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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, Grand Theft Auto V 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 facts about September 20th in history!

What Happened On September 20 In History?

2019

Climate change rally led by activist Greta Thunberg saw millions of protesters around the world standing up for urgent action.

2016

African American, Keith Lamont Scott 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 USD in sales.

GTA-V reached this milestone in just three days after it 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.
1980

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

The store was 10,500 square feet and they had 19 staff. Sadly, a major 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

Gasoline powered car in the US was tested for the first time in Springfield, Massachusetts.

1854

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

OTD in 1854: Britain and France defeated Russia during the Battle of Alma which was the first fight of the Crimean War.
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.

Did you know that on this day, September 20th 2013, Grand Theft Auto V smashed records after topping $1 billion in sales within three days on the