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Historical Events of September 20 in Dorian’s Secrets: The Eternal Youth Magazine!

Ephemeris of September 20:

In the Gregorian Calendar, September 20 is the 263th
(Two-hundredth sixtieth third) day of the year.

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Quote of the Day…

[It is of utmost convenience …] to emancipate teaching from all strange power, and turn it into a social function, with no other internal law than free inquiry and profession of the truth …

— Nicolás Salmerón
Spanish philosopher and politician (died September 20, 1908)

Events that Happened “A Day as Today”

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September 20 – A Day as Today – Events

  • 451: some historians date on this day the battle of the Catalan Fields, in which Flavio Aecio leads the Roman and Visigothic troops in their victory against the Hun and allied armies of Attila.
  • 1058: Inés de Poitou and Andrés I of Hungary meet to negotiate on the border of the area in present-day Burgenland.
  • 1187: Saladin begins the Siege of Jerusalem (1187).
  • 1260 – the Great Prussian Uprising among the ancient Prussians against the Teutonic Knights.
  • 1378: Cardinal Robert of Geneva, known as “the Butcher of Cesena”, is elected as Pope Clement VII (antipope) of Avignon.
  • 1498: a tsunami washes away the Kōtoku-in temple, which inside housed a bronze statue called the Great Buddha, and which has remained in the open since then.
  • 1519: Magellan sets sail from Sanlúcar de Barrameda and begins the first successful circumnavigation of the world.
  • 1580: British Vice Admiral Francis Drake returns from the Far East.
  • 1596: in Mexico, Diego de Montemayor founds the city of Monterrey.
  • 1604: the siege of Ostend concluded with the victory of the Spanish thirds over the forces of the United Provinces.
  • 1629: Mexico City is flooded for 5 years.
  • 1697: the Treaty of Rijswijk is signed with England, Spain, the Holy Roman Empire, United Provinces and France participating, which ends the War of the Great Alliance or the Nine Years’ War.
  • 1776: in New Orleans, the Spanish governor Luis de Unzaga y Amézaga receives authorization from Carlos III to allow free trade with North American ships fighting for their independence.
  • 1792: victory of France against the Prussian armies at the Battle of Valmy.
  • 1816: in the Spanish-speaking town of San Francisco de Borja, the Guarani soldiers of Commander Andresito Guazurarí – in reaction to the Portuguese-Brazilian invasion of 1816 – lay siege to the town (invaded by Portuguese and Brazilian forces since 1801).
  • 1836: Battle of Villarrobledo, during the First Carlist War.
  • 1845: the Italian mercenary Giuseppe Garibaldi and his legion of «virtuous looters» ―in the framework of the Great War (1838-1852) of Brazil, France and Great Britain against Juan Manuel de Rosas― disembarks in the town of Gualeguaychú (province of Entre Ríos), an Argentine logistics center 200 km north of Buenos Aires, and loots its inhabitants.
  • 1848: The American Association for the Advancement of Science is created.
  • 1854: Battle of Alma, British and French defeat the Russians in Crimea.
  • 1857 the Indian rebellion ends with the reconquest of New Delhi by troops loyal to the East India Company.
  • 1870: Rome is captured in the power of the papal states at the hands of the Italian unification forces led by Victor Emmanuel II, the Count of Cavour and Giuseppe Garibaldi.
  • 1880: in Argentina, the city of Buenos Aires is declared the capital of the Republic, separating it from the provincial jurisdiction.
  • 1896: the first motorcycle race takes place between Paris and Nantes (France).
