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What happened on September 23
- September 23, 0918 "The German king Conrad I dies after a 7-year reign in which he has warred with the Danes, the Slavs, the Magyars, and the duke of Saxony"
- September 23, 1122 Concordat of Worms.
- September 23, 1459 "Battle of Blore Heath, the first major battle of the English Wars of the Roses, is fought at Blore Heath in Staffordshire."
- September 23, 1529 The Siege of Vienna begins as Suleiman I begins his attack on the city.
- September 23, 1642 First commencement exercises occur at Harvard College.
- September 23, 1779 "American 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."
- September 23, 1779 "American Revolution; USS Bonhomme Richard, commanded by John Paul Jones, wins a fight against the British ships of war HMS Serapis and HMS Countess of Scarborough off the coast of England."
- September 23, 1779 "John Paul Jones' ""Bon Homme Richard"" defeats 'HMS Serepis'"
- September 23, 1780 American Revolution; British Major John Andr arrested as a spy by American soldiers exposing Benedict Arnold's treason.
- September 23, 1780 "British MAJ John Andre was apprehended as a Spy, near Tarrytown, NY"
- September 23, 1803 Second Anglo-Maratha War: Battle of Assaye.
- September 23, 1803 "The Battle of Assaye ends in victory for British forces under Arthur Wellesley, 34, brother of India's governor-general Richard Colley, first marquis Wellesley"
- September 23, 1806 "Lewis and Clark return to St. Louis, after exploring the Pacific Northwest of the United States."
- September 23, 1818 Border demarcation markers for Moresnet formally installed.
- September 23, 1845 "First baseball team, NY Knickerbockers organize, adopt rule code"
- September 23, 1845 "The Knickerbockers Baseball Club, the first baseball team to play under the modern rules, is founded in New York."
- September 23, 1846 Discovery of Neptune by French astronomer Urbain Jean Joseph Le Verrier and British astronomer John Couch Adams; verified by German astronomer Johann Gottfried Galle.
- September 23, 1846 Johann Gottfried Galle and Heinrich d'Arrest find Neptune
- September 23, 1848 "First 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'."
- September 23, 1862 Lincoln's Emancipation is published in Northern Newspapers
- September 23, 1863 Confederate siege of Chattanooga begins
- September 23, 1868 Grito de Lares (Lares Revolt) occurs in Puerto Rico against Spanish rule.
- September 23, 1868 Grito de Lares proclaims Puerto Rico's independence (crushed by Spain)
- September 23, 1875 "William Bonney (""Billy the Kid"") is arrested for the first time."
- September 23, 1879 Baldwin steam motors tram first tried in Sydney Australia
- September 23, 1884 Herman Hollerith patents his mechanical tabulating machine.
- September 23, 1889 "Nintendo Koppai (Later Nintendo Company, Limited) founded by Fusajiro Yamauchi to produce and market the playing card game Hanafuda."
- September 23, 1897 First frontier days rodeo celebration (Cheyene Wyoming)
- September 23, 1905 "Norway and Sweden sign the ""Karlstad treaty"", peacefully dissolving the Union between the two countries."
- September 23, 1908 University of Alberta opens
- September 23, 1912 "First Mack Sennett ""Keystone Comedy"" is released."
- September 23, 1912 "First Mack Sennett ""Keystone Comedy"" movie released"
- September 23, 1912 The first ever silent 'Keystone Cops' film released
- September 23, 1912 The first ever silent 'Keystone Cops' film released
- September 23, 1922 Gdynia Seaport Construction Act passed by the Polish parliament.
- September 23, 1926 Gene Tunney defeats Jack Dempsey for world heavyweight boxing title
- September 23, 1932 Kingdom of Hejaz andNejd renamed Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
- September 23, 1932 The Kingdom of Hejaz and Nejd is renamed the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
- September 23, 1938 "Time capsule, to be opened in 6939, buried at World's Fair in NYC (capsule contained a woman's hat, man's pipe and 1,100' of microfilm)"
- September 23, 1941 First gassing experiments are made at Auschwitz.
