September 20: Day of the Week
September 20, 2019 was the 263rd day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 102 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was 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)
- 1260the Great Prussian Uprising among the old Prussians begins against the Teutonic Knights.
- 1378Cardinal Robert of Geneva, called by some the Butcher of Cesena, is elected as Avignon Pope Clement VII, beginning the Papal schism.
- 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.
- 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.
- 1848The American Association for the Advancement of Science is created.
- 1906Cunard Line’s RMS Mauretania is launched at the Swan Hunter & Wigham Richardson shipyard in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.
- 1984A suicide bomber in a car attacks the U.S. embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, killing twenty-two people.
- 2008A dump truck full of explosives detonates in front of the Marriott hotel in Islamabad, Pakistan, killing 54 people and injuring 266 others.
- 2011The United States ends its “Don't Ask, Don't Tell” policy, allowing gay men and women to serve openly for the first time.
Who were born on September 20?
- 1902Stevie Smith, British poet (d. 1971)
- 1917Fernando Rey, Spanish-born actor (d. 1994)
- 1923Maurice Sauvé, Canadian economist and politician (d. 1992)
- 1957Alannah Currie, New Zealander musician (Thompson Twins)
- 1959Joanna Domańska, Polish classical pianist and music teacher
- 1966Nuno Bettencourt, Portuguese rock musician
- 1969Tim Rogers, Australian musician
- 1971Masashi Hamauzu, Japanese composer
- 1980Mehrzad Marashi, German singer
- 1986Aldis Hodge, American actor
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