On This Day

What Happened on September 20, 2001

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

43rd US President George W. Bush
43rd US President
George W. Bush

Famous Deaths

  • Marcos Pérez Jiménez, President of Venezuela (1953-58), dies at 87
2001 Highlights

About September 20, 2001

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 19 years
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Virgo