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September 23 Birthdays

480 or 485—406 B.C., Greek tragic dramatist, ranking with Aeschylus and Sophocles.

William Holmes McGuffey
educator (1800)

Mary Eliza Church Terrell
activist (1863)

Walter Lippmann
essayist and editor (1889)

Harriet Hardy
physician (1906)

Mickey Rooney
actor (1920)

John Coltrane
jazz musician (1926)

Ray Charles
musician (1930)

Bruce Springsteen
singer (1949)

Roman emperor (63 B.C)

September 23 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.

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