Historical Events on 23rd September

Events 1 - 179 of 179

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
US Defector General Benedict ArnoldUS Defector General Benedict Arnold 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
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jack DempseyHeavyweight Boxing Champion Jack Dempsey 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
British Prime Minister Neville ChamberlainBritish Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain 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.
Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf HitlerDictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler 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
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Rocky MarcianoHeavyweight Boxing Champion Rocky Marciano 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
Singer-songwriter Buddy HollySinger-songwriter Buddy Holly 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
MLB shortstop Ernie BanksMLB shortstop Ernie Banks 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
1971 - John Vermeer's painting "The Liefdesbrief" stolen
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
LPGA Golfer Kathy WhitworthLPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth 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
Actress Jane FondaActress Jane Fonda 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
Reggae Musician Bob MarleyReggae Musician Bob Marley 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
MLB Player and Manager Sparky AndersonMLB Player and Manager Sparky Anderson 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
LPGA Golfer Nancy LopezLPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez 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)
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)
Country Music Singer and Songwriter Garth BrooksCountry Music Singer and Songwriter Garth Brooks 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
Actress Claire DanesActress Claire Danes 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

<< 22nd September

— Historical Events on this Day —

24th September >>


Search Historical Events in History

Day  Month  Year  Type

Keyword(s)