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1946 : First Cannes Film Festival

On September 20, 1946 the first Cannes Film Festival opened. The first Palme d'Or was awarded to the film's Pastoral Symphony of Jean Delannoy. The Best Actress was awarded to Michele Morgan who played Gertrude in this adaptation of a novel by André Gide.

1979 : Coup d'Etat to overthrow Bokassa

On September 20, 1979, French secret services and special forces launched Operation Barracuda to overthrow Emperor Bokassa in Central Africa and to restore former President David Dacko.
The French, who had supported John Bédel Bokassa early in his regime had changed their policy when Bokassa became emperor with the money from French and international aid, and that it seemed clear that the dictator had becom insane. After the massacres of civilians and especially children, France decided to intervene and Bokassa fled the country, first to the Ivory Coast, before being allowed to come and live in France.

2002 : Avalanche of ice on a Russian village

September 20, 2002, with the abnormal warming of temperatures, an enormous block of ice broke and went down the slope up to 160 km/h and burried the village of Karmadon, North Ossetia. Over 100 people were killed and it took months to clear the village.

2008 : Attack on the Marriott Hotel in Islamabad

On September 20, 2008, a truck filled with explosives exploded at the entrance of the Marriott Hotel in Islamabad, Pakistan. Part of the hotel was destroyed and nearby buildings were damaged. 55 people were killed and over 260 injured.

Citazione del giorno : 20 Settembre

André Gide
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Jean-Jacques Dessalines, Imperatore di Haiti (1758)
Ernesto Teodoro Moneta, Giornalista pacifista italiano, Nobel per la Pace (1833)
Chulalongkorn, Sovrano del Siam (1853)
Maurice Gamelin, Generale francese (1872)
Kenneth More, Attore inglese (1914)
Fernando Rey, Attore spagnolo (1917)
Jay Ward, Creatore americano di cartoni animati (1920)
William Kapell, Pianista americano (1922)
Sophia Loren, Attrice italiana (1934)
Keith Roberts, Scrittore inglese (1935)
Patrick Poivre d'Arvor, Giornalista francese (1947)
Mahesh Bhatt, Regista indiano (1948)
Sabine Azéma, Attrice francese (1949)
Gary Cole, Attore americano (1956)
Cyril Neveu, Moto pilota francese (1956)
Michael Hurst, Attore della Nuova Zelanda (1957)
Maggie Cheung, Attrice di Hong Kong (1964)
Todd Blackadder, Rugby player di Nuova Zelanda (1971)
Asia Argento, Attrice italiana (1975)
Vladimir Karpets, Ciclista russo (1980)
Brian Joubert, Pattinatore francese (1984)
Sammi Hanratty, Attrice americana (1995)

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Lodovico Agostini, Compositore italiano (1590)
Nicolas Desmarest, Geologo francese (1815)
Jacob Grimm, Mitologo tedesco (1863)
Pablo de Sarasate, Violinista e compositore spagnolo (1908)
Raimu, Attore francese (1946)
Fiorello La Guardia, Uomo politico americano (1947)
Jean Sibelius, Compositore francese (1957)
Saint-John Perse, Diplomatico e poeta francese, premio Nobel per la letteratura (1975)
Gherman Titov, Cosmonauta russo (2000)
Simon Wiesenthal, Cacciatore di nazisti austrico (2005)
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