9/20/2020 12:01:00 AM Today In History - September 20
Reprinted By Permission From OnThisDay.com
Today in History in 1519 Ferdinand Magellan starts first successful circumnavigation of the world; in 1904 Orville and Wilbur Wright fly a circle in their Flyer II; and in 1973 vocalist Jim Croce (Time in a Bottle), dies in a plane crash at age 30.
Our On This Day in history archives contains over 200,000 events, birthdays and deaths from 6,000 years of history. Here is a roundup of a few of them:
1519 - Ferdinand Magellan starts 1st successful circumnavigation of the world
1814 - "Star Spangled Banner" published as a song, lyrics by Francis Scott Key, tune by John Stafford Smith
1881 - Chester A. Arthur sworn in as 21st president
1891 - The first gasoline-powered car debuts in Springfield, Massachusetts, United States.
1904 - Orville & Wilbur Wright fly a circle in their Flyer II
1926 - Bugs Moran attempts to assassinate Al Capone in a drive-by shooting but fails
1969 - Archies' "Sugar Sugar" hits #1
1984 - "Cosby Show" premieres on NBC-TV
2001 - In an address to a joint session of Congress and the American people, U.S. President George W. Bush declares a "war on terror".
2011 - The United States ends its "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy, allowing gay men and women to serve openly for the first time.
2011 - "Call Me Maybe", single by Canadian singer Carly Rae Jepsen, is released