What happened this day in history September 23

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

  • 1642
    First commencement exercises occur at Harvard College.
  • 1779
    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.
  • 1806
    Lewis and Clark return to St. Louis after exploring the Pacific Northwest of the United States.
  • 1868
    Grito de Lares (“Lares Revolt”) occurs in Puerto Rico against Spanish rule.
  • 1932
    The Kingdom of Hejaz and Nejd is renamed the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • 1943
    World War II: The Nazi puppet state the Italian Social Republic is founded.
  • 1972
    Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos announces over television and radio the implementation of martial law.
  • 1973
    Juan Perón returns to power in Argentina.
  • 1983
    Gulf Air Flight 771 is bombed, killing all 117 people on board.
  • 1986
    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?

  • 1861
    Robert Bosch, German inventor and industrialist (d. 1942)
  • 1931
    Gerald Stairs Merrithew, Canadian educator (d. 2004)
  • 1936
    Dr. Tareq Suheimat, Jordanian physician, nephrologist
  • 1947
    Neal Smith, American musician (Alice Cooper’s drummer)
  • 1952
    Jim Morrison, American baseball player
  • 1954
    Charlie Barnett, American actor (d. 1996)
  • 1958
    Danielle Dax, British musician
  • 1969
    Michelle Thomas, American actress (d. 1998)
  • 1971
    Eric Montross, American basketball player
  • 1974
    Matt Hardy, American professional wrestler

Who died on September 23?

  • 1675
    Valentin Conrart, founder of the Académie Française (b. 1603)
  • 1764
    Robert Dodsley, English writer (b. 1703)
  • 1830
    Elizabeth Kortright Monroe, American First Lady (b. 1768)
  • 1846
    John Ainsworth Horrocks, English-born explorer of South Australia (b. 1818)
  • 1889
    Wilkie Collins, British author (b. 1824)
  • 1971
    Billy Gilbert, American actor (b. 1894)
  • 1971
    J. W. Alexander, American mathematician (b. 1888)
  • 1988
    Tibor Sekelj, Jewish-Yugoslavian explorer (b. 1912)
  • 1996
    Fujiko F. Fujio, Japanese cartoonist (b. 1933)
  • 2005
    Roger Brierley, English actor (b. 1935)

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