About September 23

September 23, 2024 is the 267th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 99 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

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Virgo is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Sapphire is the modern birthstone for this month. Agate is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 128 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

September 23: More About This Day

It is frequently the day of the Autumnal Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere and the day of the Vernal Equinox in the Southern Hemisphere.

What Happened On September 23

  • 1409
    Battle of Kherlen, the second significant victory over Ming China by the Mongols since 1368.
  • 1779
    American Revolution: a squadron commanded by John Paul Jones on board the USS Bonhomme Richard wins the Battle of Flamborough Head, off the coast of England, against two British warships.
  • 1780
    American Revolution: British Major John André is arrested as a spy by American soldiers exposing Benedict Arnold’s change of sides.
  • 1803
    Second Anglo-Maratha War: Battle of Assaye between the British East India Company and the Maratha Empire in India.
  • 1806
    Lewis and Clark return to St. Louis after exploring the Pacific Northwest of the United States.
  • 1821
    Tripolitsa, Greece, falls and 30,000 Turks are massacred during the Greek War of Independence.
  • 1845
    The Knickerbockers Baseball Club, the first baseball team to play under the modern rules, is founded in New York.
  • 1857
    The Russian warship Lefort capsizes and sinks during a storm in the Gulf of Finland, killing all 826 aboard.
  • 1905
    Norway and Sweden sign the “Karlstad treaty”, peacefully dissolving the Union between the two countries.
  • 1908
    University of Alberta in Alberta, Canada, is founded.
  • 1909
    The Phantom of the Opera (original title: Le Fantôme de l'Opéra), a novel by French writer Gaston Leroux, is first published as a serialization in Le Gaulois.
  • 1941
    World War II: The first gas chamber experiments are conducted at Auschwitz.
  • 1962
    The Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City opens with the completion of the first building, the Philharmonic Hall (now Avery Fisher Hall) home of the New York Philharmonic.
  • 1972
    Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos announces over television and radio the implementation of martial law.
  • 1973
    Juan Perón returns to power in Argentina.
  • 1983
    Gulf Air Flight 771 is bombed, killing all 117 people on board.
  • 1988
    José Canseco of the Oakland Athletics becomes the first member of the 40-40 club.
  • 1999
    Celebrate Bisexuality Day was first observed in the United States.
  • 1999
    NASA announces that it has lost contact with the Mars Climate Orbiter.
  • 1999
    Qantas Flight 1 overruns the runway in Bangkok during a storm. Although some passengers only receive minor injuries, it is still the worst crash in Qantas’s history since 1960.

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