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September 23: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on September 23

September 23rd is also known as Celebrate Bisexuality Day and Restless Legs Awareness Day.

We are now on day 266 out of 365, and only have 99 days left of the year.

People who were born on this day share the Libra star sign.

If today means something to you, then you’ll want to discover all the historical events that happened on this day that’ll help to make your day even more special.

Did you know that on this day in 1994, the American Drama film “The Shawshank Redemption” by Frank Darabont was released in the US? Although it was nominated for seven Academy Awards, it didn’t win any of them.

Keep reading for more facts about September 23rd in history!

What Happened On September 23 In History?

2019

American drama “Modern Family” premiered on ABC.

2018

A mud volcano near Baku in Azerbaijan erupted.

Although there are roughly 1,000 mud volcanoes in the world around 40 percent are located around the coast of Azerbaijan.
2018

Japan Space Agency sent two robots to explore an asteroid aboard their Hayabusa-2 spacecraft.

2012

Four distinct types of breast cancer were identified by scientists.

Source NY Times
2012

Iran decided to block access to Google and Gmail due to anti-Islam movie.

1994

American Drama “The Shawshank Redemption” by Frank Darabont was released in the US.

OTD in 1994: American Drama "The Shawshank Redemption" by Frank Darabont was released in the US.
1979

Anti-nuclear protests in New York City 200,000 showed up including Jane Fonda.

1930

The flashbulb for cameras was patented by Johannes Ostermeier.

1889

Fusajiro Yamauchi founded Nintendo in Japan.

OTD in 1889: Fusajiro Yamauchi founded Nintendo in Japan.
When Nintendo was founded it was originally a card playing game. We didn't see the first major console until 1985 when they released the Nintendo Entertainment system (NES).
Source EDN.com
1879

Inventor Richard Rhodes received the patent for a hearing aid.

Did you know that on this day, September 23rd 1994, the American Drama film "The Shawshank Redemption" by Frank Darabont was released in the US?