- September 23, 1941 The first gas murder experiments are conducted at Auschwitz.
- September 23, 1942 First day of the September Matanikau action on Guadalcanal as United States Marine Corps forces attack Imperial Japanese Army units along the Matanikau River.
- September 23, 1942 "HMAS VOYAGER (RAN),lost in the East Indies, south coast of Timor ran aground, possibly bombed by Japanese aircraft (sources vary) and destroyed by own forces."
- September 23, 1949 Truman announces evidence of USSR's first nuclear device detonation
- September 23, 1952 First closed circuit pay-TV telecast of a sports event
- September 23, 1952 "Richard Nixon makes his ""Checker's"" speech"
- September 23, 1952 "Rocky Marciano knocked Jersey Joe Walcott out in the thirteenth round, becoming the new Heavyweight Champion."
- September 23, 1952 Rocky Marciano KOs heavyweight champ Jersey Joe Walcott in 13 for heavyweight boxing title
- September 23, 1959 e M/S Princess of Tasmania Australias first passenger RO/RO diesel ferry makes maiden voyage across Bass Strait.
- September 23, 1959 The M/S Princess of Tasmania Australia’s first passenger RO/RO diesel ferry makes maiden voyage across Bass Strait.
- September 23, 1961 First movie to become a TV series-How to Marry a Millionaire
- September 23, 1962 ABC's first color TV series-The Jetsons
- September 23, 1962 "Lincoln 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."
- September 23, 1962 The Jetsons aired for the first time.
- September 23, 1965 Number one hit on UK music charts - The Walker Brothers - Make It Easy On Yourself
- September 23, 1967 Radio Malta stops testing
- September 23, 1969 Northern Star starts rumor that Paul McCartney is dead
- September 23, 1969 The Chicago Eight trial opens in Chicago.
- September 23, 1973 Former Argentine President Juan Peron returns to power
- September 23, 1973 Juan Perón returns to power in Argentina.
- September 23, 1973 Juan Pern returns to power in Argentina.
- September 23, 1976 Ford-Carter TV debate
- September 23, 1976 Soyuz 22 returns to Earth
- September 23, 1977 3rd test of Space Shuttle Enterprise
- September 23, 1977 Cheryl Ladd replaces Farrah Fawcett on Charlie's Angels
- September 23, 1978 "100,000 cheering Egyptians welcome Sadat home from Camp David summit"
- September 23, 1978 Number one hit on UK music charts - 10 CC - Dreadlock Holiday
- September 23, 1979 "Jane Fonda and 200,000 attend anti-nuke rally in Battery Park, NYC"
- September 23, 1980 Big Thunder Mountain Railroad opens
- September 23, 1980 Bob Marley's last concert.
- September 23, 1980 "The premiere of Brian Friel's play Translations in Derry, Northern Ireland."
- September 23, 1983 Gerrie Coetzee of South Africa becomes the first African boxing world heavyweight champion.
- September 23, 1988 Jose Canseco of the Oakland Athletics becomes the first member of the 40-40 club.
- September 23, 1990 PBS begins an 11 hour miniseries on The Civil War
- September 23, 1990 Saddam says he will destroy Israel
- September 23, 1991 NY Islanders Mike Bossy and Denis Potvin inducted into NHL Hall of Fame
- September 23, 1993 "Sydney, Australia chosen for Olympic Games of 2000"
- September 23, 1997 """The Adventures of Pinocchio"" becomes the first DVD to incorporate DVD video games"
- September 23, 1999 NASA announces that it has lost contact with the Mars Climate Orbiter.
- September 23, 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."
- September 23, 2002 "The first public version of the web browser Mozilla Firefox (""Phoenix 0.1"") is released."
- September 23, 2004 "At least 1,070 in Haiti reported killed by floods due to Hurricane Jeanne"
- September 23, 2005 "FBI killing of Filiberto Ojeda on Plan Bonito Hormigueros, Puerto Rico."