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  • Malta
    Sunday Sep 23, 1551

    Disasters with highest death tolls

    The Valletta, Malta Tornado

    Malta
    Sunday Sep 23, 1551

    The Grand Harbour of Malta tornado was a tornado that hit the Grand Harbour of Malta on September 23, 1551 with very intense strength. It began as a waterspout killing at least 600 people.




  • Khomeyn, Markazi Province, Iran
    Tuesday Sep 23, 1902

    Ruhollah Khomeini

    Birth

    Khomeyn, Markazi Province, Iran
    Tuesday Sep 23, 1902

    Ruhollah Musavi Khomeini, whose first name means "spirit of Allah", was born on 24 September 1902 in Khomeyn, Markazi Province.




  • Lausanne, Switzerland
    Friday Sep 23, 1910

    Igor Stravinsky

    Their Second Son Was born

    Lausanne, Switzerland
    Friday Sep 23, 1910

    On 23 September, their second son, Sviatoslav Soulima, was born at a maternity clinic in Lausanne; at the end of the month, they took up residence in Clarens.




  • Indochina (Present Day Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos)
    Monday Sep 23, 1940

    World War II

    Japan invaded northern Indochina

    Indochina (Present Day Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos)
    Monday Sep 23, 1940

    To increase pressure on China by blocking supply routes, and to better position Japanese forces in the event of a war with the Western powers, Japan invaded and occupied northern Indochina. Afterwards, the United States embargoed iron, steel and mechanical parts against Japan.




  • Vietnam
    Sunday Sep 23, 1945

    First Indochina War

    French forces overthrew the local DRV government

    Vietnam
    Sunday Sep 23, 1945

    On 23 September 1945, with the knowledge of the British commander in Saigon, French forces overthrew the local DRV (the Democratic Republic of Vietnam) government, and declared French authority restored in Cochinchina.




  • 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.




  • Madrid, Spain
    Wednesday Sep 23, 1953

    Francisco Franco

    Pact of Madrid

    Madrid, Spain
    Wednesday Sep 23, 1953

    The visit of US President Dwight Eisenhower to Spain in 1953, which resulted in the Pact of Madrid.


  • Algeria
    Monday Sep 23, 1957

    Algerian War

    A Courier for Yacef was arrested

    Algeria
    Monday Sep 23, 1957

    On 23 September a courier for Yacef was arrested by Godard's men.


  • 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.


  • Iraqi
    Tuesday Sep 23, 1980

    Iran–Iraq War

    Operation Kaman 99

    Iraqi
    Tuesday Sep 23, 1980

    Though the Iraqi air invasion surprised the Iranians, the Iranian air force retaliated the day after with a large-scale attack against Iraqi air bases and infrastructure in Operation Kaman 99. Groups of F-4 Phantom and F-5 Tiger fighter jets attacked targets throughout Iraq, such as oil facilities, dams, petrochemical plants, and oil refineries, and included Mosul Airbase, Baghdad, and the Kirkuk oil refinery.


  • France
    Monday Sep 23, 1991

    Bernard Arnault

    Marry Again

    France
    Monday Sep 23, 1991

    In September 23, 1991, Arnault married Hélène Mercier.


  • 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.


  • Kosovo
    Wednesday Sep 23, 1998

    Kosovo War

    The UN Security Council adopted Resolution 1199

    Kosovo
    Wednesday Sep 23, 1998

    On 23 September 1998, acting under Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter, the UN Security Council adopted Resolution 1199. This expressed 'grave concern' at reports reaching the Secretary General that over 230,000 people had been displaced from their homes by 'the excessive and indiscriminate use of force by Serbian security forces and the Yugoslav Army', demanding that all parties in Kosovo and the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia cease hostilities and maintain a ceasefire.


  • 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.


  • Cameroon
    Friday Sep 23, 2016

    Vodafone

    Partnership in Cameroon

    Cameroon
    Friday Sep 23, 2016

    On 23 September 2016, Vodafone extended its activities to Cameroon by signing a partnership with Afrimax, a 4G-LTE telecommunications operator in Africa.


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