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 - Hawke-Olympic collision
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1911: White Star Line's RMS Olympic ocean liner collides with the British warship HMS Hawke off the Isle of Wight. The collision tore two large holes in the Olympic's hull while the Hawke suffered severe damage to her bow and nearly capsized. The Olympic was able to return to Southampton, England, under her own power, and nobody was seriously injured or killed.

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