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.
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)
- 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.
- 1596Diego de Montemayor founds the city of Monterrey in New Spain.
- 1854Battle of Alma: British and French troops defeat Russians in the Crimea.
- 1893Charles Duryea and his brother road-test the first American-made gasoline-powered automobile.
- 1967RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 is launched at John Brown & Company, Clydebank, Scotland. It is operated by the Cunard Line.
- 2002The Kolka-Karmadon rock/ice slide.
- 2003Maldives civil unrest: the death of prisoner Hassan Evan Naseem sparks a day of rioting in Malé.
- 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?
- 1778Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen, Russian naval officer and explorer (d. 1852)
- 1917Don Starr, American-born actor (d. 2005)
- 1917Red Auerbach, American basketball coach (d. 2006)
- 1920Alberto de Lacerda, Portuguese poet (d. 2007)
- 1924Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Indian actor
- 1959Danny Devos, Belgian artist
- 1971Todd Blackadder, New Zealand rugby player
- 1975Asia Argento, Italian actress
- 1980Mariacarla Boscono, Italian fashion model
- 1982Brian Fortuna, American dancer
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