The following events took place on September 20. The list is arranged in chronological order.
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- 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.
- 1881U.S. President Chester A. Arthur is sworn in, the morning after becoming President upon James A. Garfield’s death.
- 1893Charles Duryea and his brother road-test the first American-made gasoline-powered automobile.
- 1906Cunard Line’s RMS Mauretania is launched at the Swan Hunter & Wigham Richardson shipyard in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.
- 1909The Parliament of the United Kingdom passes the South Africa Act 1909, creating the Union of South Africa from the British Colonies of the Cape of Good Hope, Natal, Orange River Colony, and the Transvaal Colony.
- 1910The ocean liner SS France, later known as the “Versailles of the Atlantic”, is launched.
- 1911White Star Line’s RMS Olympic collides with British warship HMS Hawke.
- 1920Foundation of the Spanish Legion.
- 1930Syro-Malankara Catholic Church is formed by Archbishop Mar Ivanios.
- 1942Holocaust in Letychiv, Ukraine. In the course of two days the German SS murders at least 3,000 Jews.
- 1946The first Cannes Film Festival is held, having been delayed seven years due to World War II.
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