September 20: Day of the Week
September 20, 2018 was the 263rd day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 102 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.
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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.
- 1596Diego de Montemayor founds the city of Monterrey in New Spain.
- 1737The 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.
- 1942Holocaust in Letychiv, Ukraine. In the course of two days the German SS murders at least 3,000 Jews.
- 1961Greek general Konstantinos Dovas becomes Prime Minister of Greece.
- 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.
- 2000The British MI6 Secret Intelligence Service building is attacked by unapprehended forces using a Russian-built RPG-22 anti-tank missile.
- 2002The Kolka-Karmadon rock/ice slide.
- 2008A dump truck full of explosives detonates in front of the Marriott hotel in Islamabad, Pakistan, killing 54 people and injuring 266 others.
Who were born on September 20?
- 1800Benjamin Franklin White, shape note “singing master”, and compiler of the shape note tunebook known as The Sacred Harp (d. 1879)
- 1885Jelly Roll Morton, American jazz pianist, bandleader and composer (d. 1941)
- 1886Charles Williams, British author (d. 1945)
- 1928Kirsten Rolffes, Danish actress (d. 2000)
- 1957Alannah Currie, New Zealander musician (Thompson Twins)
- 1964Maggie Cheung, Hong Kong actress
- 1975Juan Pablo Montoya, Colombian race car driver
- 1976Enuka Okuma, Canadian actress
- 1976Yo Hitoto, Japanese pop singer
- 1982Athanasios Tsigas, Greek footballer
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