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Notable Historical Events for September 20th

451Roman General Flavius Aetius defeats Attila the Hun at The Battle of the Catalaunian Plainsat (Chalons-sur-Marne) halting Hun invasion of Roman Gaul

1833Charles Darwin rides horse to Buenos Aires

1932Gandhi begins hunger strike against treatment of untouchables

1953Cubs Ernie Banks hits his 1st major league HR

1955Willie Mays is 7th player to reach 50 HRS in a season

1987Walter Payton scores NFL record 107th rushing touchdown

1879Ulysses S. Grant and family go to SF for elaborate extended visit

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

1970Jim Morrison found not guilty of "lewd" behavior

1939Joe Louis KOs Bob Pastor in 11 for heavyweight boxing title

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Notable Birthdays on September 20th

1948George R.R. Martin, Bayonne New Jersey, American author (A Song of Ice and Fire)

1917[Arnold] Red Auerbach, Brooklyn New York, NBA coach/GM (Boston Celtic)

1833Ernesto Teodoro Moneta, Milan, Italy, journalist/soldier/pacifist (Nobel Peace Prize 1907), (d. 1918)

1951Guy Lafleur, Thurso Quebec, NHL right wing (Montreal, NY Rangers)

1878Upton Beall Sinclair, Baltimore, Maryland, US writer (Jungle), (d. 1968)

1934Sophia Loren, Rome, actress (Desire Under the Elms, Black Orchid)

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Notable Divorces on September 20th

1983Actor James Woods (36) divorces costume designer Kathryn Morrison after 3 years of marriage

1951Actor Jackie Coogan (36) divorces Ann McCormack after 5 years of marriage

September 20th Divorces
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Notable Deaths on September 20th

1863Jakob Grimm, writer, dies at 78

1945Eduard Wirths, Nazi physician at Auschwitz, commits suicide at 36

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