September 20: Day of the Week
September 20, 2020 is the 264th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 102 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.
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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.
- 1848The American Association for the Advancement of Science is created.
- 1860The Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII of the United Kingdom) visits the United States.
- 1906Cunard Line’s RMS Mauretania is launched at the Swan Hunter & Wigham Richardson shipyard in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.
- 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.
- 1910The ocean liner SS France, later known as the “Versailles of the Atlantic”, is launched.
- 1930Syro-Malankara Catholic Church is formed by Archbishop Mar Ivanios.
- 1961Greek general Konstantinos Dovas becomes Prime Minister of Greece.
- 1982The National Football League players begin a 57-day strike.
Who were born on September 20?
- 1842Sir James Dewar, Scottish chemist (d. 1923)
- 1893Hermann Lux, German footballer (d. 1962)
- 1899Leo Strauss, German-born philosopher (d. 1973)
- 1925James Bernard, English film composer (d. 2001)
- 1956Steve Coleman, African American saxophone player, spontaneous composer, composer and band leader
- 1964Maggie Cheung, Hong Kong actress
- 1967Matthew Nelson, American musician (Nelson)
- 1977Namie Amuro, Japanese pop singer
- 1982Sarah Glendening, American actress
- 1983Ángel Sánchez, Puerto Rican baseball player
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