September 20th

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The September 20 is the 263rd day of the Gregorian calendar (the 264th in leap years ), thus remain 102 days by year end.

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Politics and world events

1604: Floor plan of Ostend
1792: The Valmy cannonade
1863: The Battle of Chickamauga
The unification of Italy (1815-1870)
1955: GDR postage stamp from the series on the five-year plan
2003: Referendum in Latvia


1839: The start of the Oude Lijn

science and technology

  • 1898: Alberto Santos Dumont ascends in Paris with his first built airship . After driving up to a height of 400 meters there is a crash landing.
Orville Wright in Flyer II over Huffman Prairie (Dayton, Ohio)


1914: Reims Cathedral bombarded


1918: Padre Pio


  • 1973: The telephone numbers 110 and 112 are introduced as emergency numbers in West Germany .


  • 1908: The barque Star of Bengal collides with rocks off Coronation Island on the northwest coast of Prince of Wales Island and sinks. 110 passengers and crew members die.
  • 2018: About 50 meters from the pier in Ukara , the Nyerere ferry, completely overloaded with more than 400 people, capsizes on Lake Victoria in Tanzania . 224 dead are rescued, at least 40 people can be saved.

Minor accidents are listed in the sub-articles of Disaster .


  • 1879: The oldest Irish football club, Cliftonville FC, comes into being in Belfast when a businessman looks for prospects for the Cliftonville Association Football Club in the local newspaper .
  • 1896: The world's first motorcycle race is held on the Paris- Nantes- Paris route by eight participants .
  • 2019: The ninth Rugby Union World Cup begins in Japan.

Entries of track and field world records can be found under the respective discipline under track and field .


Before the 18th century

18th century

19th century



20th century





21st century


Before the 15th century

15th and 16th centuries

17th and 18th centuries

19th century

20th century




21st century

Holidays and memorial days

  • Legal holidays
    • World Children's Day (see above) has been a public holiday in Thuringia since 2019.

Individual evidence


The list of days of remembrance and action contains further entries .

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