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SEPTEMBER 23

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Puerto Rico: Grito de Lares
(Commemoration of revolutionaries' declaration independence from Spain: 09/23/1868)
Puerto Rico Spain El Boricua
Saudi Arabia: National Day
(Commemorates unification of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: 09/23/1932)
Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia Information Resource
63 B.C. Caesar Augustus (Roman Emperor) Caesar Augustus The Roman Empire
1838 Victoria Clafin Woodhull Martin (Ohio-born African-American Educator, Women's Suffragist) Victoria Clafin Woodhull Martin Educators of Note Women's Suffrage African-American Political and Social Leaders
1839 Helen Almira Shafer (New Jersey-born Educator; President of Wellesley College) New Jersey Political and Social Leaders Educators of Note
1863 Mary Church Terrell (Tennessee-born African-American Educator, Women's Suffragist) Mary Church Terrell Educators of Note Women's Suffrage African-American Political and Social Leaders
1891 William Henry Stevenson (Wisconsin-born Member of the U.S. Congress) Wisconsin Political and Social Leaders U.S. Congress Wisconsin Historical Society
1899 Tom C. Clark (Texas-born Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court) Texas  Political and Social Leaders U.S. Supreme Court Oyez
1916 Aldo Moro (Premier of Italy) Italy
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1779 John Paul Jones Declares "I have not yet begun to fight!" John Paul Jones American Revolution Naval History U.S. Navy
1780 Spy John André Captured - Papers Reveal Benedict Arnold as Traitor Benedict Arnold American Revolution Notorious Americans University of Michigan
1805 Aaron Burr Meets with Territorial Governor William Henry Harrison at Vincennes Vincennes, Indiana Aaron William Henry Harrison Indiana Historical Society
1845 Levi Woodbury Is Sworn in as Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court New Hampshire  Political and Social Leaders U.S. Supreme Court Oyez
1863 Lincoln Plans Relief for Union Forces at Chattanooga Tennessee Abraham Lincoln Battle of Chattanooga History Channel
Union Troops Raid Northern Florida, Capture 600 Slaves, 81 Prisoners, 200 Horses, 400 Cattle Florida American Civil War Florida State Historical Society
1868 Puerto Rican Rebels Declare Independence, Spanish Immediately Defeat Them Puerto Rico Spain El Boricua
1875 15-year-old Billy the Kid Is Arrested for the First Time Billy the Kid Notorious Americans History Channel
1943 Former Dictator Benito Mussolini Reestablishes Fascist Regime in Northern Italy Benito Mussolini European History World War II History Channel
1949 President Truman Announces Soviets Have Exploded a Nuclear Bomb Soviet Union Harry Truman The Cold War Nuclear Weapons PBS
1951 Britain's King George VI Has Operation to Remove Part of His Lung Great Britain George VI Health Care BBC
1952 Vice-Presidential Candidate Richard M. Nixon Delivers His "Checkers" Speech on Television Richard Nixon Television New York Times
1954 An Emergency Session of the Delaware State Board of Education Is Held in Milford to Consider School Integration Milford, Delaware Education Racism African-American Heritage State of Delaware
1969 Chicago 8 Trial Begins Chicago The Chicago 8 Vietnam War Law and Legal Resources History Channel
1971 Associate Justice John M. Harlan Retires from the U.S. Supreme Court Illinois Political and Social Leaders U.S. Supreme Court Oyez
1973 Former President Juan Perón Returns to Power in Argentina Argentina New York Times
1976 Jimmy Carter Meets Gerald Ford in Presidential Election Debate on Economics Gerald Ford Jimmy Carter The American Presidency Elections Economics History Channel
1980 Iran & Iraq Begin Eight-year War Iran Iraq War U.S. Department of Energy
1990 Iraq Threatens to Destroy Oil Fields and Attack Israel if Forced from Kuwait. Iraq Kuwait Israel Gulf War New York Times

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