On This Day

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

Events in History

  • 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
  • 2018 Japan's space agency is the first to place two robotic explorers on an asteroid - Ryugu, from its Hayabusa-2 spacecraft
  • 2018 Mud volcano, the Otman-Bozdag, erupts 300m (980ft) high, near Baku, Azerbaijan

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2018 Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi launches "Modicare", free heathcare for 500 million, world's biggest healthcare program

15th Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi
15th Prime Minister of India
Narendra Modi
  • 2019 178 year old British travel company Thomas Cook goes into liquidation, stranding 600,000 travellers worldwide, prompting largest postwar repatriation effort by UK government

Conference meetingSummit 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

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

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