September 20 in history: First Cannes Film Festival, Rome incorporated into Italy & more

From end of "don't ask, don't tell" policy in US military to hurricane Maria, here's what happened on this day in the past

1850

Rome is incorporated into Italy

(Photograph:WION)

1946

First Cannes Film Festival opens

(Photograph:WION)

1990

East and West Germany ratify re-unification

(Photograph:WION)

2011

US military's policy of "don't ask, don't tell" ends officially

(Photograph:WION)

2017

Hurricane Maria strikes Puerto Rico killing nearly 3,000

(Photograph:WION)

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