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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 (BBC)

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

The Large Hadron Collider near Geneva is shut down until the northern spring while engineers probe magnet failures. //news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7632408.stm (BBC News)

Friday, September 23, 2005

Convicted bank thief and Boricua Popular Army leader, Filiberto Ojeda Ríos, is killed in his home in Hormigueros, Puerto Rico, when members of the FBI attempt to serve an arrest warrant.

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

United Nations Special Commission inspectors discover secret Iraqi documents in Baghdad detailing plans to make nuclear weapons, but the Iraqi Army forcibly remove the documents from the inspectors.

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

Italian crime reporter Giancarlo Siani is killed by Camorra.

Thursday, September 23, 1982

Amin Gemayel, brother of Bachir, is elected president of Lebanon.

Monday, September 23, 1974

Ceefax (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

The first women's only tennis tournament begins in Houston, known as the Houston Women's Invitation.

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

King Fahd University for Petroleum and Minerals is established by a Saudi Royal Decree as the College of Petroleum and Minerals.

Wednesday, September 23, 1959

The "M/S Princess of Tasmania" (Australia's first passenger RO/RO diesel ferry) makes its maiden voyage across the Bass Strait.

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

WWII: The Republic of Salò is founded.

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.
Gene Tunney defeats Jack Dempsey and becomes heavyweight chion of the world.

Tuesday, September 23, 1913

French aviator Roland Garros crosses the Mediterranean in an airplane flying from Fréjus, France to Bizerte, Tunisia.

Saturday, September 23, 1893

The Bahá'í Faith is first publicly mentioned in the United States at the World Parliament of Religions in Chicago.
The Bahá\'í Faith is first publicly mentioned in the United States at the World Parliament of Religions in Chicago.

Monday, September 23, 1889

The "Nintendo" Koppai (Later "Nintendo" Company, Limited) is founded by Fusajiro Yamauchi to produce and market Hanafuda playing cards.

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.
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

First Burmese War: Burmese attack the British on Shapura, an island close to Chittagong.

Sunday, September 23, 1821

Greek War of Independence: Siege of Tripolitsa ends when Greek rebels massacre all 35,000 Turkish and Jewish inhabitants of Tripoli, Greece.

Wednesday, September 23, 1818

Border markers are formally installed for the European territory of Moresnet.

Saturday, September 23, 1815

The Great September Gale of 1815 is the first hurricane to strike New England in 180 years.
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".{{cite book|last=Adams|first=Charles Hansford|title=The Narrative of Robert Adams: A Barbary Captive|year=2005|publisher=Cambridge University Press|location=New York|pages=x}}

Sunday, September 23, 1810

The Republic of West Florida declares independence from Spain.

Tuesday, September 23, 1806

The Lewis and Clark Expedition reaches St. Louis, Missouri, ending a successful exploration of the Louisiana Territory and the Pacific Northwest.

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.
Turkish units burn the eastern part of Kolárovo.
Chinese Kangxi Emperor allows coastal residents deported in 1662 to return home.
Shakushain's Revolt breaks out in Hokkaido, Japan
Okaya Co., Ltd., is founded in Nagoya, Japan.
Phosphorus is discovered by Hennig Brand.
Leopold I Habsburg grants the status and privileges of a university to the Jesuit Academy in Zagreb, the precursor to the modern University of Zagreb.
Shakushain\'s Revolt breaks out in Hokkaido, Japan
Famine in Bengal kills 3 million people.
The Chinese herbal medicine company Tongrentang, or 同仁堂 in Chinese, is established.
Antonio Stradivari makes his first violin.
Jan Swammerdam publishes his "Algemeene Verhandeling van de bloedeloose dierkens", a groundbreaking work in microscopy as well as entomology

Saturday, September 23, 1617

Wednesday, September 13, 1553 (Julianian calendar)

The Sadians consolidate their power in Morocco by defeating the last of their enemies.

Monday, September 13, 1529 (Julianian calendar)

Vienna is besieged by the Turkish forces of Suleiman.

Friday, September 14, 1459 (Julianian calendar)

Battle of Blore Heath: Yorkists under the Earl of Salisbury defeat a Lancastrian force.

Saturday, September 15, 1386 (Julianian calendar)

Dan I of Wallachia (now southern Romania) is killed in battle against the Bulgarians and is succeeded by Mircea the Old.

Wednesday, September 15, 1339 (Julianian calendar)

Kashmir is conquered by Muslims.
All streets in the city of Florence are paved, making it the first European city to do so.
Emperor Go-Murakami accedes to the throne of Japan.
The Kremlin in Moscow is built.
Simone Boccanegra is elected as the first Doge of Genoa.

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.
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