Berlin (dpa) - The current calendar sheet for September 20, 2019:

38th calendar week

263. day of the year

102 days left until the end of the year

Zodiac sign: Virgo

Nameday: Eustace, Giovanni, Warin

HISTORICAL DATA

2017 - Spanish police units occupy Catalan ministries and authorities in Barcelona. Millions of ballots for the planned independence referendum are confiscated. Tens of thousands demonstrate for days.

2004 - In the United Kingdom, the first railway line for high-speed trains is inaugurated. Between London and Manchester will operate trains at a speed of 200 kilometers per hour.

1999 - 2000 Soldiers of an international peacekeeping force land in East Timor to provide stability after the referendum in the crisis area.

1994 - In Munich, a busy bus crashes into a crater caused by construction work. Three people are killed, 36 are injured.

1974 - In Hamburg, the Köhlbrand Bridge is inaugurated, one of the longest steel cable bridges in Europe.

1954 - The America Memorial Library (AGB) in Berlin opens. It was a gift from the Americans to the Berliners and should be a symbol of freedom of education and expression.

1949 - Federal Chancellor Konrad Adenauer (CDU) introduces the first federal government in Bonn, a coalition of ministers from the CDU / CSU, the FDP and the German party.

1819 - The Carlsbad Resolutions are unanimously approved by the Federal Assembly in Frankfurt / Main. They serve to monitor and combat liberal and national tendencies in the German Confederation.

1519 - The fleet of Fernão de Magalhães (Magellan) leaves Spain for the first circumnavigation of the world. The expedition started 10 days earlier in Seville.

BIRTHDAYS

1951 - Javier Marías (68), Spanish writer ("My heart so white")

1934 - Sophia Loren (85), Italian actress (Oscar 1962 for «And yet they live»)

1929 - Hans von Borsody, German actor («Cliff Dexter detective»), d. 2013

1929 - Hermann Rappe (90), German trade unionist, chairman of the IG Chemie 1982-1995

1929 - Vittorio Taviani, Italian director («The Night of San Lorenzo»), collaborated with his brother Paolo, d. 2018

DEATH DAY

1999 - Raissa Gorbacheva, Soviet sociologist, wife of Mikhail Gorbachev, b. 1932

1999 - Willy Millowitsch, German folk actor, director of the Cologne Millowitsch Theater 1940-96, born. 1909