 109 is shot down by Fairey Battle gunner Sgt. F. Letchard during a patrol near Aachen. This is the RAF s first aerial victory of the Second World War.
September 20th, 1930 (September 20 1930)EventSyro-Malankara Catholic Church was formed by Archbishop Mar Ivanios
September 20th, 1920 (September 20 1920)EventFoundation of the Spanish Legion.
September 20th, 1917 (September 20 1917)EventParaguay becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
September 20th, 1906 (September 20 1906)EventCunard Line s RMS Mauretania is launched at the Swan Hunter & Wigham Richardson shipyard in Newcastle, England.
September 20th, 1891 (September 20 1891)EventThe first gasoline-powered car debuts in Springfield, Massachusetts, United States.
September 20th, 1881 (September 20 1881)EventChester A. Arthur is inaugurated as the 21st President of the United States following the assassination of James Garfield.Chester A. Arthur Quotes
September 20th, 1879 (September 20 1879)EventCliftonville Football Club, the oldest club in Ireland, is founded.
September 20th, 1871 (September 20 1871)EventBishop John Coleridge Patteson martyred on the island of Nukapu a Polynesian outlier island now in the Temotu province of the Solomon Islands. He was the first bishop of Melanesia. Solomon Quotes
September 20th, 1870 (September 20 1870)EventBersaglieri corps enters Rome through Porta Pia and completes the unification of Italy; see capture of Rome.
September 20th, 1863 (September 20 1863)EventAmerican Civil War: The Battle of Chickamauga ends.
September 20th, 1860 (September 20 1860)EventThe Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII of the United Kingdom) visits the United States.
September 20th, 1857 (September 20 1857)EventThe Indian Mutiny ends with the recapture of Delhi by troops loyal to the East India Company.
September 20th, 1854 (September 20 1854)EventBattle of Alma: British and French troops defeat Russians in the Crimea.
September 20th, 1848 (September 20 1848)EventThe American Association for the Advancement of Science was created.
September 20th, 1835 (September 20 1835)EventFarroupilha s Revolution begins in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.
September 20th, 1792 (September 20 1792)EventFrench troops stop allied invasion of France, during the War of the First Coalition at Valmy.
September 20th, 1737 (September 20 1737)EventRunner Edward Marshall completes his journey in the Walking Purchase forcing the cession of 1.2 million acres (4,860 km?) of Lenape-Delaware tribal land to the Pennsylvania Colony.
September 20th, 1633 (September 20 1633)EventGalileo Galilei is tried before the Inquisition for teaching that the Earth orbits the Sun.Galileo Galilei Quotes
September 20th, 1596 (September 20 1596)EventDiego de Montemayor founded the city of Monterrey in New Spain.
September 20th, 1519 (September 20 1519)EventFerdinand Magellanset sail from Sanlucar de Barrameda with about 270 men on his expedition to circumnavigate the globe.
September 20th, 1378 (September 20 1378)EventCardinal Robert of Geneva, called by some the Butcher of Cesena, is elected as Avignon Pope Clement VII, beginning the Papal schism.
September 20th, 1187 (September 20 1187)EventSaladin begins the Siege of Jerusalem.
September 20th, 0451 (September 20 0451)EventThe Battle of Chalons, in North Eastern France. Flavius Aetius victory over Attila the Hun in a day of combat, considered to be the largest battle in the ancient world.

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