Events in History on September 23

  • 951 Otto I the Great becomes king of Italy
  • 1122 Concordat of Worms agreed between Pope Calixtus II and Holy Roman Emperor Henry V
  • 1408 Battle of Othée; victory of John the Fearless, duke of Burgundy over Liège.
  • 1459 Battle of Blore Heath in Staffordshire, 1st major battle of the English Wars of the Roses
  • 1513 King Henry III & Emperor Maximilian conquer Doornik

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1561 King Philip II of Spain forbids Spanish settlements in Florida

King of Spain Philip II
King of Spain
Philip II
  • 1642 Harvard College in Cambridge, Mass, 1st commencement
  • 1739 Russia & Turkey sign Peace of Belgrade
  • 1746 Jacob Gilles appointed Dutch pension advisor
  • 1779 John Paul Jones' "Bon Homme Richard" defeats HMS Serepis

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1780 British Major John Andre reveals Benedict Arnold's plot to betray West Point

US Defector General Benedict Arnold
US Defector General
Benedict Arnold
  • 1795 Conseil of the Cinq-Cents (Council of 500), forms in Paris
  • 1803 Battle of Assaye: British-Indian forces beat Maratha Army
  • 1806 Lewis & Clark return to St Louis from Pacific Northwest
  • 1818 Border demarcation markers for Moresnet formally installed.
  • 1821 Fall of Tripolitsa, Greek forces massacre 30,000 Turks during Greek War of Independence
  • 1830 Dutch troops occupy Brussels
  • 1835 HMS Beagle sails to Charles Island in Galapagos archipelago
  • 1845 Hunger strike in Hague
  • 1846 Johann Gottfried Galle & Heinrich d'Arrest find Neptune
  • 1857 Russian warship Leffort disappears in a storm in the Gulf of Finland; 826 die
  • 1862 Lincoln's Emancipation is published in Northern Newspapers
  • 1863 Confederate siege of Chattanooga begins
  • 1868 Grito de Lares proclaims Puerto Rico's independence (crushed by Spain)
  • 1876 Ottawa Rough Riders play their 1st game
  • 1877 Hurricane strikes Curacao & Bonaire kills 200
  • 1879 Baldwin steam motors tram 1st tried in Sydney Australia
  • 1879 Richard Rhodes invented a hearing aid called the Audiophone
  • 1880 Jules Ferry forms French government
  • 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.
  • 1890 Ed Cartwright bats in 7 RBIs in 1 inning
  • 1895 French labor union CGT (Confederation Generale du Travail) forms
  • 1897 1st frontier days rodeo celebration (Cheyene Wyoming)
  • 1904 Francis Younghusbands leaves Lhasa, Tibet
  • 1905 Mbunga-siege of Fort Mahenge German East-Africa broken
  • 1907 Proclamation sets fineness & weight of silver & bronze coins of Canada
  • 1908 University of Alberta opens
  • 1911 Earl Ovington becomes 1st air mail pilot
  • 1913 Roland Garros is 1st to fly over Mediterranean Sea
  • 1913 Serbian troops march into Albania
  • 1913 Women protests take place in the Free State, South Africa, led by Charlotte Maxeke, resisting government attempts to impose passes on women; passes are burnt in front of the municipal offices
  • 1920 Alexander Millerand elected president of France
  • 1920 Despite Japanese protests, China withdraws recognition of Tsarists representatives in China
  • 1922 Berthold Brecht's "Drum in the Night" premieres in Germany
  • 1922 Gdynia Seaport Construction Act passed by the Polish parliament.
  • 1923 80,000 demonstrate in Amsterdam against Fleet law
  • 1925 George Kaufman's "Butter & Egg Man" premieres in NYC

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1932 Abdulaziz Ibn Saud merges the Kingdom of Nejd and Hejaz into the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Founder of Saudi Arabia Ibn Saud
Founder of Saudi Arabia
Ibn Saud
  • 1933 Yanks commit 7 errors in 1 game but beat Boston 16-12
  • 1936 Giants Carl Hubbell notches his 16th en route to 24 consecutive wins

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1938 British premier Neville Chamberlain flies to Munich

British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain
British Prime Minister
Neville Chamberlain
  • 1938 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)
  • 1940 -27] French/British assault on French fleet in Dakar, flees

