2011 - "Don't ask, Don't Tell" policy ends
2001 - President Bush's war on terror begins
1977 - The United Nations admits Vietnam
1920 - The Spanish Legion is founded
1909 - South Africa Act of 1909 is passed
This Day In Business
1877 - Chase National Bank opens in New York City - would eventually become one of the world's largest banks.
1985 - South African gov't allows Stevie Wonder's music to be played on the radio.
1971 - Hurricane Irene evolves into Hurricane Olivia: first hurricane from Atlantic to Pacific.
1987 - The great Chicago Bears running back Walter Payton scores his 107th rushing touchdown
September 20th Holiday
National Youth Day (Thailand) - Commemorates the birth dates of Kings Chulalongkorn and Ananda Mahidol, who took the throne at 15 and 10 respectively.
Today's Birthday Trivia
She was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Gerald Ford on January 10, 1977 for transforming the American landscape. Who is she?
Today's Birthday Horoscope
Learn about people born on this day by reading the September 20 Birthday Horoscope.
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