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This day in history - September 20.

 

What happened on this day in history? Important events on this day in history, September 20, had a major impact on the history of the world. Pivotal occurrences that happened on September 20 were connected with events relating to the Siege of Jerusalem, Election of Robert of Geneva as Pope Clement VII, Departure From Spain of Magellan, Founding of Monterrey, Swearing in of President Chester Arthur, Launching of the Mauretania, Collision between RMS Olympic and HMS Hawke, Foundation of the Cannes Film Festival, Launching of RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 and 2nd Battle of the Sexes Tennis Match. Many famous people were associated with these important events including Saladin and Balian of Ibelin, Robert of Geneva, Ferdinand Magellan, Diego de Montemayor, Chester A. Arthur and James A. Garfield, Leonard Peskett and Anne Emily Innes-Ker, W. F. Blunt and Edward Smith, Trevor Howard and Celia Johnson, Queen Elizabeth II and Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs.

Siege of Jerusalem - September 20, 1187: On this day in history, September 20, 1187, momentous events took place today in Jerusalem, Judea, with regard to the Siege of Jerusalem. When Balian of Ibelin remained in Jerusalem, breaking an agreement with Saladin, Saladin laid siege to the city. The siege lasted from September 20 to October 2. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: September 20, 1187 were Saladin and Balian of Ibelin. Facts on this day in History September 20: Events on this day in history: Siege of Jerusalem *** Date: September 20, 1187 *** Place: Jerusalem, Judea *** Category: Battle *** Historical Period: 12th Century *** This day in history ***

Election of Robert of Geneva as Pope Clement VII - September 20, 1378: On this day in history, September 20, 1378, important events took place today in Anagni, Italy, surrounding the Election of Robert of Geneva as Pope Clement VII. After the cardinals had elected Pope Urban VI, his actions soon led them to regret their decision. The majority of the cardinals moved to Anagni where they elected Robert of Genoa as a rival Pope. This action caused the Western Schism. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: September 20, 1378 were Robert of Geneva. Facts on this day in History September 20: Events on this day in history: Election of Robert of Geneva as Pope Clement VII *** Date: September 20, 1378 *** Place: Anagni, Italy *** Category: Religion *** Historical Period: 14th Century *** This day in history ***

Departure From Spain of Magellan - September 20, 1519: On this day in history, September 20, 1519, important events took place today in Sanlucar de Barrameda, Spain, surrounding the Departure From Spain of Magellan. Ferdinand Magellan left Sanlucar de Barrameda, Spain, on an expedition to find a gateway from the Atlantic Ocean to the South Pacific. This expedition led to the first circumnavigation of the Earth. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: September 20, 1519 were Ferdinand Magellan. Facts on this day in History September 20: Events on this day in history: Departure From Spain of Magellan *** Date: September 20, 1519 *** Place: Sanlucar de Barrameda, Spain *** Category: Exploration *** Historical Period: 16th Century *** This day in history ***

Founding of Monterrey - September 20, 1596: On this day in history, September 20, 1596, crucial events took place today in Nuevo Leon, Mexico, relating to the Founding of Monterrey. On September 20 1596, Diego de Montemayor founded Ciudad Metropolitana de Nuestra Senora de Monterrey, with forty people. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: September 20, 1596 were Diego de Montemayor. Facts on this day in History September 20: Events on this day in history: Founding of Monterrey *** Date: September 20, 1596 *** Place: Nuevo Leon, Mexico *** Category: Exploration *** Historical Period: 16th Century *** This day in history ***

Swearing in of President Chester Arthur - September 20, 1881: On this day in history, September 20, 1881, critical events took place today in New York City, USA, regarding the Swearing in of President Chester Arthur. Chester A. Arthur became President following the assassination of James. A. Garfield. He took the Presidential Oath of Office in his home at Lexington Avenue in New York City on September 20, 1881. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: September 20, 1881 were Chester A. Arthur and James A. Garfield. Facts on this day in History September 20: Events on this day in history: Swearing in of President Chester Arthur *** Date: September 20, 1881 *** Place: New York City, USA *** Category: Politics *** Historical Period: 19th Century *** This day in history ***

Launching of the Mauretania - September 20, 1906: On this day in history, September 20, 1906, crucial events took place today in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom, relating to the Launching of the Mauretania. The ocean liner Mauretania was designed by Cunard's Senior Naval Architect, Leonard Peskett. She was launched on September 20, 1906, and christened on the same day by Anne Emily Innes-Ker, The Duchess of Roxburghe. Mauretania held both the Eastbound and Westbound transatlantic Blue Ribands for more than 20 years. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: September 20, 1906 were Leonard Peskett and Anne Emily Innes-Ker. Facts on this day in History September 20: Events on this day in history: Launching of the Mauretania *** Date: September 20, 1906 *** Place: Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom *** Category: Transport *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Collision between RMS Olympic and HMS Hawke - September 20, 1911: On this day in history, September 20, 1911, critical events took place today in The Solent, United Kingdom, regarding the Collision between RMS Olympic and HMS Hawke. RMS Olympic, a White Star Line ocean liner, was sailing in the Solent near the Isle of Wight when HMS Hawke, commanded by Commander W. F. Bull, collided with her. The collision was said to have been caused by RMS Olympic, commanded by Captain Edward Smith, turning and HMS Hawke being unable to avoid hitting her. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: September 20, 1911 were W. F. Blunt and Edward Smith. Facts on this day in History September 20: Events on this day in history: Collision between RMS Olympic and HMS Hawke *** Date: September 20, 1911 *** Place: The Solent, United Kingdom *** Category: Accident *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Foundation of the Cannes Film Festival - September 20, 1946: On this day in history, September 20, 1946, important events took place today in Cannes, France, surrounding the Foundation of the Cannes Film Festival. The first Cannes Film Festival was held between September 20 and October 5, 1946. Among the winners was the feature film 'Brief Encounter', starring Trevor Howard and Celia Johnson. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: September 20, 1946 were Trevor Howard and Celia Johnson. Facts on this day in History September 20: Events on this day in history: Foundation of the Cannes Film Festival *** Date: September 20, 1946 *** Place: Cannes, France *** Category: Entertainment *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Launching of RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 - September 20, 1967: On this day in history, September 20, 1967, important events took place today in Clydebank, Scotland, United Kingdom, surrounding the Launching of RMS Queen Elizabeth 2. Cunard's cruise liner Queen Elizabeth 2 was launched, and christened, by Queen Elizabeth II on September 20, 1967. She retired from service on November 27, 2008. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: September 20, 1967 were Queen Elizabeth II. Facts on this day in History September 20: Events on this day in history: Launching of RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 *** Date: September 20, 1967 *** Place: Clydebank, Scotland, United Kingdom *** Category: Transport *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

2nd Battle of the Sexes Tennis Match - September 20, 1973: On this day in history, September 20, 1973, critical events took place today in Houston, Texas, USA, regarding the 2nd Battle of the Sexes Tennis Match. There were 3 Battle of the Sexes tennis matches, the second of which was between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs. Billie Jean King won the three set match 6-4, 6-3, 6-3. The first match saw Riggs beat Margaret Court 6-2, 6-1, and the third match saw Jimmy Connors beat Martina Navratilova 7-5, 6-2. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: September 20, 1973 were Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs. Facts on this day in History September 20: Events on this day in history: 2nd Battle of the Sexes Tennis Match *** Date: September 20, 1973 *** Place: Houston, Texas, USA *** Category: Sport *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

This day in history - September 20

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