  • 1920: In India, Congress allows Gandhi’s first campaign of non-collaboration.
  • 1920: Infantry Lieutenant Colonel José Millán Astray y Terreros founded the Spanish Legion or Tercio de Extranjeros.
  • 1928: Aimé Tschiffely completes the Buenos Aires-New York section with his horses Gato y Mancha in just over three years; being the first to do so.
  • 1936: in the city of San Fernando (32 km northwest of the city of Buenos Aires) the Victoria Coliseum, the current stadium of the Club Atlético Tigre, is inaugurated.
  • 1942: the Holocaust begins in Letichiv (Ukraine).
  • 1946: the first Cannes International Film Festival opens.
  • 1947: The Unión Huaral Club is founded in Peru.
  • 1948: in the High Veld plateau (South Africa), a tornado leaves a track of 64 km, crossing the largest urban area in the country, the city of Johannesburg, leaving 6 dead and 100 injured.
  • 1954: the first Fortran language program is run.
  • 1958: the statue of the bowler, the work of Antônio Caringi and official symbol of the city of Porto Alegre, is inaugurated in Porto Alegre (capital of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil).
  • 1961: Greek General Konstantinos Dovas becomes Prime Minister of Greece.
  • 1967 – RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 launched
  • 1968: in Montevideo (Uruguay) the police repressed a student demonstration against the government of Jorge Pacheco Areco with pellets, wounding some 40. Firing at ambulances, they killed Susana Pintos (27) and Hugo de los Santos (20).
  • 1969: in the province of Buenos Aires (Argentina) the earth station of Balcarce (Buenos Aires) is inaugurated and communications via satellite arrive in the country.
  • 1972: Police find a marijuana plantation on Paul & Linda McCartney’s farm.
  • 1976: Sid Bernstein gives a $ 230 million charity concert for the reunion of British band The Beatles.
  • 1976: adoption of universal suffrage for the European Parliament.
  • 1979: Emperor Bokassa I is overthrown in the Central African Empire.
  • 1984: in Argentina, CONADEP delivers its report Never Again – with data on crimes against humanity of the Videla dictatorship – to President Raúl Alfonsín.
  • 1985: Mexico City has a strong aftershock from the 1985 Mexico earthquake, which occurred the day before.
  • 1986: the X Asian Games begin in Seoul (South Korea).
  • 1987: Frenchman Alain Prost wins his 28th Formula 1 race.
  • 1990: Saddam Hussein demands that the United States radio stations broadcast his messages.
  • 1994: the largest open pit mine in Europe, Corta Atalaya, closes.
  • 1997: in Buenos Aires, before more than 65,000 people, the Argentine band Soda Stereo offers its farewell recital, entitled El Último Concierto, at the River Plate Monumental Stadium.
  • 2002: Microsoft buys British video game company Rareware for $ 375 million.
  • 2005: The Emmy Award-winning comic series My Name is Earl airs for the first time.
  • 2005: Bon Jovi publishes his ninth studio album, Have a Nice Day.
  • 2007: the Monterrey Forum 2007 begins in the city of Monterrey.
  • 2008: the Khimki Arena is inaugurated in Khimki (Russia).
  • 2009: the second edition of the Peace Without Borders concert is held in Havana (Cuba) with the performance of Juanes, Miguel Bosé, Olga Tañón, Silvio Rodríguez and other singers and groups, before more than a million people.
  • 2011: Javier Zanetti becomes the player with the most games played for the Italian club Inter Milan.
  • 2017: the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons enters into force.
  • 2017: on the island of Puerto Rico, Hurricane María leaves 3,000 dead.
  • 2019: The Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us event takes place around Area 51.

