On This Day in History for September 23 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 124 of 124

  • 1982 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1983 Argentine military regime gives amnesty to military and political assassins
  • 1983 Columbia moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating in preparation of STS-9
  • 1986 Astro Jim Deshaies strikes out 1st 8 Dodger of game (ends with 10)
  • 1986 Congress selects the rose as US national flower
  • 1987 Nigerian President Ibrahim Babangida creates two states: Akwa Ibom and Katisna
  • 1988 Fiji's new constitution is proposed
  • 1988 Premiere of director Paul Schrader's crime biopic "Patty Hearst"
  • 1990 Saddam says he will destroy Israel
  • 1992 Bradlees announces it will take over Alexander's department stores in NYC
  • 1992 Jackson Browne reportedly beats girlfriend Daryl Hannah
  • 1992 Mud storm kills 30 in South France
  • 1993 Paul Chu group reports super conduction at -123°C (record high)
  • 1996 Howard Stern radio show premieres in Wilkes-Barre PA (WZMT 97.9 FM) and in West Palm Beach FL (WCLB 95.5 FM)
  • 1999 NASA announces that it has lost contact with the Mars Climate Orbiter.
  • 1999 Qantas Flight 1 overruns the runway in Bangkok during a storm. While some passengers only received minor injuries, it is still the worst crash in Qantas's history to date.
  • 2002 The first public version of the web browser Mozilla Firefox ("Phoenix 0.1") is released
  • 2004 At least 1,070 in Haiti reported killed by floods due to Hurricane Jeanne
  • 2005 FBI killing of Filiberto Ojeda on Plan Bonito Hormigueros, Puerto Rico.
  • 2012 Iran blocks the use of Google as a search engine
  • 2012 20 Iranian US Visas are denied, including diplomats and two ministers, ahead of the UN general assembly meeting in New York
  • 2012 Scientists discover four genetically distinct types of breast cancer
  • 2013 25 people are killed after Typhoon Usagi passes Hong Kong and China
  • 2017 Women are allowed in King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh for the first time during Saudi Arabia's 87th anniversary celebrations

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