September 23rd Events

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September 23rd, 2005 (September 23 2005)EventFBI killing of Filiberto Ojeda on Plan Bonito Hormigueros, Puerto Rico.
September 23rd, 2004 (September 23 2004)EventAt least 1,070 in Haiti reported killed by floods due to Hurricane Jeanne
September 23rd, 2002 (September 23 2002)EventThe first public version of the web browser Mozilla Firefox ("Phoenix 0.1") is released.
September 23rd, 1999 (September 23 1999)EventNASA announces that it has lost contact with the Mars Climate Orbiter.
September 23rd, 1999 (September 23 1999)EventQantas 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.
September 23rd, 1988 (September 23 1988)EventJose Canseco of the Oakland Athletics becomes the first member of the 40-40 club.Jose Canseco Quotes
September 23rd, 1983 (September 23 1983)EventSaint Kitts and Nevis joins the United Nations.
September 23rd, 1983 (September 23 1983)EventGerrie Coetzee of South Africa becomes the first African boxing world heavyweight champion.
September 23rd, 1973 (September 23 1973)EventJuan Peron returns to power in Argentina.
September 23rd, 1972 (September 23 1972)EventPhilippine President Ferdinand Marcos announces over television and radio the implementation of martial law and signs General Order No. 1 which orders the arrest of opposition leaders, media censorship, banning travel to other countries except for diplomatic missions, abolishing the Philippine Congress, establishing dictatorial government, take-over or sequestering of public and private corporations and suspension of classes for one week in the Philippines. Martial Quotes
September 23rd, 1969 (September 23 1969)EventThe Chicago Eight trial opens in Chicago.
September 23rd, 1962 (September 23 1962)EventLincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City opens with the first building completed, Philharmonic Hall (now Avery Fisher Hall) home of the New York Philharmonic. ABC broadcasts in color for the first time, airing the initial episode of "The Jetsons."
September 23rd, 1952 (September 23 1952)EventRichard Nixon makes his "Checkers speech".
September 23rd, 1942 (September 23 1942)EventFirst day of the September Matanikau action on Guadalcanal as United States Marine Corps forces attack Imperial Japanese Army units along the Matanikau River.
September 23rd, 1941 (September 23 1941)EventThe first gas murder experiments are conducted at Auschwitz.
September 23rd, 1932 (September 23 1932)EventThe Kingdom of Hejaz and Nejd is renamed the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
September 23rd, 1922 (September 23 1922)EventGdynia Seaport Construction Act passed by the Polish parliament.
September 23rd, 1912 (September 23 1912)EventFirst Mack Sennett "Keystone Cops" comedy is released.
September 23rd, 1905 (September 23 1905)EventNorway and Sweden sign the "Karlstad treaty", peacefully dissolving the Union between the two countries.
September 23rd, 1889 (September 23 1889)EventNintendo Koppai (Later Nintendo Company, Limited) founded by Fusajiro Yamauchi to produce and market the playing card game Hanafuda.
September 23rd, 1884 (September 23 1884)EventHerman Hollerith patents his mechanical tabulating machine.
September 23rd, 1875 (September 23 1875)EventWilliam Bonney ("Billy the Kid") is arrested for the first time.
September 23rd, 1868 (September 23 1868)EventGrito de Lares (Lares Revolt) occurs in Puerto Rico against Spanish rule.
September 23rd, 1848 (September 23 1848)EventFirst commercial production of chewing gum by John Curtis on a stove at his home in Bangor, Maine in the United States and marketed as The State of Maine Pure Spruce Gum .John Home Quotes
September 23rd, 1846 (September 23 1846)EventDiscovery of Neptune by French astronomer Urbain Jean Joseph Le Verrier and British astronomer John Couch Adams; verified by German astronomer Johann Gottfried Galle.John Adams Quotes
September 23rd, 1845 (September 23 1845)EventThe Knickerbockers Baseball Club, the first baseball team to play under the modern rules, is founded in New York.
September 23rd, 1821 (September 23 1821)EventFall of Tripolitsa, Greece, massacre of 30.000 Turks.
September 23rd, 1818 (September 23 1818)EventBorder demarcation markers for Moresnet formally installed.
September 23rd, 1806 (September 23 1806)EventLewis and Clark return to St. Louis, after exploring the Pacific Northwest of the United States.
September 23rd, 1803 (September 23 1803)EventSecond Anglo-Maratha War: Battle of Assaye.
September 23rd, 1780 (September 23 1780)EventAmerican Revolution; British Major John Andre arrested as a spy by American soldiers exposing Benedict Arnold s treason.John Major Quotes
September 23rd, 1779 (September 23 1779)EventAmerican Revolution; squadron commanded by John Paul Jones in USS Bonhomme Richard wins the Battle of Flamborough Head, off the coast of England, against two British warships.Ron Paul Quotes
September 23rd, 1642 (September 23 1642)EventFirst commencement exercises occur at Harvard College.
September 23rd, 1529 (September 23 1529)EventThe Siege of Vienna begins as Suleiman I begins his attack on the city.
September 23rd, 1459 (September 23 1459)EventBattle of Blore Heath, the first major battle of the English Wars of the Roses, is fought at Blore Heath in Staffordshire.
September 23rd, 1122 (September 23 1122)EventConcordat of Worms.

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