20 September- On This Day

20 September- On This Day

This day in history.



What Happened Today in History

Historical Events

622 Islamic Prophet Muhammed/Abu Bakr arrives in Jathrib (Medina)

1519 Spanish expedition led by Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan sets off on the 1st successful circumnavigation of the globe (Magellan killed on route)

1854 Battle of the Alma: British, French and Ottoman alliance defeat the Russian Empire in the 1st major battle of the Crimean War

1990 Both East and West Germany ratify reunification

2001 In an address to a joint session of Congress and the American people, US President George W. Bush declares a "war on terror"

2019 Students from 185 countries stage the world's largest-ever protest on climate change culminating in Manhattan rally led by Greta Thunberg

Historical Events Today

Today in Film & TV

1984 "Cosby Show" premieres on NBC-TV

Today in Music

1969 Virtual band Archies' single "Sugar Sugar" hits #1

Today in Sport

1973 Billie Jean King beats Bobby Riggs in battle-of-sexes tennis match

Do you know this fact about today?Did You Know?

Maryland passes 1st anti-amalgamation law to stop intermarriage of English women & black men

Today in History in 1664

Would You Believe?

Capture of Rome by Italian army, Pope Pius IX surrenders to King Victor Emmanuel which unifies Italy and ends 1,116 year reign of Papal States

Today in History in 1870

20 September- On This Day