Thursday, December 1, 2022 (Week 48)

September 23 in History

What happened on September 23 in history?

A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on september 23 in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened on september 23 in history.

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2004
Hurricane Jeanne causes severe flooding in Haiti; over 1,000 reported dead.
2002
The first public version of Mozilla Firefox browser released; originally called Phoenix 0.1 its name was changed due to trademark issues with Phoenix Technologies.
1992
Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) detonates 3,700-lb. bomb in Belfast, completely destroying the Northern Ireland forensic laboratory, injuring 20 people and damaging 700 houses.
1983
Gerrie Coetzee (Gerhardus Coetzee), boxer from South Africa; becomes the first boxer from the African continent to win a world heavyweight tittle (World Boxing Association).
1983
Gulf Air Flight 771 from Karachi, Pakistan, to Abu Dhabi, UAE, bombed; all 117 aboard die.
1973
Juan Peron is re-elected president of Argentina after being overthrown in 1955.
1967
Soviets sign a pact to send more aid to Hanoi.
1954
East German police arrest 400 citizens as U.S. spies.
1952
Richard Nixon responds to charges of a secret slush fund during his ‘Checkers Speech.’
1945
The first American dies in Vietnam during the fall of Saigon to French forces.
1912
Mack Sennett’s first “Keystone Cop” film debuts, Cohen Collects a Debt.
1911
The Second International Aviation Meet opens in New York.
1864
Confederate and Union forces clash at Mount Jackson, Front Royal and Woodstock in Virginia during the Valley campaign.
1806
The Lewis and Clark Expedition arrives back in St. Louis just over three years after its departure.
1805
Lieutenant Zebulon Pike pays $2,000 to buy from the Sioux a 9-square-mile tract at the mouth of the Minnesota River that will be used to establish a military post, Fort Snelling.
1803
British Major General Sir Arthur Wellesley defeats the Marathas at Assaye, India.
1795
A national plebiscite approves the new French constitution, but so many voters sustain that the results are suspect.
1788
Louis XVI of France declares the Parliament restored.
1779
The American navy under John Paul Jones, commanding from Bonhomme Richard, defeats and captures the British man-of-war Serapis.
1739
The Austrians sign the Treaty of Belgrade after having lost the city to the Turks.
1667
Slaves in Virginia are banned from obtaining their freedom by converting to Christianity.
1577
William of Orange makes his triumphant entry into Brussels, Belgium.
1561
Philip II of Spain gives orders to halt colonizing efforts in Florida.
1553
The Sadians defeat the last of their enemies and establish themselves as rulers of Morocco.