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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Gunmen in the Pakistan province of Baluchistan open fire on a bus carrying Shiite pilgrims to Iran, killing at least 25 people. //www.nytimes.com/2011/09/21/world/asia/dozens-killed-in-attack-on-pilgrim-bus-in-pakistan.html ("New York Times")

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Pakistan detains 13 Indian fishermen after they drifted in Pakistani waters. //www.ptinews.com/pti\ptisite.nsf/0/88B45F6EB3586711652574CA003A5ACF?OpenDocument (Press Trust of India)
A suicide truck bomb explosion destroys the Marriott Hotel in Islamabad, Pakistan, killing at least 60 and injuring 266.{{Cite news|url=//nytimes.com/reuters/world/international-pakistan-blast.html|title=At Least 40 Killed in Huge Explosion at Pakistan Hotel | work=The New York Times| accessdate= 8 July 2011 !DASHBot}} {{Dead link|date=August 2010|bot=RjwilmsiBot}}{{Cite news|url=//www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/asiapcf/09/20/pakistan.islamabad.marriott.blast/|title=Deadly blast targets Marriott Hotel in Islamabad | work=CNN | accessdate=April 14, 2010 | date=September 21, 2008}}{{Cite news|url=//news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7627135.stm|title=Dozens killed in Pakistan attack | work=BBC News | date=2008-09-20 | accessdate=2010-01-01}}

Thursday, September 20, 2007

American cyclist Floyd Landis is officially stripped of his win in the 2006 Tour de France and banned from competition for two years after an arbitration panel finds him guilty of doping during the 2006 Tour. He has 30 days to appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. //sports.espn.go.com/oly/cycling/news/story?id=3029089 (AP via ESPN.com)

Friday, September 20, 2002

Friday, September 20, 1996

Leader of Pakistani opposition party Pakistan Peoples Party Murtaza Bhutto is killed during a gun battle with police.

Sunday, September 20, 1992

French voters narrowly approve the Maastricht Treaty in the French Maastricht Treaty referendum.

Friday, September 20, 1991

The Order of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence of German tongue (Orden der Schwestern der Perpetuellen Indulgenz deutscher Zunge, O.S.P.I.) is founded in Heidelberg by Erzmutter (Archmother) Johanna Indulgentia Tara Maria Benedicta O.S.P.I.
September 21 ndash In Sandy, Utah, several patients are held hostage and a nurse is killed in the Alta View Hospital hostage incident.
AFL Grand Final: Hawthorn Hawks defeat West Coast Eagles by 53 points at Waverley Park, the final score 20.19.139 – 13.8.86.
Armenia declares independence from the Soviet Union.

Wednesday, September 20, 1989

F. W. de Klerk is sworn in as the seventh and last State President of apartheid South Africa.

Friday, September 20, 1985

Thursday, September 20, 1984

Hezbollah car-bombs the U.S. Embassy annex in Beirut, killing 22 people.

Sunday, September 20, 1981

The Brazilian river boat "Sobral Santos" capsizes in the Amazon River, Óbidos, Brazil, killing at least 300.

Thursday, September 20, 1979

French paratroopers help David Dacko to overthrow Bokassa in the Central African Republic.

Wednesday, September 20, 1978

General Rahimuddin Khan assumes the post of Martial Law Governor of Balochistan.
PSA Flight 182, a Boeing 727, collides with a small private airplane and crashes in San Diego, California 144 are killed.
Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Otello" makes its first appearance on Live from the Met, in a complete production of the opera starring Jon Vickers. This is the first complete television broadcast of the opera in the U.S. since the historic 1948 one.

Tuesday, September 20, 1977

Petrozavodsk phenomenon was observed in the Soviet Union and some northern European countries.

Monday, September 20, 1976

The Seychelles join the United Nations.
Orlando Letelier is assassinated in Washington, D.C. by agents of Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet.
September 21 – The semi-legendary 100 Club Punk Festival ignites the careers of several influential punk and post-punk bands, arguably sparking the Punk Movement's introduction into mainstream culture.

