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Notable Historical Events on September 23rd

1979Jane Fonda & 200,000 attend anti-nuke rally in Battery Park, NYC

1984Sparky Anderson is 1st manager to win 100 games in both leagues

1957"That'll Be Day" by Buddy Holly & Crickets reaches #1

1980Bob Marley's last concert at Stanley Theatre Pittsburgh

1938British premier Neville Chamberlain flies to Munich

1990Nancy Lopez wins MBS LPGA Golf Classic

1984SF 49er Joe Montana misses his 1st start in 49 games

1961Ernie Banks ends 717 consecutive-games-played streak

1952Rocky Marciano KOs Jersey Joe Walcott in 13 for heavyweight boxing title

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

199832nd Country Music Association Award: Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood & George Strait wins

1926Gene Tunney beats Jack Dempsey in 10 for heavyweight boxing title

1973Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Portland Ladies Golf Open

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

1952Richard Nixon makes his "Checker's" speech

201264th Emmy Awards: Homeland, Modern Family, Damian Lewis & Claire Danes win

September 23rd Historical Events
Date Event
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, the first major battle of the English Wars of the Roses. 
1513
King Henry III & Emperor Maximilian conquer Doornik 
1561
King Philip II of Spain forbids Spanish settlements in Florida 
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 
1780
British Major John Andre reveals Benedict Arnold's plot to betray West Point 
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, Greece, massacre of 30.000 Turks. 
1830
Dutch troops occupy Brussels 
1835
HMS Beagle sails to Charles Island in Galapagos archipelago 
1845
1st baseball team, NY Knickerbockers organize, adopt rule code 
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 
1864
Battle of Athens VA 
1868
Grito de Lares proclaims Puerto Rico's independence (crushed by Spain) 
1873
Tom Allen beats Mike McCale for Heavyweight Boxing title 
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. 
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
Giant Fred (Bonehead) Merkle fails to touch 2nd, causes 3rd out in 9th & disallows winning run (game ends tied, Cubs win replay & pennant) 
1908
University of Alberta opens 
1911
Earl Ovington becomes 1st air mail pilot 
1912
1st Mack Sennett "Keystone Comedy" movie released 
1912
Mack Sennet presents 1st Keystone Cops film (Cohen Collects a Debt) 
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 
1914
Reds drop their 19th straight game, then beat Boston Braves 
1920
Alexander Millerand elected president of France 
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 
1925
Washington shortstop Roger Peckinpaugh is named AL MVP 
1926
Gene Tunney beats Jack Dempsey in 10 for heavyweight boxing title 
1932
Kingdom of Hejaz & Nejd merge into Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 
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 
1937
Yankees lose 9-5 but clinch pennant when Red Sox beat Detroit 
1938
British premier Neville Chamberlain flies to Munich 
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) 
1939
Cookie Lavagetto goes 6 for 6-Dodgers get 27 hits & beat Phillies 22-4 
1940
-27] French/British assault on French fleet in Dakar, flees 
1940
Dutch nazi collaborator Mussert's 1st meeting with Hitler 
1941
General de Gaulle forms government in exile in London 
1941
German air raid on Russian naval base at Kronstadt (battleship Marat sinks) 
1941
The first gas murder experiments are conducted at Auschwitz. concentration camp 
1942
Russian counter offensive at Stalingrad 
1942
Transport nr 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 
1948
Braves clinch NL pennant 
1949
Indian owner Bill Veeck holds funeral services to bury 1948 pennant 
1949
US President Harry Truman announces evidence of USSR's 1st nuclear device detonation 
1950
Patty Berg wins LPGA Sunset Hills Golf Open 
1950
Phila 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 
1952
1st closed circuit pay-TV telecast of a sports event 
1952
Dodgers clinch NL pennant 
1952
Richard Nixon makes his "Checker's" speech 
1952
Rocky Marciano KOs Jersey Joe Walcott in 13 for heavyweight boxing title 
1953
KHQA TV channel 7 in Hannibal-Quincy, MO (CBS) begins broadcasting 
1955
Pakistan signs Pact of Baghdad 
1955
Yanks clinch pennant by beating Red Sox, 3-2 
1957
"That'll Be Day" by Buddy Holly & Crickets reaches #1 
1957
Milwaukee Braves clinch NL pennant by beating Cards 4-2 
1957
WTIC TV channel 61 in Hartford, CT (CBS/FOX) begins broadcasting 
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
1959 The M/S Princess of Tasmania Australia's first passenger RO/RO diesel ferry makes maiden voyage across Bass Strait. 
1961
1st movie to become a TV series-How to Marry a Millionaire 
1961
Ernie Banks ends 717 consecutive-games-played streak 
1962
ABC's 1st color TV series - The Jetsons 
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
Mary Lena Faulk wins LPGA Visalia Golf Open 
