23 SEPTEMBER
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • Augustus Caesar, 63 BC
  • King Ferdinand VI Spain, 1713
  • Walter Lippmann, 1889
  • Walter Pidgeon, 1897
  • Tom C. Clark, 1899
  • Louise Nevelson, 1900
  • Mickey Rooney, 1920
  • John Coltrane, 1926
  • Ray Charles, 1930
  • Romy Schneider, 1938
  • Julio Iglesias, 1943
  • Mary Kay Place, 1947
  • Bruce Springsteen, 1949
  • Cherie Blair, 1954
  • Ani DeFranco, 1970

Died On This Day:

  • King Wenceslas I Bohemia, 1253
  • Sigmund Freud, 1939
  • Pablo Neruda, 1973
  • Lyman Bostock, 1978
  • Bob Fosse, 1987
  • Carl Rowan, 2000

Today's Events:

  • 490 BC - Battle of marathon between invading Persians and victorious Athenians. Soldier Phidipipides runs 26 miles to Athens to announce victory.
  • 1779 - John Paul Jones defeats British man-of-war in War of Independence; 'I have not yet begun to fight.'
  • 1780 - Plot of Benedict Arnold to betray Americans exposed.
  • 1817 - Spain ends slave trade by treaty with Britain.
  • 1845 - Alexander Joy Cartwright organizes world's first baseball team, the Knickerbocker Club.
  • 1846 - Planet Neptune, eighth planet from the sun, first spotted by Berlin astronomers Galle and Le Verrier.
  • 1896 - Queen Victoria becomes longest reigning British monarch beating George III's 59 years 3 months.
  • 1912 - First Keystone Cops one reel movie comedy premieres.
  • 1913 - French aviator Roland Garros is first to fly Mediterranean non-stop; longest flight ever over sea.
  • 1926 - Gene Tunney outpoints Jack Dempsey at Philadelphia to become world heavyweight boxing champ.
  • 1930 - Photo flashbulbs patented.
  • 1952 - VP candidate Richard Nixon's 'Checkers speech' rebuts allegations of bad campaign financing.
  • 1952 - Rocky Marciano KO's Jersey Joe Walcott in 13th at Philly to become Heavyweight Champ.
  • 1975 - President Gerald Ford target of 2nd unsuccessful assassination attempt in San Francisco.
  • 1986 - Congress approves the rose as America's national flower.

Feast Day of Saint:

  • Thecla of Iconium
  • Linus
  • Adamnan

Holiday:

  • Independence Day Saudi Arabia (1932)
  • Shuki-Korei-Sai (Festival of the Equinox) in Japan
  • Chinese Festival of Fo
  • Zodiac: Virgo ends, Libra begins

Non-Specific Holiday:

  • JANAM (OR JANMA) ASHTAMI, Hindu Birthday Festival of Krishna
  • ANANT CHATURDASI, Hindu Eternal Anniversary of 14th day of Month Bhaedra
  • LABOR DAY (U.S. and Canada) First Monday in September.
  • CH'UNG YANG, Festival of High Places in China (ninth day of the ninth moon)
  • BIRTHDAY OF KRSNA. (Hindu)
  • CHUSOK (Korea) on day of full moon of eighth lunar month.
  • ROSH HASHANA (Jewish New Year) first and second days of lunar month Tishri.
  • YOM KIPPUR (Jewish Day of Atonement) tenth day of lunar month Tishri.
  • SUKKOTH (Jewish Feast of Tabernacles) 15th day of lunar month Tishri - five days after Yom Kippur
  • SIMCHAT TORAH (Jewish Rejoicing of the Law) 23rd day of Tishri
  • DURGA-PUJA (Hindu festival of Goddess Durga)
  • PITRA PASKSHA and AMAVASYA, Hindu Feast of the Dead.
  • LAKSHMI PUJA, Hindu Festival of the Goddess of Fortune
  • CHUNG CH'IU CHIEH (Chinese mid-autumn festival) 15th day of 8th lunar month.
  • OWARA KAZE NO BON, HACHIMAN & DOBUROKU MATSURI harvest festivals in Japan
  • NATIONAL GRANDPARENTS' DAY - first Sunday after Labor Day in USA
  • NATIVE AMERICAN DAY - fourth Friday in September in US
  • RAMADAN, Muslim Holy Month

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
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