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 - Jim Croce
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1973: Singer-songwriter Jim Croce, known for such songs as "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown" and "Time in a Bottle," is killed in a plane crash in Natchitoches, Louisiana, along with five others while on his way to Sherman, Texas, for a concert. Croce was 30.

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