Saturday, the 20th of September, 2014 is the 263th day in 2014 and in the 38th calendar week.

General Events:

International Coastal Cleanup Day
September 20, 2014 in the World

International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) is a global event initiated by Ocean Conservancy (OC) in 1986. Its aim is to engage citizens to remove trash and debris from beaches and waterways all around world, identify the sources of debris, and change the behavioral patterns that contribute to pollution.

The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup is a conservation initiative of the Vancouver Aquarium and WWF-Canada. The Shoreline Cleanup encourages people across Canada to remove shoreline litter to help create healthy waters for everyone, including the wildlife and communities that depend on them.

The California Coastal Commission organizes one of the largest cleanups in the USA, called California Coastal Cleanup Day. California Coastal Cleanup Day is held the same time as the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup and International Coastal Cleanup.

At least 120 countries world wide participating in this program, including: Australia, USA, Mexico, Singapore, Fiji, Kuwait, Peru, China, Jamaica, Barbados, France and the United Kingdom.

Ocean Conservancy: http://www.oceanconservancy.org/our-work/international-coastal-cleanup/clean-up-locations.html

Where is International Coastal Cleanup Day?
Worldwide

Software Freedom Day
September 20, 2014 in the World

Software Freedom Day takes place on September 20, 2014. Software Freedom Day (SFD) is an annual worldwide celebration of Free Software. SFD is a public education effort with the aim of increasing awareness of Free Software and its virtues, and encouraging its use. Software Freedom Day was established in 2004 and was first observed on 28 August of that year. About 12 teams participated in the first Software Freedom Day.

Since that time it has grown in popularity and while organisers anticipated more than 1,000 teams in 2010 the event has stalled at around 400+ locations over the past two years, representing a 30% decrease over 2009. Since 2006 Software Freedom Day has been held on the third Saturday of September.

Software Freedom Day site: http://softwarefreedomday.org/

Where is Software Freedom Day?
Worldwide

Youth Day in Thailand
September 20, 2014 in Thailand

Youth Day in Thailand is observed on September 20, 2014. National Youth Day commemorates the birth dates of Kings Chulalongkorn and Ananda Mahidol. Thailand celebrates Youth Day on this date because of the many births in the month of September.

Where is Youth Day in Thailand?
Nationwide Thailand

National Punch Day
September 20, 2014 in the USA

National Punch Day is observed on September 20, 2014. Punch is the term for a wide assortment of drinks, both non-alcoholic and alcoholic, generally containing fruit or fruit juice. The drink was introduced to England by India in the early seventeenth century; from there its use spread to other countries. Punch is typically served at parties in large, wide bowls, known as punch bowls. The word punch is a loanword from Hindi panch (meaning five) and the drink was originally made with five ingredients: alcohol, sugar, lemon, water, and tea or spices.

Where is National Punch Day?
Nationwide USA

Historical Events on 20th September:

451 – Roman General Flavius Aetius defeats Attila the Hun at The Battle of the Catalaunian Plainsat (Chalons-sur-Marne) halting Hun invasion of Roman Gaul

622 – Prophet Mohammed/Abu Bakr arrives in Jathrib (Medina)

1519 – Ferdinand Magellan starts 1st successful circumnavigation of the world

1596 – Diego de Montemayor founded the city of Monterrey in New Spain.

1664 – Maryland passes 1st anti-amalgamation law to stop intermarriage of English women & black men

1777 – Battle of Paoli; British forces under Major General Charles Grey attacked Brigadier General Anthony Wayne’s encampment. Claims that the British gave no quarter led to the engagement becoming known (from an American perspective) as the “Paoli Massacre.”

1814 – “Star Spangled Banner” published as a song, lyrics by Francis Scott Key, tune by John Stafford Smith

1835 – Farroupilha’s Revolution begins in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.

1859 – George Simpson patents electric range

1884 – 6.2 mile Arlberg railroad tunnel completed in Austria

1909 – The British Parliament passes the South Africa Act; it calls for union of Cape Colony, Natal, Orange River Colony, and Transvaal; and both English and Dutch as official languages

1932 – Gandhi begins hunger strike against treatment of untouchables

1945 – German rocket engineers begin work in US

1951 – Swiss males votes against female suffrage

1967 – Benin separates from Nigeria

1976 – Playboy releases Jimmy Carter’s interview that he lusts for women

1985 – Walt Disney World’s 200-millionth guest

1990 – Both Germanys ratify reunification

1990 – South Ossetia declares its independence from Georgia.