On This Day

Historical Events on September 20 (Part 2)

Events 201 - 234 of 234

  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2005 Model Kate Moss is dropped by clothing chain H&M after allegations of drug taking

Supermodel Kate Moss
Kate Moss

Film tv awardsEmmy 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 bombing 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 Pope Francis
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%
  • 2015 Solheim Cup Women's Golf, GC St. Leon-Rot: US regains Cup 14½ to 13½; Paula Creamer beats Sandra Gal 4 & 3 in deciding singles match
  • 2016 Black American Keith Lamont Scott is shot dead by a black police officer in Charlotte, North Carolina, provoking violent protests in the city
  • 2017 US Federal Reserve says it will start to unwind its bond portfolio employed in wake of the financial crisis
  • 2017 Hurricane Maria makes landfall on Puerto Rico as a category 4 hurricane, knocking out all power and killing 25
  • 2018 Woman shoots seven people, killing three and herself at a Rite Aid distribution center near Baltimore, Maryland

Conference meetingSummit of Interest

2018 EU leaders, including Donald Tusk and Emmanuel Macron, criticize Theresa May's Brexit plan at a summit in Salzburg, Austria

British Prime Minister Theresa May
British Prime Minister
Theresa May
President of France Emmanuel Macron
President of France
Emmanuel Macron
  • 2018 Overloaded ferry capsizes on Lake Victoria, Tanzania, killing at least 207, with one man surviving in air lock for two days

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2019 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
  • 2019 Rare Egyptian political protests take place against corruption in President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi's government in Tahrir Square, Cairo and elsewhere

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2019 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
  • 2019 Batman Day - 80th anniversary of the first Batman comic
  • 2019 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
  • 2019 Researchers for SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) propose that aliens may have bugged earths co-orbitals (nearby orbiting rocks) in "The Astronomical Journal"