What are the important events that happened on September 23? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.
September 23: Facts & Myths About This Day
September 23 is the 266th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 99 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is September 10, 2022 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 462,192 hours has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.
Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘dihectahexacontahexagon’ day.
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Virgo is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Sapphire is the modern birthstone for this month. Agate is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 121 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.
The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 3,563 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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September 23: This Day In History
It is frequently the day of the Autumnal Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere and the day of the Vernal Equinox in the Southern Hemisphere.
September 23 Historical Events
The Russian warship Lefort capsizes and sinks during a storm in the Gulf of Finland, killing all 826 aboard.
Norway and Sweden sign the “Karlstad treaty”, peacefully dissolving the Union between the two countries.
University of Alberta in Alberta, Canada, is founded.
The Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City opens with the completion of the first building, the Philharmonic Hall (now Avery Fisher Hall) home of the New York Philharmonic.
Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos announces over television and radio the implementation of martial law.
Saint Kitts and Nevis joins the United Nations.
José Canseco of the Oakland Athletics becomes the first member of the 40-40 club.
Celebrate Bisexuality Day was first observed in the United States.
Qantas Flight 1 overruns the runway in Bangkok during a storm. Although some passengers only receive minor injuries, it is still the worst crash in Qantas’s history since 1960.
Kauhajoki school shooting: Matti Saari kills 10 people before committing suicide.
Who were born on September 23?
Joseph Dudley, American statesman (d. 1720)
William Stewart Halsted, American surgeon (d. 1922)
Tom C. Clark, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (d. 1977)
Bardu Ali, American jazz and rhythm and blues singer and guitarist, and musical promoter(d. 1995)
Ghulam Mustafa Khan, Pakistani researcher, critic and linguist (d. 2005)
Paul Petersen, American actor
Tony Fossas, Cuban baseball player
Keri Lynn Pratt, American actress
Brian Brohm, American football player
Sophie Borja, Welsh actress
Who died on September 23?
Robert de Sablé, Grand Master of the Knights Templar
Pontus de Tyard, French poet
John Rogers, American Continental Congressman (b. 1723)
Jean Chacornac, French astronomer (b. 1823)
J. W. Alexander, American mathematician (b. 1888)
Tibor Sekelj, Jewish-Yugoslavian explorer (b. 1912)
James Van Fleet, U.S. Army general (b. 1892)
Jerry Barber, American golfer (b. 1916)
Robert Bloch, American author (b. 1917)
Ron Hewitt, Welsh footballer (b. 1928)
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