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September 23 Historical Events

The following events took place on September 23. The list is arranged in chronological order.

Found 48 events. Showing 1 - 30.

  • 1122
    Pope Callixtus II and Holy Roman Emperor Henry V agree to the Concordat of Worms to put an end to the Investiture Controversy.
  • 1338
    The Battle of Arnemuiden was the first naval battle of the Hundred Years’ War and the first naval battle using artillery, as the English ship Christofer had three cannon and one hand gun.
  • 1409
    Battle of Kherlen, the second significant victory over Ming dynasty China by the Mongols since 1368.
  • 1459
    Battle of Blore Heath, the first major battle of the English Wars of the Roses, is fought at Blore Heath in Staffordshire.
  • 1568
    Spanish naval forces rout an English fleet, under the command of John Hawkins, at the Battle of San Juan de Ulúa near Veracruz.
  • 1641
    The Merchant Royal, carrying a treasure worth over a billion US dollars, is lost at sea off Land’s End.
  • 1642
    First commencement exercises occur at Harvard College.
  • 1779
    American Revolution: John Paul Jones on board the USS Bonhomme Richard wins the Battle of Flamborough Head.
  • 1780
    American Revolution: British Major John André is arrested as a spy by American soldiers exposing Benedict Arnold’s change of sides.
  • 1803
    Second Anglo-Maratha War: Battle of Assaye between the British East India Company and the Maratha Empire in India.
  • 1806
    Lewis and Clark return to St. Louis after exploring the Pacific Northwest of the United States.
  • 1821
    Tripolitsa, Greece, is captured by Greek rebels during the Greek War of Independence.
  • 1845
    The Knickerbockers Baseball Club, the first baseball team to play under the modern rules, is founded in New York.
  • 1846
    Astronomers Urbain Jean Joseph Le Verrier, John Couch Adams and Johann Gottfried Galle collaborate on the discovery of Neptune.
  • 1868
    Grito de Lares (“Lares Revolt”) occurs in Puerto Rico against Spanish rule.
  • 1889
    Nintendo Koppai (Later Nintendo Company, Limited) is founded by Fusajiro Yamauchi to produce and market the playing card game Hanafuda.
  • 1899
    American Asiatic Squadron destroys a Filipino battery at the Battle of Olongapo.
  • 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.
  • 1909
    The Phantom of the Opera (original title: Le Fantôme de l'Opéra), a novel by French writer Gaston Leroux, is first published as a serialization in Le Gaulois.
  • 1911
    Pilot Earle Ovington makes the first official airmail delivery in America under the authority of the United States Post Office Department
  • 1913
    Roland Garros of France becomes the first to fly in an airplane across the Mediterranean (from St. Raphael France to Bizerte, Tunisia).
  • 1932
    The Kingdom of Hejaz and Nejd is renamed the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • 1936
    First ascent of Siniolchu by a German team.
  • 1938
    Mobilization of the Czechoslovak army in response to the Munich Crisis.
  • 1942
    World War II: The Matanikau action on Guadalcanal begins: U.S. Marines attack Japanese units along the Matanikau River.
  • 1943
    World War II: The Nazi puppet state the Italian Social Republic is founded.
  • 1950
    Korean War: The Battle of Hill 282: The first US friendly-fire incident on British military personnel since World War II occurs.
  • 1952
    Richard Nixon makes his “Checkers speech”.
  • 1959
    Iowa farmer and corn breeder Roswell Garst hosts Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev.

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