SEPTEMBER 23 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

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.

1959Jason 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.

1959MS 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.

2013The 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…  

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