September 20th is officially Pepperoni Pizza Day and Punch Day.
We made it to day 263 of the year and there’s only 102 days left to go until we reach the new year.
People who were born on September 20 share the Virgo zodiac sign.
If you were born on this day or simply want to know more about what happened on this day, then you’ll enjoy our top pick of past events that all happened on September 20.
Did you know that on this day in 2013, GTAV smashed records after topping $1 billion in sales within three days on the market? This was the fastest a game or blockbuster had ever achieved this.
Keep reading for more interesting facts about September 20th in history!
What Happened On September 20 In History?
The climate change rally led by activist Greta Thunberg saw millions of protesters worldwide standing up for urgent action.
An African American man, Keith Lamont Scott, was shot dead by police on Old Concord Road, Charlotte, North Carolina.
Black Lives Matter protests broke out, but the shooting officer, Brentley Vinson, was not charged as prosecutors say the shooting was justified.
Grand Theft Auto V smashed records after topping $1 billion in sales.
GTA-V reached this milestone just three days after the game was released.
The US military policy “don’t ask, don’t tell” came to an end.
This meant that the military allowed gay men, lesbians, and bisexuals to be open about their sexuality without facing discrimination. Before this, the "don't ask, don't tell" policy allowed people of any sexuality, as long as they didn't talk about it.
South Ossetia declared its independence from Georgia.
The first Whole Foods store opened in Austin, Texas, US.
The store was 10,500 square feet, and they had 19 staff. Sadly, on May 25, 1981, a significant flood caused the uninsured store $400,000 worth of damage, but the community helped with repairs, and lenders gave them time to rebuild.
Heavy metal artist Ozzy Osbourne released his first solo album “Blizzard of Ozz.”
A gasoline-powered car was tested for the first time in the US, in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Britain and France defeated Russia during the Battle of Alma, which was the first battle of the Crimean War.
Maryland passed its first anti-amalgamation law on this day.
The law was passed to prevent white English women from being able to marry black men as, at the time, interracial marriages were common. Many states in the US followed suit and introduced this law in the coming years.
Spanish navigator Ferdinand Magellan and crew set off on their adventure around the globe aboard the Victoria.
The Siege of Jerusalem began and lasted for 12 days.
The siege began when the Balian of Ibelin surrendered the city to the first Saladin. Saladin was the Sultan of Egypt and Syria.