On this day: September 20

POSTED: 10:42 PM Sep 19 2012   UPDATED: 12:00 AM Sep 20 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 - Gandhi
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1932: Gandhi begins his hunger strike against the treatment of India's Dalit population, known as the "untouchables." The six-day strike would result in a public outcry that successfully forced the government to adopt an equitable arrangement for the untouchables.

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