On This Day in History for September 20
Events in History
- 368 Emperor Valentinianus visits Nijmegen
- 622 Islamic Prophet Muhammed/Abu Bakr arrives in Jathrib (Medina)
- 1066 Battle of Fulford, Yorkshire: Harald III Hardrada of Norway defeats Northern Saxon Earls Edwin and Morcar
- 1187 Saladin begins the Siege of Jerusalem.
- 1258 Salisbury Cathedral in south west England inaugurated
- 1378 Robert de Geneve, "butcher of Cesena" crowned anti-pope Clemens VII
- 1519 Spanish expedition led by Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan sets off on the 1st successful circumnavigation of the globe (Magellan killed on route)
- 1530 Luther advises protestant monarch compromise
- More Events in History
Weddings in History
- 2012 Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah's daughter Princess Hajah Hafizah Sururul Bolkiah (32) weds Pengiran Haji Muhammad Ruzaini (29) at the Throne Hall of Istana Nurul Iman palace in Brunei
More Weddings in History
September in History
The First Country to Grant Women the VoteIn the late 19th century the women's suffrage movement was widespread in Europe, America, Britain and its colonies. But who was first to grant women the vote?
September 19, 1893
Greek God Blamed For TsunamiA huge tsunami hit Japan on this day, killing up to 31,000 people. It was not the first, nor the last, nor the most deadly. Nor was it the work of an angry god.
September 20, 1498
Battle of the AlmaThe 2nd Rifle Brigade leading the Light Division across the river at the Battle of the Alma during the Crimean War
September 20, 1854
A Sheep's Coat at Sunrise, A Man's Coat at SunsetIs it possible to produce a wearable man’s coat from wool shorn from a sheep the same day? They did it in 1811 and again – in record time – 180 years later.
September 21, 1991