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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 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 interesting facts about September 23rd in history!

What Happened On September 23 In History?

2019

The American sitcom “Modern Family” premiered on ABC.

2018

A mud volcano near Baku in Azerbaijan erupted.

OTD in 2018: A mud volcano near Baku in Azerbaijan erupted.
Although there are roughly 1,000 mud volcanoes worldwide, 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

A study was published by the journal Nature saying that scientists had identified four distinct types of breast cancer.

This was a breakthrough discovery as it gave more precise information about the types of cancer and how they can be treated. It paved the way for new medicines and treatments to be invented.
Source NY Times
2012

Iran decided to block access to Google and Gmail due to an anti-Islam movie that triggered protests across the world.

1994

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

OTD in 1994: The American Drama movie "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.

1962

The Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts opened in New York City.

1930

Johannes Ostermeier patented the flashbulb for cameras.

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).
1879

Inventor Richard Rhodes received the patent for a hearing aid.

1780

British Major John André was captured and searched by three Westchester militiamen near Tarrytown, New York, USA.

André was carrying papers that contained American military officer Benedict Arnold's plot to betray West Point.

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