On this day: September 20

POSTED: 9:42 PM PDT September 19, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT September 19, 2013 

Magellan sets sail, the first American-made, gas-powered car goes for a spin, Cal Ripken sits for the first time in 16 years, and the U.S. ends "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," all on this day.

OTD September 20 - Ferdinand Magellan
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1519: Ferdinand Magellan sets sail from Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Spain, with about 270 men on his expedition to circumnavigate the globe. Although one of his five ships would eventually complete the journey nearly three years later, Magellan would be killed during the Battle of Mactan in the Philippines on April 27, 1521.

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