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 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

  • 1857
    The Russian warship Lefort capsizes and sinks during a storm in the Gulf of Finland, killing all 826 aboard.
  • 1905
    Norway and Sweden sign the “Karlstad treaty”, peacefully dissolving the Union between the two countries.
  • 1908
    University of Alberta in Alberta, Canada, is founded.
  • 1962
    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.
  • 1972
    Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos announces over television and radio the implementation of martial law.
  • 1983
    Saint Kitts and Nevis joins the United Nations.
  • 1988
    José Canseco of the Oakland Athletics becomes the first member of the 40-40 club.
  • 1999
    Celebrate Bisexuality Day was first observed in the United States.
  • 1999
    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.
  • 2008
    Kauhajoki school shooting: Matti Saari kills 10 people before committing suicide.

Who were born on September 23?

  • 1647
    Joseph Dudley, American statesman (d. 1720)
  • 1852
    William Stewart Halsted, American surgeon (d. 1922)
  • 1899
    Tom C. Clark, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (d. 1977)
  • 1906
    Bardu Ali, American jazz and rhythm and blues singer and guitarist, and musical promoter(d. 1995)
  • 1912
    Ghulam Mustafa Khan, Pakistani researcher, critic and linguist (d. 2005)
  • 1945
    Paul Petersen, American actor
  • 1957
    Tony Fossas, Cuban baseball player
  • 1978
    Keri Lynn Pratt, American actress
  • 1985
    Brian Brohm, American football player
  • 1993
    Sophie Borja, Welsh actress

Who died on September 23?

  • 1193
    Robert de Sablé, Grand Master of the Knights Templar
  • 1605
    Pontus de Tyard, French poet
  • 1789
    John Rogers, American Continental Congressman (b. 1723)
  • 1873
    Jean Chacornac, French astronomer (b. 1823)
  • 1971
    J. W. Alexander, American mathematician (b. 1888)
  • 1988
    Tibor Sekelj, Jewish-Yugoslavian explorer (b. 1912)
  • 1992
    James Van Fleet, U.S. Army general (b. 1892)
  • 1994
    Jerry Barber, American golfer (b. 1916)
  • 1994
    Robert Bloch, American author (b. 1917)
  • 2001
    Ron Hewitt, Welsh footballer (b. 1928)

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