Wednesday, September 23, 2009
The multi-billion dollar King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, boasting one of the world's fastest supercomputers, opens near Jeddah in Saudi Arabia in an attempt to enable the country to compete in science and technology internationally. //news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/8270601.stm
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Friday, September 23, 2005
Tuesday, September 23, 2003
California recall: An 11-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit overturns the earlier ruling of a three-judge panel and reinstates October 7 as the date of the California gubernatorial recall election. The American Civil Liberties Union, whose suit was responsible for the original decision, will not appeal to the Supreme Court. //www.usatoday.com/news/politicselections/state/2003-09-23-court-rules_x.htm
The Methuselah Foundation launches the Methuselah mouse contest, offering a prize to the team which can extend mouse lifespan the longest. The aim is to promote research which can offer insights into human longevity.
Monday, September 23, 2002
Belgium is the second European country (after the Netherlands) to legalise euthanasia.
Saturday, September 23, 1995
Argentine national Guillermo Bill Gaede is arrested in Phoenix, Arizona on charges of industrial espionage. His sales to Cuba, China, North Korea and Iran are believed to have involved Intel and AMD trade secrets worth US$10–20 million.
Thursday, September 23, 1993
The International Olympic Committee selects Sydney, Australia to host the 2000 Summer Olympics.
Monday, September 23, 1991
Saturday, September 23, 1989
A cease-fire in the Lebanese Civil War
stops the violence that had killed 900 people since March.
Monday, September 23, 1985
Thursday, September 23, 1982
Amin Gemayel, brother of Bachir, is elected president of Lebanon.
Monday, September 23, 1974
(one of the first public service information systems) is started by the BBC
Sunday, September 23, 1973
The Oakland Raiders defeat the Miami Dolphins 12-7, ending the Dolphins unbeaten streak at 18. It was the Miami Dolphins' first loss since January 16, 1972 in Super Bowl VI.
Wednesday, September 23, 1970
Tuesday, September 23, 1969
"Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" directed by George Roy Hill and starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford opens to limited release in the U.S.
Monday, September 23, 1963
Wednesday, September 23, 1959
Monday, September 23, 1957
The Academy Award-winning movie "The Three Faces of Eve" is released.
Friday, September 23, 1955
Alec Guinness meets the actor James Dean. Guinness supposedly has a premonition of Dean's death.
Friday, September 23, 1949
U.S. Harry S. Truman announced that the USSR had the atomic bomb
Thursday, September 23, 1943
Thursday, September 23, 1926
The League of Nations Slavery Convention abolishes all types of slavery.
William Lyon Mackenzie King returns to office as Prime Minister of Canada.
Tuesday, September 23, 1913
Saturday, September 23, 1893
The Bahá'í Faith is first publicly mentioned in the United States at the World Parliament of Religions in Chicago.
Monday, September 23, 1889
Wednesday, September 23, 1868
Rebels (some 400–600) in the town of Lares
declare Puerto Rico
independent the local militia easily defeats them a week later.
Wednesday, September 23, 1846
Discovery of Neptune: The planet is observed for the first time by German astronomers Johann Gottfried Galle and Heinrich Louis d'Arrest as predicted by the British astronomer John Couch Adams and the French astronomer Urbain Le Verrier.
Tuesday, September 23, 1823
Sunday, September 23, 1821
Wednesday, September 23, 1818
Border markers are formally installed for the Europe
an territory of Moresnet
Saturday, September 23, 1815
October ndash Robert Adams
, American sailor and first white man to visit Timbuktu
, was found wandering the streets of London, starving and half-naked. His discovery was significant because it led to the invitation for him to tell his story as a Barbary captive
, which later was published as "The Narrative of Robert Adams
Sunday, September 23, 1810
The Republic of West Florida declares independence from Spain.
Tuesday, September 23, 1806
Friday, September 23, 1803
Battle of Assaye (India): British-led troops defeat Maratha forces.
Thursday, September 23, 1779
American Revolution ndash Battle of Flamborough Head: The American ship "Bonhomme Richard", commanded by John Paul Jones, engages the British ship "Serapis". The "Bonhomme Richard" sinks, but the Americans board the "Serapis" and other vessels, and are victorious.
Monday, September 23, 1669
The Mogul Emperor Aurangzeb destroys several Hindu temples and bans the whole religion, so Hindus rebel.
Shakushain's Revolt breaks out in Hokkaido, Japan
Phosphorus is discovered by Hennig Brand.
Famine in Bengal
kills 3 million people.
The Chinese herbal medicine company Tongrentang
, or 同仁堂 in Chinese, is established.
Saturday, September 23, 1617
Wednesday, September 13, 1553 (Julianian calendar)
consolidate their power in Morocco
by defeating the last of their enemies.
Monday, September 13, 1529 (Julianian calendar)
Friday, September 14, 1459 (Julianian calendar)
Saturday, September 15, 1386 (Julianian calendar)
Wednesday, September 15, 1339 (Julianian calendar)
Kashmir is conquered by Muslims.
Sunday, September 16, 1100 (Julianian calendar)
at the death of William II
, his adversary in the investiture controversy, Anselm
, the exiled archbishop of Canterbury returns to England