Today in History

Events on Sep 20

1974
First visit to the People's Republic of China by First Lady Imelda Marcos as special representative of President Marcos
First visit to the People's Republic of China by First Lady Imelda Marcos as special representative of President Marcos

1973
Billie Jean Defeats Bobby Riggs in a Inter-Gender Tennis Match
In three straight sets, female champ Billie Jean King defeats Bobby Riggs in a male-against-female televised tennis match.

1963
JFK Proposes a US-Soviet Moon Expedition
In a speech to the U.N. General Assembly, President Kennedy proposes a joint U.S.-Soviet expedition to the moon.

1855
The Port of Zamboanga is created by royal order.
The Port of Zamboanga is created by royal order.

1763
Death of Gabriela Silang
Josefa Gabriela Silang, wife of revolutionary Diego Silang, is executed.