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Notable Historical Events for September 20th

1187Saladin begins the Siege of Jerusalem.

1968Mickey Mantle hits final career homer # 536

1833Charles Darwin rides horse to Buenos Aires

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

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

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

1519Ferdinand Magellan starts 1st successful circumnavigation of the world

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

1955Willie Mays (Giants) homers off Vern Law (Pirates) in both ends of DH

1904Orville & Wilbur Wright fly a circle in their Flyer II

September 20th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on September 20th

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

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

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

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

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)

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

1863Jakob Grimm, writer, dies at 78

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

September 20th Deaths
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