September 20 holidays in 2018

Holiday nameHoliday locationHoliday type
German World Childrens' Day
Germany Observance
Tassoua
Iran National Holiday
Day of Achura
Algeria Public Holiday
First Day of Ashura
Lebanon Public Holiday

Historical Events on September 20

  • 1848: On this day, the American Association for the Advancement of Science is formed.
  • 1854: French and British forces defeat the Russians in Crimea during the Battle of Alma.
  • 1857: With the recapturing of Delhi by East India Company loyalists, the Indian Rebellion of 1857 comes to an end.
  • 1860: The Prince of Wales – who would later become King Edward VII – visited the U.S.
  • 1863: The Battle of Chickamauga ends. This battle fought in Northwestern Georgia is the only significant Confederate victory of the American Civil War’s Western Theater of Operation.
  • 1893: The 1st American made gas-power car is road tested by Charles Duryea and his brother.
  • 1941: Mobile Nazi killing squad Einsatzkommando 3 murdered over four hundred Jews in Nemencing, Latvia. Of that number, 176 were women and 99 were children.
  • 1942: The German SS murders over 3,000 Jews in Letychiv, Ukraine
  • 2007: Approximately 20,000 protesters marched on Jena, Louisiana to support six African-American youths who had been convicted of assaulting a white classmate.
  • 2008: 54 people are killed and 266 people are wounded when a dump truck filled with explosives is detonated in front of the Marriott Hotel in Islamabad, Pakistan.
  • 2011: The “Don’t ask; don’t tell” policy of the U.S military ended on this day. This allowed gay men and women to serve openly.

Famous Birthdays on September 20

  • American general John F. Reynolds is born in 1820.
  • American poet and educator Kate Harrington is born in 1831.
  • Italian soldier, journalist and Nobel Prize laureate Ernesto Teodoro Moneta is born in 1833.
  • American novelist Upton Beall Sinclair is born in 1878.
  • American editor Maxwell Perkins is born in 1884.
  • Japanese-American martial artist, actor and founder of the Gosoku-ryu style of karate Takayuki Kubota is born in 1934.
  • Italian actress Sophia Loren is born in 1934.
  • English author and illustrator Keith Roberts is born in 1935.

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