The following events took place on September 20. The list is arranged in chronological order.
Found 49 events. Showing 1 - 20.
- 622Muhammad and Abu Bakr arrived in Medina
- 1058Agnes of Poitou and Andrew I of Hungary meet to negotiate about the border-zone in present-day Burgenland.
- 1066Battle of Fulford, Viking Harald Hardrada defeats earls Morcar and Edwin
- 1187Saladin begins the Siege of Jerusalem.
- 1260the Great Prussian Uprising among the old Prussians begins against the Teutonic Knights.
- 1378Cardinal Robert of Geneva, called by some the “Butcher of Cesena”, is elected as Avignon Pope Clement VII, beginning the Papal schism.
- 1498The 1498 Nankai 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.
- 1697The Treaty of Ryswick is signed by France, England, Spain, the Holy Roman Empire and the Dutch Republic ending the Nine Years’ War (1688–97).
- 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.
- 1792French troops stop allied invasion of France, during the War of the First Coalition at Valmy.
- 1835Ragamuffin rebels capture Porto Alegre, then capital of the Brazilian imperial province of Rio Grande do Sul, triggering the start of ten-year-long Ragamuffin War.
- 1848The American Association for the Advancement of Science is created.
- 1854Battle of Alma: British and French troops defeat Russians in Crimea.
- 1857The Indian Rebellion of 1857 ends with the recapture of Delhi by troops loyal to the East India Company.
- 1860The Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII of the United Kingdom) visits the United States.
- 1863American Civil War: The conclusion of the Battle of Chickamauga in northwestern Georgia, the bloodiest two-day battle of the conflict, and the only significant Confederate victory in the war’s Western Theater.
- 1870Bersaglieri corps enter Rome through the Porta Pia and complete the unification of Italy, ending de facto the temporal power of popes.
- 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.
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