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Notable Historical Events for September 20th

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

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

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

1953Cubs Ernie Banks hits his 1st major league HR

1833Charles Darwin rides horse to Buenos Aires

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

1931Lou Gehrig's 4 RBIs break his old RBI mark of 175 en route to 184

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

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

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

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Notable Birthdays on September 20th

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)

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

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

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

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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

1863Jakob Grimm, writer, dies at 78

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

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