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Wednesday September 20, 2023

September 20: Day of the Week

September 20, 2023 is the 263rd day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 102 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.

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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)

  • 1792
    French troops stop allied invasion of France, during the War of the First Coalition at Valmy.
  • 1835
    Ragamuffin rebels capture Porto Alegre, then capital of the Brazilian imperial province of Rio Grande do Sul, triggering the start of ten-year-long Farroupilha Revolution.
  • 1870
    Bersaglieri corps enter Rome through the Porta Pia and complete the unification of Italy.
  • 1893
    Charles Duryea and his brother road-test the first American-made gasoline-powered automobile.
  • 1942
    Holocaust in Letychiv, Ukraine. In the course of two days the German SS murders at least 3,000 Jews.
  • 1971
    Having weakened after making landfall in Nicaragua the previous day, Hurricane Irene regains enough strength to be renamed Hurricane Olivia, making it the first known hurricane to cross from the Atlantic Ocean into the Pacific.
  • 1982
    The National Football League players begin a 57-day strike.
  • 2007
    Between 15,000 and 20,000 protesters marched on Jena, Louisiana, in support of six black youths who had been convicted of assaulting a white classmate.
  • 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?

  • 524
    Kan B'alam I, ruler of Maya state of Palenque (d. 583)
  • 1746
    Móric Benyovszky Hungarian count (d. 1786)
  • 1926
    Jackie Paris, American jazz singer and guitarist (d. 2004)
  • 1935
    David Pegg, English footballer (d. 1958)
  • 1935
    Jim Taylor, American football player
  • 1947
    Chris Ortloff, former New York state Republican politician and admitted pedophile
  • 1957
    Alannah Currie, New Zealander musician (Thompson Twins)
  • 1959
    Joanna Domańska, Polish classical pianist and music teacher
  • 1975
    Juan Pablo Montoya, Colombian race car driver
  • 1980
    Madison Young, American pornographic actress

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