On This Day

What Happened on September 20, 2019

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events


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Australian PM Scott Morrison welcomed for week-long visit at the White House by US President Donald Trump

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • Batman Day - 80th anniversary of the first Batman comic
  • Rare Egyptian political protests take place against corruption in President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi's government in Tahrir Square, Cairo and elsewhere
  • Researchers for SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) propose that aliens may have bugged earths co-orbitals (nearby orbiting rocks) in "The Astronomical Journal"

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Students from 185 countries stage the world's largest-ever protest on climate change culminating in Manhattan rally led by Greta Thunberg

Climate Activist Greta Thunberg
Climate Activist
Greta Thunberg
  • The MOSAiC expedition, the greatest Arctic research expedition ever, sets sail from Norway, aims to stay trapped in ice for a year to study climate change

Famous Deaths

  • Howard Cassady, American College Football Hall of Fame halfback (Heisman Trophy 1955; Detroit Lions), dies at 85
  • Su Beng [Lim Tiau-hui], Taiwanese revolutionary, 'Father of Taiwanese Independence' (Taiwan’s 400-Year History), dies at 100