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Notable Historical Events for September 20th

1953Cubs Ernie Banks hits his 1st major league HR

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

1976Playboy releases Jimmy Carter's interview that he lusts for women

1973Willie Mays announces retirement at end of 1973 season

1187Saladin begins the Siege of Jerusalem.

1980George Brett goes 0-for-4 dropping his avg below .400 for good

2011"New Girl", starring Zooey Deschanel, debuts on Fox

1961Roger Maris hits home run # 59 & barely misses # 60 in game 154 of the season. Yanks clinch pennant #26

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

1833Charles Darwin rides horse to Buenos Aires

September 20th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on September 20th

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

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

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

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

1884Maxwell Perkins, American editor and publisher (d. 1947)

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

September 20th Birthdays
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September 20th Weddings
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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

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

1863Jakob Grimm, writer, dies at 78

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