On This Day

What Happened on September 23

Important Events

  • 1122 Concordat of Worms agreed between Pope Calixtus II and Holy Roman Emperor Henry V
  • 1821 Fall of Tripolitsa, Greek forces massacre 30,000 Turks during Greek War of Independence
  • 1862 Otto von Bismarck appointed Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Prussia by King Wilhelm I
  • 1884 American Herman Hollerith patents his mechanical tabulating machine, the beginning of data processing
  • 1889 Nintendo Koppai (Later Nintendo Company, Limited) founded by Fusajiro Yamauchi to produce and market the playing card game Hanafuda
  • 1957 President Dwight D. Eisenhower orders US troops to support integration of nine black students at Little Rock Central High School in Arkansas
  • 2018 Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi launches "Modicare", free heathcare for 500 million, world's biggest healthcare program
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  • 1845 1st baseball team, NY Knickerbockers organize, adopt rule code

Do you know this fact about today?Did You Know?

The first public version of the web browser Mozilla Firefox ("Phoenix 0.1") is released

On September 23, 2002

Would you believe this fact about today?Would You Believe?

Time capsule, to be opened in 6939, buried at World's Fair in NYC (capsule contained a woman's hat, man's pipe & 1,100' of microfilm)

On September 23, 1938

Famous Weddings

  • 1666 Princess Maria of Orange-Nassau marries Mauritius earl of Simmeren
  • 1862 Russian novelist and author of "War and Peace" Leo Tolstoy (34) marries Sophia Andreevna Behrs (18) daughter of a physician
  • 1933 Gangster Sam Giancana (25) weds Angeline De Tolve

Famous Divorces

  • 1915 Film producer Samuel Goldwyn (33) divorces first wife Blanche Lasky after 5 years of marriage
  • 2011 Actress Lisa Linde (39) divorces "Xmen" actor James Marsden (38) due to irreconcilable differences after 11 years of marriage
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