20 SEPTEMBER
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • Sir James Dewar, 1842
  • Upton Sinclair, 1878
  • Jelly Roll Morton, 1885
  • Kenneth More, 1914
  • 'Red' Auerbach, 1917
  • Fernando Rey, 1917
  • Rachel Roberts, 1927
  • Dr. Joyce Brothers, 1928
  • Ann Meara, 1929
  • Henry Livings, 1929
  • Sophia Loren, 1934
  • Pia Lindstrom, 1938
  • Bill Murray, 1951

Died On This Day:

  • Jacob Grimm, 1863
  • Fiorello La Guardia, 1947
  • Jean Sibelius, 1957
  • Jim Croce killed, 1973
  • Roy Kinnear killed, 1988
  • Jule Styne, 1994
  • Raisa Gorbachev, 1999
  • Simon Wiesenthal, 2005
  • Polly Bergen, 2014

Today's Events:

  • AD 451 - Romans under General Aetius defeat Attila the Hun at Chalons-sur-Marne.
  • 1198 - Richard I beats the French at Gisors
  • 1258 - Salisbury Cathedral in England is consecrated.
  • 1378 - Great Schism in Catholic Church begins as French cardinals choose Clement VII Pope despite Urban VI.
  • 1519 - Ferdinand Magellan sets sail from Portugal with five ships endeavoring to sail west to the Indies.
  • 1797 - USS Constitution, known as 'Old Ironsides' launched, but gets stuck and has to be re-launched 10/21
  • 1824 - Trapper Jim Bridger discovers the Great Salt Lake; thinks he's found Pacific Ocean.
  • 1853 - First railroad passenger station, Union Station, opens at Indianapolis.
  • 1853 - Mr. Otis demonstrates first elevator.
  • 1854 - British and French defeat Russians in Battle of Alma (Crimean War).
  • 1857 - Delhi re-captured by British after three month siege.
  • 1859 - The electric stove patented by inventor George B. Simpson of Washington, D.C.
  • 1861 - Battle of Lexington. US Civil War.
  • 1870 - Italy united when Rome taken from France by forces of Victor Emannuel II, which is why many Italian cities have streets and piazzas called September XX.
  • 1882 - M. Goldman & S. Sachs join to deal in securities; now Wall Street's only private partnership.
  • 1906 - Passenger liner Mauretania launched.
  • 1931 - British sterling taken off gold standard.
  • 1946 - Columbia Pictures is first to put TV commercial for movie on the air-'The Jolson Story.'
  • 1946 - Cannes Film Festival opens; postponed from 1939 because of WWII.
  • 1955 - Phil Silvers Show aka. Sgt. Bilko premieres on CBS to play 138 episodes until September 11, 1959.
  • 1966 - Luxury Liner QEII Launched at Clydebank.
  • 1974 - Cyclone 'Fifi' hits Honduras killing 10,000.
  • 1999 - 7.3 Earthquake in Taiwan kills 2,109, injures 7,824. Epicenter: Sun Moon Lake
  • 2017 - Hurricane Maria makes landfall in Puerto Rico at 6:15 am.; island virtually destroyed - no power, 34 dead.

Feast Day of Saint:

  • Candida of Carthage
  • Fausta and Evilasius
  • Theodore
  • Philippa and their companions
  • Vincent Madelgarus
  • Martyrs of Korea
  • Day of Romulus, founder and first King of Rome
  • Eustace

Holiday:

  • Respect for the Aged Day in Japan

Non-Specific Holiday:

  • JANAM (OR JANMA) ASHTAMI, Hindu Birthday Festival of Krishna
  • ANANT CHATURDASI, Hindu Eternal Anniversary of 14th day of Month Bhaedra
  • LABOR DAY (U.S. and Canada) First Monday in September.
  • CH'UNG YANG, Festival of High Places in China (ninth day of the ninth moon)
  • BIRTHDAY OF KRSNA. (Hindu)
  • CHUSOK (Korea) on day of full moon of eighth lunar month.
  • ROSH HASHANA (Jewish New Year) first and second days of lunar month Tishri.
  • YOM KIPPUR (Jewish Day of Atonement) tenth day of lunar month Tishri.
  • SUKKOTH (Jewish Feast of Tabernacles) 15th day of lunar month Tishri - five days after Yom Kippur
  • SIMCHAT TORAH (Jewish Rejoicing of the Law) 23rd day of Tishri
  • DURGA-PUJA (Hindu festival of Goddess Durga)
  • PITRA PASKSHA and AMAVASYA, Hindu Feast of the Dead.
  • LAKSHMI PUJA, Hindu Festival of the Goddess of Fortune
  • CHUNG CH'IU CHIEH (Chinese mid-autumn festival) 15th day of 8th lunar month.
  • OWARA KAZE NO BON, HACHIMAN & DOBUROKU MATSURI harvest festivals in Japan
  • NATIONAL GRANDPARENTS' DAY - first Sunday after Labor Day in USA
  • NATIVE AMERICAN DAY - fourth Friday in September in US
  • RAMADAN, Muslim Holy Month

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
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