September 20th is officially Pepperoni Pizza Day and Punch Day.
We made it to day 263 of the year and there’s only 101 days left to go until we reach the new year.
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 fun & interesting facts about September 20th in history!
What memorable events happened on September 20 in history? Keep reading to find out!
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.
NASA’s 50th space shuttle mission, STS-47, landed safely at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
It was the second time the Endeavour space shuttle made it into space and back, this time carrying the first Japanese astronaut, Mamoru Mohri, into space. That wasn’t the only first for the mission, though, with Mae C Jemison becoming the first African American in space and Mark C. Lee and N. Jan Davis becoming the first married couple to fly on the same shuttle. Mark and Jan kept their marriage secret until the last minute, as NASA had an unofficial policy preventing married couples from flying together. It was too late to change anything by the time NASA found out.
Are you celebrating your birthday today? If so, did you know that you share the same birthday as Jon Bernthal? See what other famous people were born on this day.
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George R. R. Martin
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Below you’ll find the most popular quotes people have said on September 20th throughout history.
Boredom is the legitimate kingdom of the philanthropic.
If you can spare some time today, here are some unique holidays you could get involved with.
National Punch Day
Please don’t go around punching people today, and don’t go honoring your hole punches anymore than usual, either. National Punch Day instead celebrates punch, the delicious drink as old as time itself. So mix up a delicious bowl of punch today and sip on it to your heart’s content!
National Pepperoni Pizza Day
There are countless types of pizza for us to all enjoy, but the most popular is undoubtedly the legendary pepperoni. In fact, it’s such a delicious topping that it’s been given its own holiday. So celebrate National Pepperoni Pizza Day today by gorging yourself silly on pepperoni pizza!
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Fun Fact Of The Day
Kangaroos keep growing until they die. They are the world’s largest marsupial.
Birthday & Zodiac
People who were born on September 20 share the Virgo zodiac sign.
Virgos tend to deal with information similar to a computer; they can quickly process information and organize it into something easily understandable for themselves and others.
Sapphire is the birthstone that is allocated to anybody born during September. The name sapphire comes from the Latin word “saphirus” and the Greek “sapheiros,” which both mean “blue.”
People born on this day were likely conceived on or around December 28th in the previous year.
A baby conceived on this day will likely be born around June 13, 2024.