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 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 99 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is September 10, 2021 – a Thursday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 1,632,355,200 seconds 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 131 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 3,198 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
First commencement exercises occur at Harvard College.
American Revolution: a squadron commanded by John Paul Jones on board the USS Bonhomme Richard wins the Battle of Flamborough Head, off the coast of England, against two British warships.
Lewis and Clark return to St. Louis after exploring the Pacific Northwest of the United States.
Grito de Lares (“Lares Revolt”) occurs in Puerto Rico against Spanish rule.
The Kingdom of Hejaz and Nejd is renamed the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
World War II: The Nazi puppet state the Italian Social Republic is founded.
Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos announces over television and radio the implementation of martial law.
Juan Perón returns to power in Argentina.
Gulf Air Flight 771 is bombed, killing all 117 people on board.
Jim Deshaies of the Houston Astros sets the major-league record by striking out the first eight batters of the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Who were born on September 23?
Robert Bosch, German inventor and industrialist (d. 1942)
Gerald Stairs Merrithew, Canadian educator (d. 2004)
Dr. Tareq Suheimat, Jordanian physician, nephrologist
Neal Smith, American musician (Alice Cooper’s drummer)
Jim Morrison, American baseball player
Charlie Barnett, American actor (d. 1996)
Danielle Dax, British musician
Michelle Thomas, American actress (d. 1998)
Eric Montross, American basketball player
Matt Hardy, American professional wrestler
Who died on September 23?
Valentin Conrart, founder of the Académie Française (b. 1603)
Robert Dodsley, English writer (b. 1703)
Elizabeth Kortright Monroe, American First Lady (b. 1768)
John Ainsworth Horrocks, English-born explorer of South Australia (b. 1818)
Wilkie Collins, British author (b. 1824)
Billy Gilbert, American actor (b. 1894)
J. W. Alexander, American mathematician (b. 1888)
Tibor Sekelj, Jewish-Yugoslavian explorer (b. 1912)
Fujiko F. Fujio, Japanese cartoonist (b. 1933)
Roger Brierley, English actor (b. 1935)
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