September 23rd
What Happened on the day you were born on This day in History For Those With Birthdays 23rd September or looking for specific year these years are Included on this date 1924, 1925, 1934, 1938, 1948, 1952, 1957, 1958, 1968, 1977, 1989, 1999, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, Born This Day,

U.S. 1952 U.S.A. Rocky Marciano 23rd Sept. 1952 : Rocky Marciano knocked out world heavyweight champion Jersey Joe Walcott in the 13th round and he went on to be the only heavyweight champion in boxing history to retire without a defeat or draw as a professional boxer

U.S. 1924 U.S.A. Theodore Roosevelt 23rd Sept. 1924 : Theodore Roosevelt Assistant Secretary of the navy has been nominated as Governor of New York State
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U.S. 1925 U.S.A. Birth Of Commercial Airlines 23rd September 1925 : President Hoover believes self supporting commercial air lines in the United States should be created and an authority to oversee the industry created with help and federal funding. He also has bought in the Postmaster General as Air Post would be an important part of helping the fledgling industry take off. He is pressing municipalities to provide local airports to help the new industry.
Varney Speed Lines  Lockheed L-9 Orion  Public Domain Photo

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U.S. 1934 U.S.A. Detroit Lions 23rd Sept. 1934 : The Detroit Lions plays its first NFL game the team was formerly called the Spartans and was located in Ohio

U.S. 1938 U.S.A. New England Hurricane Victims 23rd Sept. 1938 : The Red Cross is putting out an urgent appeal for help with hurricane victims in New England as the death toll has now risen to over 500 and many thousands have lost their homes with many other homes flooded and temporary shelters being put up to provide comfort, medical assistance and food to the survivors.
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U.S. 1948 U.S.A. Overproduction Of Potatoes 23rd Sept. 1948 : The current overproduction of spuds in the US and the cost to the government of $200,000,000 in price support for the last 5 years has prompted the government to set lower price support and lower production of spuds for 1949, this will mean lower prices for the consumer and less government subsidies.

U.S. 1952 U.S.A. Vice Presidential Candidate Richard M. Nixon 23rd Sept. 1952 : Vice Presidential Candidate Richard M. Nixon running mate of General Dwight D. Eisenhower goes on television to defend against allegations of a secret cash fund provided by his sponsors. In his speech to defend himself he provided an independent third-party review of the fund's accounting, the speech gained additional publicity when he stated he had been given an American Cocker Spaniel named "Checkers" but he was not going to give the dog back. Because of this one fact many refer to his speech as the "Checkers speech."
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U.S. 1957 U.S.A. Little Rock Nine 23rd Sept. 1957 : Nine black students "Little Rock Nine" who the police quietly slipped into Little Rock Central High School in Arkansas on 23rd September under the the U.S. Supreme Court Brown v. Board of Education ruling which declared all laws establishing segregated schools to be unconstitutional. After the white mob outside mostly parents of the white students learn of the black students inside the school they begin to riot, and because police are outnumbered by rioters the "Little Rock Nine" are removed from the school. ( more can be found on this item on 25th September together with video )

UN 1958 United Nations China Entry 23rd September 1958 : The United Nations general assembly is expected to vote today on China's entry and a seat in the United Nations.
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Cuba 1968 Cuba Plane Crash 23rd Sept. 1968 : Two Columbian Passenger jets have been hijacked and taken to Cuba where it is presumed they have been given political asylum . It is unknown how the hijackers managed to board the plane with guns as all passengers are supposed to be checked prior to boarding.

UK 1977 Great Britain Los Angeles Refuses Concord Permission To Land 23rd Sept. 1977 : Plans to create a new route for Concord from London Heathrow to Los Angeles have been halted after the Mayor of San Francisco has said Concord can not meet the cities anti-noise requirements and will not be given permission to land.
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Germany 1989 West Germany German Autobahn Accidents 23rd Sept. 1989 : In one of the worst days for accidents on the German Autobahn , due to fog five huge pileups involving 256 cars with a large number of series injuries. The Autobahn's in Germany have no speed limits with cars travelling as fast as 140 MPH which is a recipe for disaster in foggy conditions.

