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September 20, 1993

THIS DATE IN HISTORY: SEPT. 20

In 1519, Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan set out from Spain on a voyage to find a western passage to the Spice Islands in Indonesia. Magellan was killed en route, but one of his ships eventually circumnavigated the world.

In 1881, Chester A. Arthur was sworn in as the 21st president of the United States, succeeding the assassinated James A. Garfield.

In 1947, former New York Mayor Fiorello La Guardia died.

In 1963, in a speech to the U.N. General Assembly, President John F. Kennedy proposed a joint U.S.-Soviet expedition to the moon.

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