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On This Day: September 23rd

This is 266th day of the year and 99 days remain in the year.

in history
1779
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.
1806
After a three-year journey to the Pacific Northwest, the Lewis and Clark expedition returned to St. Louis.
1846
German astronomer Johann Gottfried Galle discovered the planet Neptune.
1939
Sigmund Freud, the founder of psychoanalysis, died in London.
1952
Vice presidential candidate Richard Nixon delivered his "Checkers speech" rebutting charges of improper campaign financing.
1973
Former Argentine president Juan Perón returned to power.
2011
Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas officially requests a bid for statehood at the UN Security Council.
September 23 BirthdaysEuripides480 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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