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1940 Dutch nazi collaborator Mussert's 1st meeting with Hitler

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1941 General de Gaulle forms government in exile in London
  • 1941 German air raid on Soviet naval base at Kronstadt (battleship Marat sinks)
  • 1941 The first gas murder experiments are conducted at Auschwitz. concentration camp
  • 1942 Soviet counter offensive at Stalingrad
  • 1942 Transport #36 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
  • 1942 The 'Manhattan Project' commences, under the direction of US General Leslie Groves: its aim - to deliver an atomic bomb
  • 1944 Proclamation No. 30 was issued, declaring the existence of a state of war between the Philippines and the United States and the United Kingdom
  • 1949 Indian owner Bill Veeck holds funeral services to bury 1948 pennant

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1949 US President Harry Truman announces evidence of USSR's 1st nuclear device detonation

33rd US President Harry Truman
33rd US President
Harry Truman

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1950 Nobel peace prize awarded to Ralph Bunche for mediation in Israel - 1st African American winner

Diplomat and Nobel Laureate Ralph Bunche
Diplomat and Nobel Laureate
Ralph Bunche
  • 1950 Philadelphia A's Joe Astroth is 4th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (6th)
  • 1950 US Air Force Mustangs accidentally bomb British on Hill 282 Korea, 17 killed

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1952 Richard Nixon makes his "Checker's" speech

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • 1955 Pakistan signs Pact of Baghdad
  • 1957 White mob forces 9 black students who had entered a Little Rock high school in Arkansas to withdraw
  • 1958 Great Britain performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
  • 1958 Stravinsky's "Thieni" premieres in Venice
  • 1958 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1959 Australia's first passenger roll on/roll off diesel ferry, the MS Princess of Tasmania makes her maiden voyage across Bass Strait
  • 1962 LA Dodger Maury Wills steals record setting #97 on his way to 104
  • 1962 Martin Walser's "Esche und Angora" premieres in Berlin
  • 1962 NY's Philharmonic Hall (since renamed Avery Fisher Hall) opens as 1st unit of Lincoln Center for Performing Arts
  • 1963 Georgette Ciselet is 1st woman on Belgian Council of State
  • 1964 "Fiddler on the Roof" with Zero Mostel premieres in NYC
  • 1967 Greek Colonels' regime frees ex-premier Georgios Papandreou
  • 1967 Radio Malta stops testing
  • 1969 Northern Star and Illinois Univ newspaper start rumors that Paul McCartney is dead
  • 1970 Abdul Razak bin Hussain becomes premier of Malaysia
  • 1970 Chief Constable of the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) Arthur Young announces his resignation
  • 1971 John Vermeer's painting "The Liefdesbrief" stolen
  • 1971 2 members of the Official Irish Republican Army are killed in a premature bomb explosion

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1972 Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos announces state of emergency and declares martial law

10th President of the Philippines Ferdinand Marcos
10th President of the Philippines
Ferdinand Marcos

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1973 Argentine General Elections - former Argentine President Juan Perón returns to power

General and President of Argentina Juan Perón
General and President of Argentina
Juan Perón
  • 1973 Largest known prime, 2 ^ 132,049-1, is discovered

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1976 US televised presidential debate between Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter

39th US President Jimmy Carter
39th US President
Jimmy Carter
38th US President Gerald Ford
38th US President
Gerald Ford
  • 1976 South Africa decides to allow multi-racial teams to represent them
  • 1976 Soyuz 22 returns to Earth
  • 1977 3rd test of Space Shuttle Enterprise
  • 1977 Cheryl Ladd replaces Farrah Fawcett on Charlie's Angels
  • 1977 "I Just Fall in Love Again" single released by The Carpenters

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1978 100,000 cheering Egyptians welcome Anwar Sadat home from Camp David peace summit

President of Egypt and Nobel Laureate Anwar Sadat
President of Egypt and Nobel Laureate
Anwar Sadat
  • 1979 Somali constitution approved by president
  • 1979 St Louis legend Lou Brock steals 938th & final base of his career
  • 1980 Big Thunder Mountain Railroad opens
  • 1982 Amin Gemayel sworn in as President of Lebanon
  • 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