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  • Lecompton, Kansas, U.S.
    Wednesday Sep 23, 1885

    Dwight D. Eisenhower

    David and Ida married

    Lecompton, Kansas, U.S.
    Wednesday Sep 23, 1885

    Hans's great-great-grandson, David Jacob Eisenhower (1863–1942), was Eisenhower's father and was a college-educated engineer, despite his own father Jacob's urging to stay on the family farm. Eisenhower's mother, Ida Elizabeth (Stover) Eisenhower, born in Virginia, of predominantly German Protestant ancestry, moved to Kansas from Virginia. She married David on September 23, 1885, in Lecompton, Kansas, on the campus of their alma mater, Lane University. Dwight David Eisenhower's lineage also included English ancestors (on both sides) and Scottish ancestors (through his maternal line).




  • El Capitan Theatre, Los Angeles, California, U.S
    Tuesday Sep 23, 1952

    Richard Nixon

    The Checkers Speech

    El Capitan Theatre, Los Angeles, California, U.S
    Tuesday Sep 23, 1952

    In mid-September, the Republican ticket faced a major crisis. The media reported that Nixon had a political fund, maintained by his backers, which reimbursed him for political expenses. Such a fund was not illegal but it exposed Nixon to allegations of possible conflict of interest. With pressure building for Eisenhower to demand Nixon's resignation from the ticket the senator went on television to deliver an address to the nation on September 23, 1952. The address, later termed the Checkers speech, was heard by about 60 million Americans—including the largest television audience up to that point. Nixon emotionally defended himself, stating that the fund was not secret, nor had donors received special favors. He painted himself as a man of modest means (his wife had no mink coat; instead she wore a "respectable Republican cloth coat") and a patriot. The speech would be remembered for the gift which Nixon had received, but which he would not give back: "a little cocker spaniel dog … sent all the way from Texas. And our little girl—Tricia, the 6-year-old—named it Checkers." The speech prompted a huge public outpouring of support for Nixon.




  • The Benedum Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
    Tuesday Sep 23, 1980

    Bob Marley

    Marley's Last Concert

    The Benedum Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
    Tuesday Sep 23, 1980

    Marley's last concert occurred at the Stanley Theater (now called The Benedum Center For The Performing Arts) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on 23 September 1980.




  • U.S.
    Monday Sep 23, 1996

    Jim Carrey

    2nd Marriage

    U.S.
    Monday Sep 23, 1996

    On September 23, 1996, Carrey married his Dumb and Dumber co-star Lauren Holly.




  • U.S.
    Tuesday Sep 23, 2008

    Android

    The First Android Smartphone

    U.S.
    Tuesday Sep 23, 2008

    By 2008, both Nokia and BlackBerry announced touch-based smartphones to rival the iPhone 3G, and Android's focus eventually switched to just touchscreens. The first commercially available smartphone running Android was the HTC Dream, also known as T-Mobile G1, announced on September 23, 2008.




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