On This Day: September 23rd

This is 267th day of the year and 99 days remain in the year.

in history
John Paul Jones declared "I have not yet begun to fight!" aboard the American warship Bonhomme Richard in the battle against the British man-of-war Serapis.
After a three-year journey to the Pacific Northwest, the Lewis and Clark expedition returned to St. Louis.
German astronomer Johann Gottfried Galle discovered the planet Neptune.
Sigmund Freud, the founder of psychoanalysis, died in London.
Vice presidential candidate Richard Nixon delivered his "Checkers speech" rebutting charges of improper campaign financing.
Former Argentine president Juan Perón returned to power.
Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas officially requests a bid for statehood at the UN Security Council.
September 23 Birthdays
Euripides480 or 485—406 B.C., Greek tragic dramatist, ranking with Aeschylus and Sophocles.
Ray Charlesmusician
Bruce Springsteensinger
Harriet Hardyphysician
Mary Eliza Church Terrellactivist
William Holmes McGuffeyeducator
Walter Lippmannessayist and editor
John Coltranejazz musician
Mickey Rooneyactor
AugustusRoman emperor

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