1215 – Kublai Khan the Mongolian emperor was born on the 23rd September 1215 (died 1294).
1641 – The Merchant Royal carrying a treasure worth over a billion US dollars was lost at sea off Land’s End on the 23rd September 1641.
1806 – Lewis and Clark returned to St. Louis on the 23rd September 1806, after exploring the Pacific Northwest of the United States.
1846 – Neptune was discovered on the 23rd September 1846, by astronomers Urbain Jean Joseph Le Verrier, John Couch Adams and Johann Gottfried Galle.
1889 – Nintendo was founded by on the 23rd day of September in 1889.
1908 – University of Alberta in Alberta, Canada, was founded on the 23rd September 1908.
1909 – The Phantom of the Opera (Le Fantôme de l’Opéra) a novel by French writer Gaston Leroux was first published as a serialization in Le Gaulois on the 23rd September 1909.
1920 – Mickey Rooney the American actor was born on the 23rd September 1920.
1930 – Ray Charles the American singer-songwriter, pianist and actor was born on the 23rd September 1930 (died 2004).
1943 – Julio Iglesias the Spanish singer-songwriter was born on the 23rd September 1943.
1945 – Ron Bushy the American drummer from Iron Butterfly was born on the 23rd September 1945.
1948 – Dan Toler the American guitarist from The Allman Brothers Band and Gregg Allman Band was born on the 23rd September 1948 (died 2013).
1949 – Bruce Springsteen the American singer-songwriter and guitarist was born on the 23rd September 1949.
1959 ~ Jason Alexander the American actor, director, producer, writer, singer, comedian, best known as George Costanza on Seinfeld was born Jay Scott Greenspan on the 23rd September 1959.
1952 – Richard Nixon mades his Checkers speech on the 23rd September 1952.
1959 – MS Princess of Tasmania became Australia’s 1st passenger roll-on / roll-off diesel ferry, when it made her maiden voyage across Bass Strait on the 23rd day of September in 1959.
1962 – The Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts opened in New York City on the 23rd September 1962.
1976 – Sarah Blasko the Australian singer-songwriter was born on the 23rd September 1976.
1983 – Gulf Air Flight 771 was bombed on the 23rd September 1983, killing all 117 people on board.
1999 – NASA announced that it had lost contact with the Mars Climate Orbiter on the 23rd September 1999.
2002 – The 1st public version of the web browser Mozilla Firefox (Phoenix 0.1) was released on the 23rd September 2002.
2004 – Hurricane Jeanne hit Haiti on the 23rd September 2004, with 1,070 people reported to have been killed by floods.
2013 ~ The Blacklist American drama series premiered on the 23rd September 2013. The Blacklist official website: www.nbc.com/The-Blacklist | YouTube video: The Blacklist (NBC) Official Trailer [HD]…
Today in History for September 23rd ~ video presented by the Associated Press…