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 On this day September 20-26 2020 (week 39) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.


On this day September 20-26 2020 (week 39)

September 20, 2020 - September 26, 2020 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features the unification of Italy, President Ferdinand Marcos of the Philippines, the conflict between Iran and Iraq, Greta Thunberg, the annual Hajj pilgrimage near Mecca, Beijing Daxing International Airport, and the televised debate between between Presidential candidates John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon.

September 20, 1870: Italian troops captured Rome, taking control of the Papal States. This led to the unification of Italy, with Rome chosen as the capital of the newly united country

September 21, 1965: President Ferdinand Marcos of the Philippines imposed martial law, which lasted until 1981. His authoritarian regime was known for corruption and extravagance

September 22, 1980: A simmering border conflict between Iran and Iraq over control of the Shatt al-Arab waterway flared into full-scale war when Iraqi troops invaded Iran

September 23, 2019: Greta Thunberg, 16, gave an impassioned speech at the UN Climate Action summit in New York, accusing world leaders of failing to act on climate change

September 24, 2015: Over 2,000 people were crushed or suffocated in the deadliest ever stampede at the annual Hajj pilgrimage near Mecca. Over 400 victims were from Iran

September 25, 2019: Beijing Daxing International Airport, boasting the world’s biggest single-building airport terminal and nicknamed the “starfish”, was opened in China

September 26, 1960: Senator John F. Kennedy bested Vice-President Richard Nixon in the first ever nationally televised debate between U.S. presidential candidates

PUBLISHED: 14/09/2020; DESIGN: Phil Bainbridge; PICTURE RESEARCH: Julie Mullins; EVENT SELECTION: Fiona Roberts and Susan Shepherd; PROOFING: Julie Mullins; TECHNICAL CONSTRUCTION: Fiona Roberts;STORY: Julie Mullins; PICTURES: Newscom, Getty, Associated Press