Saturday, September 20, 1975

Thursday, September 20, 1973

"The Battle of the Sexes": Billie Jean King defeats Bobby Riggs in a televised tennis match, 6–4, 6–4, 6–3, at the Astrodome in Houston, Texas. With an attendance of 30,492, this remains the largest live audience ever to see a tennis match in US history. The global audience that viewed on television in 36 countries was estimated at 90 million.

Saturday, September 20, 1969

The very last Warner Bros. cartoon of the original theatrical Looney Tunes series is released: "Injun Trouble".

Friday, September 20, 1968

"Hawaii 5-O" debuts on CBS and eventually becomes the longest-running crime show in television history until "Law Order" overtakes it in 2003.

Sunday, September 20, 1964

At the autumnal equinox, the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids (OBOD) is founded in England.

Thursday, September 20, 1951

NATO accepts Greece and Turkey as members.

Monday, September 20, 1948

Establishment of the city Rabwah.

Thursday, September 20, 1945

Mohandas Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru demand that all British troops depart India.
October ndash Arthur C. Clarke puts forward the idea of a communications satellite in a "Wireless World" magazine article.

Wednesday, September 20, 1944

WWII: Jüri Uluots, prime minister in capacity of president of Estonia, escapes to Sweden 2 days later, Tallinn is taken by the Red Army.

Sunday, September 20, 1931

With a gun literally pointed to his head the Chinese commander of Kirin province announces the annexation of that territory to Japan.

Saturday, September 20, 1930

The Eastern Catholic Rite Syro-Malankara Catholic Church is formed.

Monday, September 20, 1926

Twelve blue cars full of gangsters open fire at the Hawthorne Inn, Al Capone's Chicago headquarters. Only one of Capone's men is wounded.

Monday, September 20, 1920

The first soldier joins the Spanish Legion.

Monday, September 20, 1897

Greece and Turkey sign a peace treaty to end the Greco-Turkish War.

Tuesday, September 20, 1881

U.S. President Chester A. Arthur is sworn in.

Friday, September 20, 1878

"The Hindu", an Indian newspaper, is founded.

Tuesday, September 20, 1870

With "Bersaglieri" soldiers entering Rome at Porta Pia, the unification of Italy is completed, ending the last remnant of the Papal States.

Sunday, September 20, 1857

India British forces recapture Delhi,ref name=CBH/ compelling the surrender of Bahadur Shah II, the last Mughal emperor.

Wednesday, September 20, 1854

Crimean War ndash Alma: The French–British alliance wins the first battle of the war.

Sunday, September 20, 1835

Monday, September 20, 1819

The Carlsbad Decree is issued throughout the German Confederation.

Tuesday, September 20, 1803

Irish rebel Robert Emmet is executed.

Thursday, September 20, 1792

Battle of Valmy: The French revolutionary army defeats Prussians under the Duke of Brunswick, after a 7-hour artillery duel.

Tuesday, September 20, 1746

Bonnie Prince Charlie flees to the Isle of Skye from Arisaig, after the unsuccessful Jacobite rising of 1745, marked by the Prince's Cairn on the banks of Loch nan Uamh
Bonnie Prince Charlie flees to the Isle of Skye from Arisaig, after the unsuccessful Jacobite rising of 1745, marked by the Prince's Cairn on the banks of Loch nan Uamh

Friday, September 20, 1737

October ndash The first national stage in Sweden opens when the play "Den Svenska Sprätthöken" is performed in the native language, by the first native actors, on the stage of Bollhuset in Stockholm.
Runner Edward Marshall completes his journey in the Walking Purchase, forcing the cession of {{convert|1200000|acre|km2}} of Lenape-Delaware tribal land to the Pennsylvania Colony.

