September 20: Day of the Week
September 20, 2019 is the 263rd day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 102 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.
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Here’s the September calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Virgo is the zodiac 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.
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September 20 Historical Event(s)
- 1498The 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.
- 1697The Treaty of Rijswijk is signed by France, England, Spain, the Holy Roman Empire and the Dutch Republic ending the Nine Years’ War (1688–97).
- 1870Bersaglieri corps enter Rome through the Porta Pia and complete the unification of Italy.
- 1909The 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.
- 1920Foundation of the Spanish Legion.
- 1962James Meredith, an African-American, is temporarily barred from entering the University of Mississippi.
- 1967RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 is launched at John Brown & Company, Clydebank, Scotland. It is operated by the Cunard Line.
- 1971Having weakened after making landfall in Nicaragua the previous day, 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.
- 1973Billie Jean King beats Bobby Riggs in The Battle of the Sexes tennis match at the Houston Astrodome in Houston, Texas.
- 1979A coup d'état in the Central African Empire overthrows Emperor Bokasa I.
Who were born on September 20?
- 1599Christian the Younger, German Protestant military leader (d. 1623)
- 1758Jean-Jacques Dessalines, Emperor of Haiti (d. 1806)
- 1778Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen, Russian naval officer and explorer (d. 1852)
- 1833Ernesto Teodoro Moneta, Italian pacifist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1918)
- 1902Stevie Smith, British poet (d. 1971)
- 1949Mahesh Bhatt, Indian film director
- 1951Cornelia Behm, German politician
- 1965Robert Rusler, American actor
- 1973Ronald McKinnon, American football player
- 1987Tito Tebaldi, Italian rugby player
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