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September 20: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on September 20

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?

2019

The climate change rally led by activist Greta Thunberg saw millions of protesters worldwide standing up for urgent action.

2016

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.
2013

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.
Source CBS News
2011

The US military policy “don’t ask, don’t tell” came to an end.

OTD in 2011: The US military policy "don't ask
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.
1990

South Ossetia declared its independence from Georgia.

Source UCA
1980

The first Whole Foods store opened in Austin, Texas, US.

OTD in 1980: The first Whole Foods store opened in Austin
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.
1980

Heavy metal artist Ozzy Osbourne released his first solo album “Blizzard of Ozz.”

1893

A gasoline-powered car was tested for the first time in the US, in Springfield, Massachusetts.

1854

Britain and France defeated Russia during the Battle of Alma, which was the first battle of the Crimean War.

OTD in 1854: Britain and France defeated Russia during the Battle of Alma
1664

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.
1519

Spanish navigator Ferdinand Magellan and crew set off on their adventure around the globe aboard the Victoria.

1187

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.

Did you know that on this day, September 20th 2013, GTAV smashed records after topping $1 billion in sales within three days on the market?