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Notable Historical Events for September 20th

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

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

198739th Emmy Awards: LA Law, Bruce Willis & Sharon Gless win

1187Saladin begins the Siege of Jerusalem.

1968Mickey Mantle hits final career homer # 536

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

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

1953Cubs Ernie Banks hits his 1st major league HR

1932Gandhi begins hunger strike against treatment of untouchables

1963JFK proposes a joint US-Soviet voyage to the moon

September 20th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on September 20th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Notable Divorces on September 20th

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

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