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Events Throughout History

Historical Events for September 20th

  • Year 480 » Greeks defeat Achaemenid Empire called Persians in the Battle of Salamis
  • Year 622 » Muhammad and Abu Bakr arrived Medina
  • Year 1058 » Agnes of Poitou and Andrew I of Hungary meet to negotiate about the border-zone in present-day Burgenland.
  • Year 1066 » Battle of Fulford, Viking Harald Hardrada defeats earls Morcar and Edwin, Earl of Mercia or Edwin
  • Year 1187 » Saladin begins the Siege of Jerusalem (1187) called Siege of Jerusalem.
  • Year 1260 » the Great Prussian Uprising among the old Prussians begins against the Teutonic Knights.
  • Year 1378 » Cardinal (Catholicism) e.g Cardinal Antipope Clement VII named Robert of Geneva, called by some the "Butcher of Cesena", is elected as Avignon Pope Clement VII, beginning the Papal schism.
  • Year 1498 » The 1498 Nankai earthquake generates a tsunami that washes away the building housing the statue of the Amitābha called Great Buddha at Kōtoku-in in Kamakura, Kanagawa, Japan; since then the Buddha has sat in the open air.
  • Year 1519 » Ferdinand Magellan sets sail from Sanlúcar de Barrameda with about 270 men on his expedition to circumnavigate the globe.
  • Year 1596 » Diego de Montemayor founds the city of Monterrey in New Spain.
  • Year 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.
  • Year 1792 » French troops stop allied invasion of France, during the War of the First Coalition at Battle of Valmy known as Valmy.
  • Year 1835 » Ragamuffin rebels capture Porto Alegre, then capital of the Empire of Brazil called Brazilian imperial province of Rio Grande do Sul, triggering the start of ten-year-long Ragamuffin War.
  • Year 1848 » The American Association for the Advancement of Science is created.
  • Year 1854 » Battle of Alma: British and French troops defeat Russians in the Crimea.
  • Year 1857 » The Indian Rebellion of 1857 ends with the recapture of Delhi by troops loyal to the East India Company.
  • Year 1860 » The Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII of the United Kingdom) visits the United States.
  • Year 1870 » 'Bersaglieri' corps capture of Rome known as enter Rome through the 'Porta Pia' and complete the Italian unification known as unification of Italy.
  • Year 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.
  • Year 1881 » Chester A. Arthur is inaugurated as the 21st President of the United States following the assassination of James Garfield.
  • Year 1893 » Charles Duryea and his brother road-test the first American-made gasoline-powered automobile.
  • Year 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 Colony e.g Cape of Good Hope, Colony of Natal named Natal, Orange River Colony, and the Transvaal Colony.
  • Year 1910 » The ocean liner SS France 1910 6, later known as the "Versailles of the Atlantic", is launched.
  • Year 1920 » Foundation of the Spanish Legion.
  • Year 1930 » Syro-Malankara Catholic Church is formed by Archbishop Mar Ivanios.
  • Year 1942 » The Holocaust called Holocaust in Letychiv, Ukraine. In the course of two days the German Schutzstaffel e.g SS murders at least 3,000 Jews.
  • Year 1946 » The first Cannes Film Festival is held, having been delayed seven years due to World War II.
  • Year 1961 » Greek general Konstantinos Dovas becomes List of Prime Ministers of Greece called Prime Minister of Greece.
  • Year 1962 » James Meredith, an African American, is temporarily barred from entering the University of Mississippi.
  • Year 1967 » RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 is launched at John Brown & Company, Clydebank, Scotland. It is operated by the Cunard Line.
  • Year 1970 » Syrian tanks roll into Jordan in response to continued fighting between Jordan and the fedayeen.
  • Year 1971 » Having weakened after making landfall in Nicaragua the previous day, Hurricane Irene–Olivia named Hurricane Irene regains enough strength to be renamed Hurricane Olivia, making it the first known hurricane to cross from the Atlantic Ocean into the Pacific
  • Year 1973 » Billie Jean King beats Bobby Riggs in the Battle of the Sexes (tennis) known as Battle of the Sexes tennis match at the Houston Astrodome.
  • Year 1977 » The Socialist Republic of Vietnam is admitted to the United Nations.
  • Year 1982 » The National Football League players begin a 57-day strike.
  • Year 1984 » A suicide bomber in a car attacks the U.S. embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, killing twenty-two people.
  • Year 1985 » Capital gains tax is introduced in Australia, one of a number of tax reforms by the Hawke/Keating government.
  • Year 1990 » South Ossetia declares its independence from Georgia (country) known as Georgia.
  • Year 2001 » In an address to a joint session of United States Congress or Congress and the American people, U.S. President George W. Bush declares a "War on Terror".
  • Year 2002 » The Kolka-Karmadon rock ice slide e.g Kolka-Karmadon rock/ice slide.
  • Year 2003 » 2003 Maldives civil unrest known as Maldives civil unrest: the death of prisoner Hassan Evan Naseem sparks a day of rioting in Malé.
  • Year 2007 » Between 15,000 and 20,000 protesters marched on Jena, Louisiana, in support of Jena Six called six black youths who had been convicted of assaulting a white classmate.
  • Year 2008 » A dump truck full of explosives Islamabad Marriott Hotel bombing called detonates in front of the Marriott International or Marriott hotel in Islamabad, Pakistan, killing 54 people and injuring 266 others.

World History for the Month of September