On this day: September 20

Published On: Sep 20 2012 12:42:08 AM EDT   Updated On: Sep 20 2015 02:00:00 AM EDT

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.

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2011: The United States ends its "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy, allowing gay men and women to serve openly in the military for the first time.


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