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Notable Historical Events for September 20th

19192nd PGA Championship: Jim Barnes at Engineers CC Roslyn NY

1870Italian army under Victor Emmanuel II seizes Rome from the French

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

1968Mickey Mantle hits final career homer # 536

1919Babe Ruth ties Ned Williamson's major league mark of 27 HRs

1987Walter Payton scores NFL record 107th rushing touchdown

1643First Battle of Newbury (English civil war): King Charles I's forces beaten by a parliamentary army led by the Earl of Essex and Philip Stapleton

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

1932Gandhi begins hunger strike against treatment of untouchables

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

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Notable Birthdays on September 20th

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

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

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

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

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)

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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