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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.
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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)
- 1187Saladin begins the Siege of Jerusalem.
- 1519Ferdinand Magellan sets sail from Sanlúcar de Barrameda with about 270 men on his expedition to circumnavigate the globe.
- 1737The finish of the Walking Purchase which forces the cession of 1.2 million acres (4,860 km²) of Lenape-Delaware tribal land to the Pennsylvania Colony.
- 1860The Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII of the United Kingdom) visits the United States.
- 1961Greek general Konstantinos Dovas becomes Prime Minister of Greece.
- 1962James Meredith, an African-American, is temporarily barred from entering the University of Mississippi.
- 1970Syrian tanks roll into Jordan in response to continued fighting between Jordan and the fedayeen.
- 1971Having 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.
- 1979A coup d'état in the Central African Empire overthrows Emperor Bokasa I.
- 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?
- 1917Red Auerbach, American basketball coach (d. 2006)
- 1926Jackie Paris, American jazz singer and guitarist (d. 2004)
- 1939Robert L. Gerry III, American businessman
- 1947Steve Gerber, American comics writer (d. 2008)
- 1957Michael Hurst, New Zealand actor
- 1967Gunnar Nelson, American musician (Nelson)
- 1968Ben Shepherd, American bassist (Soundgarden)
- 1969Richard Witschge, former Dutch footballer
- 1978Patrizio Buanne, Italian singer
- 1981Joanie Dodds, American model
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