On this day in History, September 23

Just like any other day, September 23 had its own fair of events that made it to the books of history. Here, take a look!

  • 1642 – 1st commencement of Harvard College in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
  • 1739 – Russia & Turkey signed a Peace of Belgrade.
  • 1876 – Ottawa Rough Riders played their 1st game.
  • 1879 – Baldwin steam motors tram 1st tried in Sydney, Australia.
  • 1884 – American Herman Hollerith patented his mechanical tabulating machine, for data processing.
  • 1949 – US President Harry Truman announced evidence of USSR’s 1st nuclear device detonation.
  • 1950 – Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Ralph Bunche for meditation in Israel as the first American winner.
  • 1952 – Nixon Made his Checkers Speech
  • 1962 – New York’s Philharmonic Hall opened.
  • 1991 – U.N. weapons inspectors found documents detailing Iraq’s secret nuclear weapons program.
  • 1994 – The film “Shawshank Redemption” directed by Frank Darabont and starring Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman was released.
  • 1998 – On the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Jamie Lee Curtis received a star.
  • 2002 -The release of the first public version of Mozilla Firefox web browser.
  • 2012 – 20 Iranians including diplomats and two ministers had their  US Visas denied ahead of the UN general assembly in New York.
  • 2012 – Four genetically distinct types of breast cancer were discovered by scientists.
  • 2016 – Shawn Mendes released an album “Illuminate” which debuted at No. 1 US Billboard.
  • 2017 – President Donald Trump withdrew the invitation of NBA Champions Golden State Warriors to the White House after Stephen Curry refused to attend.
  • 2019 – Activist Greta Thunberg scolds world leaders “How Dare You” for failing to address climate change at the UN Climate Action Summit in New York.
  • 2019 – US police officer fired after arresting two school-going six-year-olds on charges of misdemeanor battery in Florida.
  • 2020 – At a White House press conference, President Donald Trump refused to commit to a peaceful transfer of power after the US election.


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