Who was Born “A Day as Today”?

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September 20 – A Day as Today – Births

  • 917: Kyunyeo: Korean poet (d. 973).
  • 1161: Takakura Tennō: Emperor of Japan (d. 1181).
  • 1486: Arthur Tudor, English nobleman, son of King Henry VII (d. 1502).
  • 1593: Gottfried Scheidt, German organist and composer (d. 1661).
  • 1599: Christian of Brunswick, German Protestant military leader (d. 1626).
  • 1608: Jean-Jacques Olier, French Catholic priest, founder of the Sulpicians (d. 1657).
  • 1727: Mateo de Toro Zambrano, Chilean Creole politician (d. 1811).
  • 1746: Móric Benyovszky, Polish-Slovak aristocrat and explorer (d. 1786).
  • 1758: Jean-Jacques Dessalines, Haitian Emperor (d. 1806).
  • 1761: René-Pierre Choudieu, French revolutionary politician (d. 1838).
  • 1778: Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen, Russian sailor and explorer (d. 1852).
  • 1795: Miguel del Carpio y Melgar, Peruvian politician and writer (d. 1869).
  • 1797: Manuel Lavalleja, Uruguayan soldier, officer of General Artigas and one of the Thirty-Three Orientales (f. 1852).
  • 1819: Théodore Chassériau, Franco-Dominican painter (d. 1856).
  • 1833: Ernesto Teodoro Moneta, Italian journalist and pacifist, Nobel Peace Prize winner in 1907 (d. 1918).
  • 1842 – James Dewar, British chemist and physicist (d. 1923).
  • 1843: Nicholas Aleksándrovich of Russia, Russian Tsarévich (d. 1865).
  • 1853: Chulalongkorn, Thai king (d. 1910).
  • 1872: Maurice Gamelin, French general (d. 1958).
  • 1873: Sidney Olcott, Canadian filmmaker (d. 1949).
  • 1878: Upton Sinclair, American writer (d. 1968).
  • 1878: Francisco Lagos Cházaro, Mexican politician (d. 1932).
  • 1879: Victor Sjöström, Swedish filmmaker
  • 1880: Ildebrando Pizzetti, Italian composer and musicologist (d. 1968).
  • 1886: Charles Williams, British novelist (d. 1945).
  • 1890: Tomás Garrido Canabal, Mexican politician (d. 1943).
  • 1893: Heraclio Alfaro Fournier, Spanish engineer and aviator (d. 1962).
  • 1897: Arturo Barea, Spanish writer (d. 1957).
  • 1898: Norman Z. McLeod, American filmmaker
  • 1899: Leo Strauss, Jewish-American political philosopher of German origin (d. 1973).
  • 1910: Dorothy Vaughan, American mathematician (d. 2008).
  • 1910: Matilde Landeta, Mexican filmmaker (d. 1999).
  • 1914: Kenneth More, British actor (d. 1982).
  • 1916: Pierre Boutang, French philosopher and writer (d. 1998).
  • 1917: Red Auerbach, American basketball coach (d. 2006).
  • 1917: Fernando Rey, Spanish actor (d. 1994).
  • 1917: Obdulio Varela, Uruguayan soccer player (f. 1996).
  • 1918: Juan García Iranzo, cartoonist and Spanish screenwriter (f. 1998).
  • 1918: Horace Gould, British Formula 1 driver (d. 1968).
  • 1920: Jay Ward, American entertainer.
  • 1925: Ananda Mahidol, Thai King (d. 1946).
  • 1927: Rachel Roberts, British actress (d. 1980).
  • 1927: John Dankworth, British jazz composer, clarinetist and saxophonist (d. 2010).
  • 1927: Milka Cherneva, Bulgarian architect (d. 2010).
  • 1928: Olga Ferri, Argentine dancer (d. 2012).
  • 1928: Manuel Seco, Spanish philologist.
  • 1929: Anne Meara, American actress and comedian (d. 2015).
  • 1932: Ulalume González de León, Uruguayan-Mexican poet, translator, essayist and editor (d. 2009).
  • 1933: Enrique de la Mata, Spanish politician (d. 1987).
  • 1933: Adela Gleijer, Uruguayan actress.
  • 1933: Dennis Viollet, British footballer (d. 1999).
  • 1934: Sophia Loren, Italian actress.
  • 1935: Orlando Peçanha de Carvalho, Brazilian soccer player (d. 2010).
  • 1942: Gérald Tremblay, Canadian politician.
  • 1944: José Eulogio Gárate, Spanish-Argentine footballer.
  • 1947: Mia Martini, Italian singer (d. 1995).
  • 1948: George R. R. Martin, American writer.
  • 1949: Carlos Babington, Argentine soccer player, coach and sports leader.
  • 1950: Loredana Bertè, Italian singer.
  • 1950: Rafael Álvarez El Brujo, Spanish actor and playwright.
  • 1950: Roberto Vander, naturalized Mexican actor.
  • 1951: Javier Marías, Spanish writer, columnist, translator and editor.
  • 1952: Manuel Zelaya, Honduran politician, president between 2006 and 2009.
  • 1953: Francisco Vidal Salinas, Chilean politician.
  • 1956: Gary Cole, American actor.
  • 1956: Jennifer Tour Chayes, American mathematician, physicist and theoretical computer science.
  • 1957: Alannah Currie, Thompson Twins musician from New Zealand.
  • 1958: Arn Anderson, American professional wrestler.
  • 1959: José Milton Melgar, Bolivian soccer player.
  • 1964: Maggie Cheung, Hong Kong actress.
  • 1966: Nuno Bettencourt, Portuguese guitarist for Extreme.
  • 1967: Kristen Johnston, American actress.
  • 1971: Masashi Hamauzu, Japanese composer.
  • 1971: Henrik Larsson, Swedish footballer.
  • 1973: Andrei Kivilev, Kazakh cyclist.
  • 1975: Asia Argento, Italian actress.
  • 1975: Juan Pablo Montoya, Colombian motor racing driver.
  • 1976: Jon Bernthal, American actor.
  • 1977: Namie Amuro, Japanese singer.
  • 1978: Sarit Hadad, Israeli singer.
  • 1980: Vladimir Karpets, Russian cyclist.
  • 1981: Feliciano López, Spanish tennis player.
  • 1984: Gabriela Villalba, Ecuadorian actress and singer.
  • 1988: Carlos Torres, Colombian soap opera actor.
  • 1988: Jabib Nurmagomédov, Russian mixed martial arts fighter.
  • 1990: Waylon Francis, Costa Rican soccer player.
  • 1992: Safura, Azeri singer.
  • 1993: Julian Draxler, German footballer.
  • 2001: Federico Burdisso, Italian swimmer.