Space 1999 Space Mars Climate Orbiter 23rd Sept. 1999 : Mars Climate Orbiter reaches Mars and when after the spacecraft passed behind Mars it never emerged or made radio contact. NASA believe Mars Climate Orbiter was at too low an altitude and was destroyed by atmospheric stresses and friction at this low altitude. After an investigation the loss of the spacecraft was blamed on a NASA subcontractor (Lockheed Martin) who used Imperial units (pound-seconds) instead of the metric units (newton-seconds) as specified by NASA in the control software on Earth used to control thrusters causing the spacecraft to fail.
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World 2003 Earth Ward Hunt Ice Shelf 23rd Sept. 2003 : Researchers - Warwick Vincent, Derek Mueller and Martin Jeffries report the break-up of Ward Hunt Ice Shelf in the journal Geophysical Research Letters (GRL). The Ward Hunt Ice Shelf which was the largest ice shelf in the Arctic has fractured, releasing all the water from the freshwater lake it dammed. In April 2008 a new report details that the shelf is fractured into dozens of cracks and it seems likely the shelf is disintegrating.

Haiti 2004 Haiti Hurricane Jeanne 23rd September 2004 : Hurricane Jeanne slams into Haiti, killing thousands although the storm was only a category 2 hurricane the accompanying heavy rain caused the floodgates for the Peligre River to fail which caused flash floods to sweep through entire villages, carrying away hundreds of people. Jeanne was part of a series of deadly storms to hit the region during the 2004 hurricane season
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Iraq 2006 Iraq Ramadan Violence 23rd Sept. 2006 : A car bomb attack on a kerosene tanker in Baghdad leaves 35 dead and many more injured. The attack is part of the violence that is sweeping through Iraq during the holy month of Ramadan between Shia and Sunni Muslims.

Argentina 2006 Argentina Enrique Gorriaran Merlo 23rd Sept. 2006 : Rebel leader of the People’s Revolutionary Army, Enrique Gorriaran Merlo, died of a heart attack at the age of sixty-five. In 1980, the squad he commanded assassinated Nicaraguan leader Anastasio Somoza.

Burma 2007 Burma / Union of Myanmar "Saffron Revolution" 23rd Sept. 2007 : Since the monks in Burma have taken to the streets just six days ago, thousands of ordinary men and women are now joining the protests against the ruling military dictatorship and the latest rally in the former capital Rangoon was estimated to be 20,000 strong. The protest originally began because of the large increase in the cost of fuel but are now focussed in removing the current regime. Over the next few days the numbers involved increased and on September 25, the ruling junta warned demonstrators that military force would be used to break up the demonstration, at the same time placing army trucks at Shwedagon Pagoda the assembly point for monks leading the protests. ( Please Refer to September 26th for further information and a video )

Burma 2008 Burma Prisoner Release 23rd Sept. 2008 : Nine thousand prisoners in Burma were to be released by the military-run government on good behavior in order to participate in the country’s elections set to be held in 2010.

India 2009 India World Bank Loan 23rd Sept. 2009 : The World Bank commits to sending 4.3 billion dollars worth of loans to India. The loans are expected to be used for infrastructure and to support state banks.

Zambia 2011 Zambia New Zambian President Sworn In 23rd September, 2011 : Michael Sata, the opposition leader in Zambian politics, was sworn in as the country's new president after beating the incumbent, Rupiah Banda, in a close election. Sata ran on the platform of addressing the problem of corruption and reforming the government and stated he would keep those promises after his ceremony.

United States 2012 United States Green Day Singer Goes to Rehab
23rd September, 2012 : Billie Joe Armstrong, the lead singer of Green Day admitted that he was seeking treatment for substance abuse. The announcement came only days after the group performed at the MTV Video Music Awards.

2013 Cambodia Cambodia Opposition Protest Parliament

23rd September, 2013 : Cambodia's opposition party, the CNRP, boycotted the opening of parliament after hotly disputed elections in which the ruling party, the CPP, were accused of fraud and rigging.

23rd September Signs Of The Zodiac Virgo The End for Virgo, The Sign of The Virgin