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Friday September 20, 2019

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 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.

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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)

  • 1498
    The 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.
  • 1519
    Ferdinand Magellan sets sail from Sanlúcar de Barrameda with about 270 men on his expedition to circumnavigate the globe.
  • 1596
    Diego de Montemayor founds the city of Monterrey in New Spain.
  • 1854
    Battle of Alma: British and French troops defeat Russians in the Crimea.
  • 1893
    Charles Duryea and his brother road-test the first American-made gasoline-powered automobile.
  • 1967
    RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 is launched at John Brown & Company, Clydebank, Scotland. It is operated by the Cunard Line.
  • 2002
    The Kolka-Karmadon rock/ice slide.
  • 2003
    Maldives civil unrest: the death of prisoner Hassan Evan Naseem sparks a day of rioting in Malé.
  • 2008
    A dump truck full of explosives detonates in front of the Marriott hotel in Islamabad, Pakistan, killing 54 people and injuring 266 others.
  • 2011
    The 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?

  • 1778
    Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen, Russian naval officer and explorer (d. 1852)
  • 1917
    Don Starr, American-born actor (d. 2005)
  • 1917
    Red Auerbach, American basketball coach (d. 2006)
  • 1920
    Alberto de Lacerda, Portuguese poet (d. 2007)
  • 1924
    Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Indian actor
  • 1959
    Danny Devos, Belgian artist
  • 1971
    Todd Blackadder, New Zealand rugby player
  • 1975
    Asia Argento, Italian actress
  • 1980
    Mariacarla Boscono, Italian fashion model
  • 1982
    Brian Fortuna, American dancer

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