Who Left Us “A Day as Today”?

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September 20 – A Day as Today – Deaths

  • 1460: Gilles Binchois, Franco-Flemish composer (b. C. 1400).
  • 1592: Francisco Vallés, Spanish physician (b. 1524).
  • 1796: Juan José Delhuyar, Spanish chemist (b. 1754).
  • 1840: José Gaspar Rodríguez de Francia, Paraguayan military and politician (b. 1766).
  • 1854: Frederick Catherwood, British explorer, draftsman, architect and photographer (b. 1799).
  • 1863 – Jacob Grimm, German short story writer, language researcher and mythologist (b. 1785).
  • 1898: Theodor Fontane, German writer (b. 1819).
  • 1904: José María Yermo y Parres, Mexican religious (b. 1851).
  • 1908: Nicolás Salmerón, president of the I Spanish Republic (b. 1838).
  • 1908: Pablo Sarasate, Spanish violinist and composer (b. 1844).
  • 1917: Émile Boirac, French philosopher and psychic (b. 1851).
  • 1919: Ramón Barros Luco, Chilean politician, president between 1910 and 1915 (b. 1835).
  • 1930: Luis Gilabert Ponce, Spanish sculptor (b. 1848).
  • 1940: Nicéforo Zambrano, Mexican politician (b. 1861).
  • 1948: Leo White, American actor (b.1882).
  • 1957: Jean Sibelius, Finnish composer (b.1865).
  • 1959ː Nikandr Chíbisov, Soviet military man (b. 1892).
  • 1968: Hugo de los Santos (b. 1948) and Susana Pintos (b. 1939), Uruguayan students assassinated.
  • 1970: Arturo Rosenblueth Stearns, Mexican scientist (b.1900).
  • 1971 – William Foxwell Albright, American archaeologist (b.1891).
  • 1971: Giorgos Seferis, Greek poet and diplomat (b.1900).
  • 1973: Ben Webster, American jazz saxophonist (b.1909).
  • 1973: Jim Croce, American singer-songwriter (b.1943).
  • 1974: José Mojica, actor, lyrical and religious Mexican tenor (b. 1895).
  • 1975: Saint-John Perse, French poet and diplomat, 1960 Nobel Prize winner for literature (b. 1887).
  • 1978: Lorenzo Garza, Mexican bullfighter (b.1908).
  • 1980: Josias Braun-Blanquet, Swiss botanist (b. 1884).
  • 1988: Roy Kinnear, British actor (b.1934).
  • 1989: Richie Ginther, American Formula 1 driver (b.1930).
  • 1988: Doris Wells, Venezuelan actress and film director (b. 1944).
  • 1992: David Stivel, Argentine screenwriter and filmmaker (b.1930).
  • 1993: Erich Hartmann, German pilot (b.1922).
  • 1995: José Sabre Marroquín, Mexican composer and conductor (b. 1909).
  • 1995: Urmila Eulie Chowdhury, Indian architect (b.1923).
  • 1996: Paul Erdős, Hungarian mathematician (b.1913).
  • 1998: Helen M. Dyer, American biochemist, cancer researcher (b. 1895).
  • 1999: Raísa Gorbacheva, wife of Mikhail Gorbachev (b.1932).
  • 2001: Marcos Pérez Jiménez, Venezuelan politician, president-dictator between 1952 and 1958 (b.1914).
  • 2002: Sergei Bodrov, Russian actor (b. 1971).
  • 2004: Brian Clough, British football coach (b.1935).
  • 2005: Simon Wiesenthal, Austrian Jew persecuting Nazis (b. 1908).
  • 2006: Sven Nykvist, Swedish cinematographer (b.1922).
  • 2009: Hernán Córdoba, Colombian soccer player (b.1989).
  • 2010: Fud Leclerc, Belgian singer (b.1924).
  • 2010ː Jenny Pronczuk de Garbino, Uruguayan toxicologist (b.1947).
  • 2012: Robert G. Barrett, Australian writer (b.1946).
  • 2012: Dinesh Thakur, Indian director and actor (b.1947).
  • 2013: Ricarte Soto, Chilean journalist (b.1952).
  • 2016: Gladys Lanza, Honduran female activist (b.1942).
  • 2020: Gerardo Vera, set designer, costume designer, actor and director of Spanish cinema and theater (b.1947).