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 
1963
WMEB TV channel 12 in Orono, ME (PBS) begins broadcasting 
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 
1968
WKAS TV channel 25 in Ashland, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting 
1968
WKGB TV channel 53 in Bowling Green, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting 
1968
WKLE TV channel 46 in Lexington, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting 
1968
WKMA TV channel 35 in Madisonville, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting 
1968
WKMR TV channel 38 in Morehead, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting 
1968
WKON TV channel 52 in Owenton, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting 
1968
WKSO TV channel 29 in Somerset, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting 
1968
WKZT TV channel 23 in Elizabethtown, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting 
1969
1st broadcast of "Marcus Welby MD" on ABC-TV 
1969
Northern Star and Illinois Univ newspaper start rumors that Paul McCartney is dead 
1970
Abdul Razak bin Hussain becomes premier of Malaysia 
1970
Gary Muhrcke wins 1st NY Marathon 
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 
1972
Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos declares martial law 
1972
President Marcos ends emergency crisis in Philippines 
1973
Former Argentine President Juan Peron returns to power 
1973
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Portland Ladies Golf Open 
1973
Largest known prime, 2 ^ 132,049-1, is discovered 
1974
"Gypsy" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 120 performances 
1974
BBC Ceefax begins 1st teletext service 
1976
Ford-Carter TV debate 
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 
1978
100,000 cheering Egyptians welcome Sadat home from Camp David summit 
1979
Jane Fonda & 200,000 attend anti-nuke rally in Battery Park, NYC 
1979
Sandra Post wins LPGA ERA Real Estate Golf Classic 
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 
1980
Bob Marley's last concert at Stanley Theatre Pittsburgh 
1982
"Doll's Life" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 5 performances 
1982
Amin Gemayel sworn in as president of Lebanon 
1982
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
1983
Argentina milt regime gives amnesty to military/political assassins 
1983
Columbia moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating in preparation of STS-9 
1983
Gerrie Coetzee KOs Michael Dokes in 10 for heavyweight boxing title 
1983
Heavyweight Gerrie Coetzee KOs Michael Dokes in Ohio 
1983
Phillies Steve Carlton is 16th to wins 300 game (beating Cards) 
1984
36th Emmy Awards: Hill St Blue, Cheers, John Ritter & Tyne Daly win 
1984
Amy Alcott wins LPGA San Jose Golf Classic 
1984
SF 49er Joe Montana misses his 1st start in 49 games 
1984
Sparky Anderson is 1st manager to win 100 games in both leagues 
1986
Astro Jim Deshaies strikes out 1st 8 Dodger of game (ends with 10) 
1986
Congress selects the rose as US national flower 
1988
Fiji's new constitution is proposed 
1988
Jose Canseco is baseball's 1st to steal 40 bases & hit 40 HRs 
1988
Rosa Mota wins 2nd female olympic marathon (2:25:39) 
1989
Blue Jays bat out of order against Brewers in 6th inning 
1990
Nancy Lopez wins MBS LPGA Golf Classic 
1990
PBS begins an 11 hour miniseries on Civil War 
1990
Saddam says he will destroy Israel 
1992
Bill Comrie purchases BC Lions from CFL 
1992
Bradlees announces it will take over Alexander's dept stores in NYC 
1992
Jackson Browne reportedly beats girlfriend Daryl Hannah 
1992
Mud storm kills 30 in South France 
1992
1st female to play in a NHL exhibition game (Manon Rheaume, goalie) for Tampa Bay Lightning - gives up 2 goals on 9 attempts in 1 period 
1993
"Les Miserables" opens at Playhouse, Edinburgh 
1993
Paul Chu group reports super conduction at -123°C (record high) 
1994
"The Shawshank Redemption", starring Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman, is released 
1996
Howard Stern radio show premieres in Wilkes-Barre PA (WZMT 97.9 FM) 
1996
Howard Stern radio show premieres in West Palm Beach FL (WCLB 95.5 FM) 
1997
Seattle Mariners break record for most HRs in a year (258) 
1998
32nd Country Music Association Award: Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood & George Strait wins 
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 
2012
64th Emmy Awards: Homeland, Modern Family, Damian Lewis & Claire Danes win 
2013
25 people are killed after Typhoon Usagi passes Hong Kong and China 
2014
Grammy Award winning rapper Eve (35) weds entrepreneur Maximillion Cooper at Cala Jondal Beach in Ibiza, Spain 
2016
US, Russia fail to agree on how to revive Syria ceasefire 
2016
Clinton proposes 65 percent tax on US billionaire estates 
2016
Syrian army announces start of a new major offensive in Aleppo 
2016
Uber testing self-driving cars in San Francisco 
2016
US confirms IS used chemical rocket in attack on troops in Iraq 
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