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September 20 Historical Events

The following events took place on September 20. The list is arranged in chronological order.

Found 49 events. Showing 1 - 30.

  • 622
    Muhammad and Abu Bakr arrived in Medina
  • 1058
    Agnes of Poitou and Andrew I of Hungary meet to negotiate about the border-zone in present-day Burgenland.
  • 1066
    Battle of Fulford, Viking Harald Hardrada defeats earls Morcar and Edwin
  • 1187
    Saladin begins the Siege of Jerusalem.
  • 1260
    the Great Prussian Uprising among the old Prussians begins against the Teutonic Knights.
  • 1378
    Cardinal Robert of Geneva, called by some the “Butcher of Cesena”, is elected as Avignon Pope Clement VII, beginning the Papal schism.
  • 1498
    The 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.
  • 1519
    Ferdinand Magellan sets sail from Sanlúcar de Barrameda with about 270 men on his expedition to circumnavigate the globe.
  • 1596
    Diego de Montemayor founds the city of Monterrey in New Spain.
  • 1697
    The Treaty of Ryswick is signed by France, England, Spain, the Holy Roman Empire and the Dutch Republic ending the Nine Years’ War (1688–97).
  • 1737
    The 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.
  • 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 Ragamuffin War.
  • 1848
    The American Association for the Advancement of Science is created.
  • 1854
    Battle of Alma: British and French troops defeat Russians in Crimea.
  • 1857
    The Indian Rebellion of 1857 ends with the recapture of Delhi by troops loyal to the East India Company.
  • 1860
    The Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII of the United Kingdom) visits the United States.
  • 1863
    American 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.
  • 1870
    Bersaglieri corps enter Rome through the Porta Pia and complete the unification of Italy, ending de facto the temporal power of popes.
  • 1871
    Bishop 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.
  • 1881
    U.S. President Chester A. Arthur is sworn in, the morning after becoming President upon James A. Garfield’s death.
  • 1893
    Charles Duryea and his brother road-test the first American-made gasoline-powered automobile.
  • 1906
    Cunard Line’s RMS Mauretania is launched at the Swan Hunter & Wigham Richardson shipyard in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.
  • 1909
    The 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.
  • 1910
    The ocean liner SS France, later known as the “Versailles of the Atlantic”, is launched.
  • 1911
    White Star Line’s RMS Olympic collides with British warship HMS Hawke.
  • 1920
    Foundation of the Spanish Legion.
  • 1930
    Syro-Malankara Catholic Church is formed by Archbishop Mar Ivanios.
  • 1942
    Holocaust in Letychiv, Ukraine. In the course of two days the German SS murders at least 3,000 Jews.
  • 1946
    The first Cannes Film Festival is held, having been delayed seven years due to World War II.

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