What is Celebrated “A Day as Today”?

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September 20 – A Day as Today – Celebration

  • International University Sports Day
  • Argentina:
    • Retiree Day
    • Bride’s Day
  • Azerbaijan:
    • Oil Workers Day
  • Nepal:
    • Day of the constitution
  • Thailand:
    • National Youth Day
  • South Ossetia:
    • South Ossetia Independence Day.

Catholic Santoral “A Day as Today”

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Catholic Santoral “A Day as Today” / Image Credit: Peter H

September 20 – A Day as Today – Catholic Santoral

  • Saints Andrew Kim Tae-gön, Paul Chöng Ha-sang and companions, martyrs in Korea (1839-1867)
  • Saint Dorimedon of Sínada, martyr (3rd century)
  • Saint Eustace of Rome, martyr
  • Saints Hypatius, Asiano and Andrew of Constantinople, martyrs (740)
  • Blessed Adelpreto of Arco, bishop (1172)
  • Blessed Thomas Johnson, priest and martyr (1537)
  • Blessed Francisco de Posadas, priest (1713)
  • Saint Juan Carlos Cornay, priest and martyr (1837)
  • Saints Lorenzo Han I-hyong and six companions, martyrs
  • Blessed José María de Yermo y Parres, priest and founder (1904).

What Sign of the Zodiac Rules those Born “A Day as Today”?

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Prediction your zodiac sign with Dorian / Image Credit: p2722754

September 20 – A Day as Today – Zodiac Sign

♍ Virgo:

Famous & Celebrities People Born “A Day as Today”

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September 20 – A Day as Today – Today’s Famous Birthdays

  • 1956 – Gary Cole, American actor.
  • 1957 – Alannah Currie, New Zealand musician for the Thompson Twins.
  • 1958 – Arn Anderson, American professional wrestler.
  • 1964 – Maggie Cheung, Hong Kong actress.
  • 1966 – Nuno Bettencourt, Portuguese guitarist for Extreme.
  • 1967 – Kristen Johnston, American actress.
  • 1971 – Masashi Hamauzu, Japanese composer.
  • 1971 – Henrik Larsson, Swedish footballer.
  • 1971 – Sergio Luyk, Spanish basketball player (f. 2008).
  • 1973 – Andrei Kivilev, Kazakh cyclist.
  • 1975 – Asia Argento, Italian actress.
  • 1975 – Juan Pablo Montoya, Colombian motorsport driver.
  • 1976 – Yui Horie, Japanese voice actress.
  • 1977 – Namie Amuro, Japanese singer.
  • 1978 – Sarit Hadad, Israeli singer.
  • 1980 – Patrick Friesacher, Austrian Formula 1 driver.
  • 1980 – Vladimir Karpets, Russian cyclist.
  • 1981 – Feliciano López, Spanish tennis player.
  • 1983 – Yuna Itō, Japanese actress of American origin.
  • 1988 – Leeland Mooring, American lead singer of the band Leeland.
  • 1990 – Waylon Francis Box, Costa Rican soccer player.
  • 1992 – Safura, Azerbaijani singer who represented her country at the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest, finishing in 5th place.
  • 1998 – Roger Príncep, Spanish actor.

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