20 September

20 September

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about September 20th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about September 20th in history!

Global Celebrations

  • National Punch Day
  • National Wife Appreciation Day

Historic Events

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.

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.

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

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

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