The Hindu was first published, the Cannes Film Festival debuted and more

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On September 20, 1878, The Hindu was first published as a weekly. The English-language newspaper became a daily in 1889. On the same day in 1946, after being delayed due to World War II, the Cannes film festival (Festival de Cannes) was first held to recognize the artistic achievement. The festival has become a major event in the world of cinema to provide a meeting place for those interested in the art and influence of cinema. Here are some other historic events that make September 20 a special day in world history.

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1946 | After being delayed due to World War II, the Cannes film festival (Festival de Cannes) was first held to recognize artistic achievement. (Image: Shutterstock)

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1967 | The British liner Queen Elizabeth II (later retired and converted into a hotel) was launched at Clydebank in Scotland. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

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1970 | The Soviet Luna 16 spacecraft landed on the Moon’s Mare Fecunditatis to drill a core. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

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2001 | After the September 11 attacks, US President George W. Bush declared a “war on terrorism” in a speech to a joint session of Congress and US citizens. (Image: Shutterstock)

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2013 | Popular video game Grand Theft Auto (GTA) has become the fastest entertainment product to reach $1 billion in sales. (Image: Shutterstock)

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2015 | President Ram Baran Yadav promulgated Nepal’s new constitution in the capital Kathmandu. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

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2018 | Many European leaders, including Donald Tusk and Emmanuel Macron, criticized the Brexit plan during a summit in Austria. (Image: Shutterstock)

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2021 | Pfizer announced that it has developed a safe COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11 with a 1/3 strength dose. (Image: Shutterstock)

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