This day in history, September 20 - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

This day in history, September 20

Each of these events occurred on the same day of the month, September 20.

1863: The Battle of Chickamauga ends in Georgia with a Confederate victory, the South's only significant win in the Civil War's Western Theater. 

1881: Vice-President Chester A. Arthur is sworn in as the nation's 21st president, following the assassination of James Garfield. 

1960: TV journalist Deborah Roberts is born in Perry, Georgia.

1968: Baseball Hall of Famer Mickey Mantle hits his 536th and final career homer off Boston's Jim Lonborg. 

1973: Tennis great Billie Jean King wins the "Battle of the Sexes" beating Bobby Riggs in straight sets at the Astrodome in Houston. 

1973: Singer-songwriter Jim Croce and five others are killed in a plane crash following a concert in Natchitoches, Louisiana.

1984: Singer-songwriter and guitarist Steve Goodman dies in Seattle, Washington at age 36. He is co-writer of the David Allen Coe hit, You Never Even Called Me by My Name.

2001: President George W. Bush addresses a joint session of Congress and declares a "War on Terror."

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