Today in history - Sept. 20
Today is Wednesday, Sept. 20, the 263rd day of 2006. There are 102 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On Sept. 20, 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 circled the world.)
On this date:
In 1870, Italian troops took control of the Papal States, leading to the unification of Italy.