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- National Punch Day
- National Wife Appreciation Day
1954: John Backus and his team at IBM ran the first FORTRAN program. FORTRAN stands for FORmula TRANslation and was the first high-level language and compiler developed.
1962: 20 Sept 1962- the Ford Cortina Mk1 was launched
On this day in 2005: Thefacebook shortens its name to Facebook.
1904: Sept 20th, 1904, Orville & Wilbur Wright fly a circle in their Flyer II.
Aviation was a subject of interest to Mr. Hearst, who had purchased a glider designed by Otto Lilienthal; Lilienthal’s work was instrumental to the Wright brothers invention.
1906: The ocean liner RMS Mauretania afloat after her launch from the Swan Hunter & Wigham Richardson shipyard, located in Wallsend in modern-day Tyne & Wear, north-east England | 20th September 1906