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Historical Events on September 23

  • Spanish Empire


    Spanish naval forces rout an English fleet, under the command of John Hawkins, at the Battle of San Juan de Ulúa near Veracruz.

  • American Revolution


    American Revolution: John Paul Jones on board the USS Bonhomme Richard wins the Battle of Flamborough Head.

  • Nintendo


    Nintendo Koppai (Later Nintendo Company, Limited) is founded by Fusajiro Yamauchi to produce and market the playing card game Hanafuda.

  • World War II


    World War II: The Matanikau action on Guadalcanal begins: U.S. Marines attack Japanese units along the Matanikau River.

  • Nazi Germany


    World War II: The Nazi puppet state known as the Italian Social Republic is founded.

  • Korean War


    Korean War: The Battle of Hill 282: The first US friendly-fire incident on British military personnel since World War II occurs.

  • Bob Marley


    Bob Marley plays what would be his last concert in Pittsburgh.

  • Mozilla Firefox


    The first public version of the web browser Mozilla Firefox ("Phoenix 0.1") is released.

  • Haiti


    Over 3,000 people die in Haiti after Hurricane Jeanne produces massive flooding and mudslides.