Historical Events on September 23 (Part 2)

Summit of Interest

2019 Climate activist Greta Thunberg scolds world leaders "How Dare You" for not addressing climate change at the UN Climate Action Summit in New York

  • 2019 Haitian Senator Jean-Marie Ralph Féthière opens fire hitting a journalist leaving parliament in Port-au-Prince
  • 2019 Renewed violence in West Papua region, Indonesia, leaves 27 dead in capital Wamena after protesters set fire to buildings over racism claims
  • 2019 US police officer fired after arresting two six-year-olds at a school on charges of misdemeanour battery in Florida

Election of Interest

2020 Alexander Lukashenko sworn in for sixth term as President of Belarus in a secret ceremony, amid continued widespread protests against his re-election

Historic Event

2020 Kentucky grand jury indicts only one of three officers for wanton engagement for shooting unarmed Breonna Taylor in Louisville

Election of Interest

2020 President Donald Trump refuses to commit to a peaceful transfer of power after the US November election at a White House press conference

Historic Event

2021 Biden administration and EPA introduce first regulation against greenhouse gases, reduction of hydrofluorocarbons by 85% in 15 years

  • 2021 Fossilized footprints 23,000-21,000 years old from White Sands, New Mexico indicate settlement by humans of North and South America earlier than previous thought [1]

Historic Event

2022 British PM Liz Truss and Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng release "the mini-budget that broke Britain" containing largest tax cuts. Leads to an economic crisis and the downfall of both.

  • 2022 Russia holds sham referendums in four partly occupied Ukrainian regions with some Ukrainian citizens voters forced to vote at gunpoint

Baseball Record

2022 St. Louis Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols hits 2 home runs with 5 RBI in 11-0 win over Dodgers in LA; becomes fourth player in MLB history to hit 700 career HRs

Sports History

2022 Tennis great Roger Federer plays his final professional match during Laver Cup in London; teams with friend and rival Rafael Nadal but loses 6–4, 6–7 [9–11] to Americans Jack Sock and Frances Tiafoe

Music History

2022 US President Joe Biden awards British singer Elton John with National Humanities Medal