On This Day in History for September 20 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 155 of 155

  • 1970 Soviet spcecraft Luna 16 lands on Moon's Mare Fecunditatis, drills core sample
  • 1972 Libya acquires a 50 percent interest in two ENI oil concessions
  • 1972 The Social Democratic and Labour Party issues a document entitled "Towards a New Ireland", proposing that the British and Irish governments should have joint sovereignty over Northern Ireland
  • 1975 Gary Sentman draws a record 176 lb longbow to a maximum 28½" draw
  • 1976 Metroliner official opens in Brussels

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1976 Playboy releases Jimmy Carter's interview that he lusts for women

39th US President Jimmy Carter
39th US President
Jimmy Carter
Playboy Founder & Businessman Hugh Hefner
Playboy Founder & Businessman
Hugh Hefner
  • 1977 Vietnam & Djibouti ask for membership in UN
  • 1978 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1978 Yamada Mumon Roshi visits Benedictine Abbey of Maria Laach Germany
  • 1979 Coup in Central African Rep: David Dacko overthrows emperor Bokassa I
  • 1979 Jose E dod Santos becomes president of Angola
  • 1979 NASA launches HEAO 3
  • 1979 Lee Iacocca is elected president of the Chrysler Corporation.
  • 1979 The Punjab wing of the Unity Centre of Communist Revolutionaries of India (Marxist-Leninist) formally splits and constitutes a parallel UCCRI(ML).
  • 1979 Assassination of French left-wing militant Pierre Goldman.
  • 1980 Bronze plaque dedicated to memory of Thurman Munson at Yankee Stadium
  • 1981 Joe Danelo kicks then NY Giant record 55 yard field goal
  • 1982 Jalaluddin takes a one-day hat-trick Pakistan v Australia
  • 1983 Cryptographic Communications System & Method (RSA) patented
  • 1984 Suicide car bomb attacks US Embassy annex in Beirut, kills 23
  • 1985 Walt Disney World's 200-millionth guest
  • 1986 Wichita State Shockers blow a 35-3 lead; lose 36-35 to Morehead State
  • 1988 Darrell Evans hits his 400th career home run
  • 1988 Wade Boggs is 1st player to get 200 hits for 6 consecutive seasons
  • 1989 FW De Klerk sworn in as president of South Africa
  • 1989 USAir overshoots runway at LaGuardia Airport in NYC, 2 people die
  • 1990 Both East and West Germany ratify reunification
  • 1990 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1990 South Ossetia declares its independence from Georgia.
  • 1991 Lion's Terry Taylor reinstated after 1 year drug related suspension
  • 1992 France votes in favor of Maastricht treaty
  • 1992 Phils' Mickey Moradini makes an unassisted triple play
  • 1992 Space shuttle STS-47 (Endeavour 2) lands
  • 1994 Space shuttle STS-64 (Discovery 20), lands
  • 1997 Yanks clinch 37th appearance in post season, 3rd consecutive
  • 2000 Patent on RSA cryptograph algorithm ends
  • 2000 The British MI6 Secret Intelligence Service building is attacked by a Russian-built Mark 22 anti-tank missile.

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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 Malé
  • 2003 A referendum is held in Latvia to decide the country's accession to the European Union
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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

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