Date History - On this day in history

What happened today in history

Born on this day - September 20th

1978 - Jason Bay, Canadian Major League Baseball player

1971 - Henrik Larsson, Swedish footballer

1956 - Gary Cole, American actor

1947 - Chuck Panozzo, American musician (Styx)

1928 - Joyce Brothers, American psychologist and advice columnist

1923 - Geraldine Clinton Little, Irish-born poet (d. 1997)

1878 - Upton Sinclair, American writer and politician (d. 1968)

1842 - Sir James Dewar, Scottish chemist (d. 1923)

Died on this day - September 20th

2003 - Lord Williams of Mostyn, British politician (b. 1941)

1975 - Saint-John Perse, French diplomat and writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1887)

1932 - Wovoka, Paiute visionary

1852 - Philander Chase, American university founder (b. 1775)

1639 - Johannes Meursius, Dutch classical scholar (b. 1579)

1586 - Chidiock Tichborne, English conspirator and poet (executed) (b. 1558)

Events on this day - September 20th

2000 - Last performance of the musical Cats (musical) on Broadway.

1979 - Lee Iacocca is elected president of the Chrysler Corporation.

1962 - James Meredith, an African-American, is barred from entering the University of Mississippi.

1920 - Foundation of the Spanish Legion

1863 - American Civil War: The Battle of Chickamauga ends.

1519 - Ferdinand Magellan - set sail from Sanlúcar de Barrameda with about 270 men on his expedition to circumnavigate the globe.



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