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CEOAFRICA History Corner: September 20th in focus
By: News Editor
Tue, 20 Sep 2022   ||   Nigeria,

On today’s history corner, CEOAFRICA has been able to put together some exciting and captivating historic events, ranging from the arrival of Prophet Muhammad/Abu Bakr in Medina, the hunger strike embarked on by Mahatma Ghandi, the birth of Late Gen. Sanni Abacha, the arrest of Mujahid Asari-Dokubo to the manufacture of COVID-19 vaccine that is safe of children between the ages of 5 and 11.




September 20, 368

Emperor Valentinianus visited Nijmegen.

September 20, 622

Islamic Prophet Muhammed/Abu Bakr arrived in Jathrib (Medina).

September 20, 1066

Battle of Fulford, Yorkshire: Harald III Hardrada of Norway defeated Northern Saxon Earls Edwin and Morcar.

September 20, 1187

Saladin began the Siege of Jerusalem.

September 20, 1596

Diego de Montemayor founded the city of Monterrey in New Spain.

September 20, 1620

Battle at Jassy: Turks beat king Sigismund III of Poland.

September 20, 1839

1st railroad in Netherland was opened (Amsterdam-Haarlem).

September 20, 1881

Chester A. Arthur was sworn in as 21st US president.

September 20, 1917

Paraguay became a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.

September 20, 1920

Foundation of the Spanish Legion.

September 20, 1926

Bugs Moran attempted to assassinate Al Capone in a drive-by shooting but failed.

September 20, 1932

Mahatma Gandhi began a hunger strike against the way Hindu untouchables are treated.

September 20,1939

British navy captured German U-27 boat.

September 20, 1943

A former Head of State of Nigeria, Sani Abacha was born.

September 20, 1958

USSR performed nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR.

September 20, 1960

UN General Assembly admitted 13 African countries & Cyprus (96 nations).

September 20, 1967

The Midwest Invasion of 1967 ended.

September 20, 1967

Benin separated from Nigeria.

September 20, 1973

Willie Mays announced retirement at end of 1973 season.

September 20, 1984

23 people were killed as suicide car bomb attacked US Embassy annex in Beirut.

September 20, 1990

US performed nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.

September 20, 1995

Cincinnati Reds became 1st team to clinch NL Central.

September 20, 1998

Solheim Cup Women's Golf, Muirfield Village: US retained Cup; beat Europe 16-12 for third consecutive victory.

September 20, 2000

The British MI6 Secret Intelligence Service building was attacked by a Russian-built Mark 22 anti-tank missile.

September 20, 2003

Maldives civil unrest: the death of prisoner Hassan Evan Naseem sparked a day of rioting in Malé.

September 20, 2005

Federal Government arrested Mujahid Dokubo-Asari, the main militia leader in Port Harcourt, on charges of treason, and imprisoned him at the federal security services headquarters in Abuja.

September 20, 2011

The United States ended its "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy, allowing gay men and women to serve openly for the first time.

September 20, 2019

Batman Day - 80th anniversary of the first Batman comic

September 20, 2021

Pfizer announced they have developed a safe COVID-19 vaccine for 5-11 year olds with the dose 1/3 of the strength.




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