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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.
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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)
- 1378Cardinal Robert of Geneva, called by some the Butcher of Cesena, is elected as Avignon Pope Clement VII, beginning the Papal schism.
- 1519Ferdinand Magellan sets sail from Sanlúcar de Barrameda with about 270 men on his expedition to circumnavigate the globe.
- 1792French troops stop allied invasion of France, during the War of the First Coalition at Valmy.
- 1906Cunard Line’s RMS Mauretania is launched at the Swan Hunter & Wigham Richardson shipyard in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.
- 1910The ocean liner SS France, later known as the “Versailles of the Atlantic”, is launched.
- 1920Foundation of the Spanish Legion.
- 1942Holocaust in Letychiv, Ukraine. In the course of two days the German SS murders at least 3,000 Jews.
- 1967RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 is launched at John Brown & Company, Clydebank, Scotland. It is operated by the Cunard Line.
- 1982The National Football League players begin a 57-day strike.
- 2003Maldives civil unrest: the death of prisoner Hassan Evan Naseem sparks a day of rioting in Malé.
Who were born on September 20?
- 1928Kirsten Rolffes, Danish actress (d. 2000)
- 1957Michael Hurst, New Zealand actor
- 1968Van Jones, American attorney and activist
- 1969Victoria Dillard, American actress
- 1975Jason Robinson, American jazz saxophonist, electronic musician, and composer
- 1976Yo Hitoto, Japanese pop singer
- 1978Jason Bay, Canadian baseball player
- 1978Patrizio Buanne, Italian singer
- 1981Joanie Dodds, American model
- 1995Laura Dekker, Dutch sailor
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