Friday, September 20, 1697

The Treaty of Ryswick signed by France and the Grand Alliance to end both the Nine Years\\\' War and King William\\'s War. The conflict having been inconclusive, the treaty is proposed because the combatants have exhausted their national treasuries. Louis XIV recognises William III as King of England Scotland and both sides return territories they have taken in battle. In North America, the treaty returns Port Royal (Nova Scotia) to France. In practice, the treaty is little more than a truce it does not resolve any of the fundamental colonial problems and the peace lasts only five years.
The Treaty of Ryswick signed by France and the Grand Alliance to end both the Nine Years' War and King William's War. The conflict having been inconclusive, the treaty is proposed because the combatants have exhausted their national treasuries. Louis XIV recognises William III as King of England Scotland and both sides return territories they have taken in battle. In North America, the treaty returns Port Royal (Nova Scotia) to France. In practice, the treaty is little more than a truce it does not resolve any of the fundamental colonial problems and the peace lasts only five years.

Sunday, September 20, 1643

First English Civil War ndash First Battle of Newbury: Royalists withdraw to end further bloodshed.

Monday, September 20, 1604

Ostend is captured by Spanish forces under Ambrogio Spinola after a 3-year siege.

Saturday, September 20, 1603

Samuel Chlain arrives back in France."Des Sauvages: ou voyage de Samuel Chlain, de Brouages, faite en la France nouvelle l'an 1603".
October ndash Sangley Rebellion takes place, ending in the massacre of 20,000 Sangley Chinese in Manila.//homepage.ntu.edu.tw/~borao/2Profesores/massacre.pdf

Friday, September 20, 1596

Diego de Montemayor founds the city of Monterrey, Mexico.

Thursday, September 10, 1562 (Julianian calendar)

English forces under Ambrose Dudley, 3rd Earl of Warwick, land in Newhaven (Le Havre) to aid the Huguenots.

Saturday, September 10, 1519 (Julianian calendar)

Ferdinand Magellan leaves Europe to circumnavigate the world.

Wednesday, September 11, 1437 (Julianian calendar)

Sandside Chase in the north of Scotland: Clan Mackay defeat the Clan Gunn of Caithness.
The Kazan Khanate is established.
October 19 ndash A Portuguese attempt to conquer Tanger fails and Prince Ferdinand is taken hostage.
Edinburgh is made the capital of Scotland.
Ulugh Beg's "Zij-i-Sultani" star catalogue is published.

Sunday, September 12, 1378 (Julianian calendar)

Unhappy with Pope Urban's critical attitude towards them, the majority of the cardinals meet at Fondi and elect Clement VII as antipope and establish a rival papal court at Avignon. This split within the Catholic Church becomes known as the Western Schism.

Wednesday, September 13, 1217 (Julianian calendar)

Treaty of Lambeth signed ratifying the Treaty of Kingston.

Sunday, September 13, 1187 (Julianian calendar)

King Jayavarman VII of Ankor Vat defeats the Cham conquerors.
October 2 ndash Siege of Jerusalem: Saladin captures Jerusalem.
Ghorin Muhammed conquers Punjab.
19 October ndash Pope Urban III dies of heart attack on hearing news of the Loss of Jerusalem

Monday, September 14, 1058 (Julianian calendar)

Antipope Benedict X is crowned pope, but later deposed.
Pope Nicholas II is elected pope in December and installed in the following year.
Aldred becomes the first English bishop to make a pilgrimage to Jerusalem.
Construction begins on the Cathedral of Parma, Italy.
Agnes de Poitou and Andrew I of Hungary met to negotiate about the border-zone in present-day Burgenland.
The Almoravids conquer the Berghouata.
Boleslaus II takes office as duke of Poland.

Saturday, September 17, 634 (Julianian calendar)

Umar ibn al-Khattab succeeds Abu Bakr as Sunni Caliph.
The Xianbei/Tibetan state of Tuyuhun is invaded by Tang Dynasty China during Emperor Taizong's caign against Tuyuhun, led by commander Li Jing, resulting in the assassination of their leader (Busabuo Khan Murong Fuyun) in 635 and the dissolving of their state in 672.
Source: Wikipedia