On This Day: September 23rd
This is 267th day of the year and 99 days remain in the year.
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.
Vice presidential candidate Richard Nixon delivered his "Checkers speech" rebutting charges of improper campaign financing.
Former Argentine president Juan Perón returned to power.
September 23 BirthdaysEuripides480 or 485—406 B.C., Greek tragic dramatist, ranking with Aeschylus and Sophocles.
Mary Eliza Church Terrellactivist
William Holmes McGuffeyeducator
Walter Lippmannessayist and editor
John Coltranejazz musician