September 20: Day of the Week
September 20, 2019 is the 263rd day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 102 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.
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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.
- 1863American Civil War: The Battle of Chickamauga ends.
- 1871Bishop John Coleridge Patteson is martyred on the island of Nukapu, a Polynesian outlier island now in the Temotu Province of the Solomon Islands. He is the first bishop of Melanesia.
- 1881Chester A. Arthur is inaugurated as the 21st President of the United States following the assassination of James Garfield.
- 1911White Star Line’s RMS Olympic collides with british warship HMS Hawke.
- 1961Greek general Konstantinos Dovas becomes Prime Minister of Greece.
- 1977The Socialist Republic of Vietnam is admitted to the United Nations.
- 1982The National Football League players begin a 57-day strike.
- 1990South Ossetia declares its independence from Georgia.
- 2000The British MI6 Secret Intelligence Service building is attacked by unapprehended forces using a Russian-built RPG-22 anti-tank missile.
Who were born on September 20?
- 1746Móric Benyovszky Hungarian count (d. 1786)
- 1920Jay Ward, American animated cartoonist (d. 1989)
- 1927Red Mitchell, American jazz bassist, composer, lyricist, and poet(d. 1992)
- 1949Anthony Denison, American actor
- 1951Javier Marías, Spanish author, translator and academic
- 1975Juan Pablo Montoya, Colombian race car driver
- 1976Agata Buzek, Polish actress
- 1976Jon Bernthal, American actor
- 1976Yo Hitoto, Japanese pop singer
- 1995Sammi Hanratty, American actress
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