Historical Events on September 20 (Part 2)

Events 201 - 222 of 222

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2001 In an address to a joint session of Congress and the American people, U.S. President George W. Bush declares a "war on terror".

43rd US President George W. Bush
43rd US President
George W. Bush
  • 2002 The Kolka-Karmadon rock and ice slide starts
  • 2003 Maldives civil unrest: the death of prisoner Hassan Evan Naseem sparks a day of rioting in MalĂ©
  • 2003 A referendum is held in Latvia to decide the country's accession to the European Union

Film tv awardsTelevision Awards

2009 61st Emmy Awards: Mad Men, 30 Rock, Bryan Cranston & Glenn Close win

  • 2010 The National Bureau of Economic Research state today that the US left the recession in June 2009, with managing director Lakshman Achuthan of the Economic Cycle Research Institute saying GDP recovered to 70% of the pre-recession level
  • 2011 The United States ends its "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy, allowing gay men and women to serve openly for the first time.

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

2011 "New Girl", starring Zooey Deschanel, debuts on Fox

Music releaseMusic Single

2011 "Call Me Maybe", single by Canadian singer Carly Rae Jepsen, is released

  • 2012 50 people are killed and dozens injured after a gas station is bombed by the Syrian Army in Ain Issa
  • 2012 14 people are killed in a cafe suicide bominbg in Somalia
  • 2012 AU Optronics fined $500 million for a LCD screen price-fixing
  • 2013 46 soldiers are killed in army-base attacks in Shabwah Governorate, Yemen
  • 2013 Grand Theft Auto becomes the fastest entertainment product to reach $1 Billion in sales
  • 2013 Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise is boarded by Russian military
  • 2013 Alex Rodriquez sets new MLB record with 24 Grand Slam home runs for the New York Yankees
  • 2014 New Zealand's National Government wins a 3rd term in the elections despite allegations of corruption and revelations about state surveillance

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

2015 Alexis Tsipras and Syriza party declared the winners in Greek snap election

Prime Minister of Greece Alexis Tsipras
Prime Minister of Greece
Alexis Tsipras

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

2015 Pope Francis meets Fidel Castro in Havana, on the 1st day of his tour of Cuba

Pope Francis
Cuban Revolutionary and President Fidel Castro
Cuban Revolutionary and President
Fidel Castro
  • 2015 President Ram Baran Yadav signs Nepal's new constitution into law in Kathmandu
  • 2015 Martin Shkreli, CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals, confirms raising the price of toxoplasmosis drug Daraprim by 5,000%
  • 2016 Black American Keith Lamont Scott is shot dead by a black police officer in Charlotte, North Carolina, provoking violent protests in the city