SEPTEMBER 23rd~ This Day in History video by History.com ~ 1875 : Billy the Kid was arrested for first time | & more about history on this day in the video…  Billy the Kid was arrested for the first time after stealing a basket of laundry. He later broke out of jail and roamed the American West, earning a reputation as an outlaw and murderer, alleged to be 21 murders.

MAJOR EVENTS iN HiSTORY ON THiS DAY ~ SEPTEMBER 23rd …see the timeline below for more details, births & events…

PEOPLE BORN ON THiS DAY ~ SEPTEMBER 23rd …in production …see the timeline below for more details & more events…

DEATHS ON THiS DAY ~ SEPTEMBER 23rd ..in production …see the timeline below for more details & more events…


1641 ~ The Merchant Royal was lost at sea off Land’s End, carrying a treasure worth more than a billion US dollars.

1846 ~ Astronomers Urbain Jean Joseph Le Verrier, John Couch Adams and Johann Gottfried Galle collaborated on the discovery of Neptune.

1889 ~ Nintendo Koppai was founded by Fusajiro Yamauchi to produce and market the playing card game Hanafuda. Nintendo Koppai later became Nintendo Company, Limited.

1908 ~ University of Alberta in Alberta, Canada, was founded.

1909 ~ The Phantom of the Opera (Le Fantôme de l’Opéra) novel by Gaston Leroux was first published as a serialization in Le Gaulois.

1913 ~ Roland Garros of France became the first to fly in an airplane across the Mediterranean, from St. Raphael, France to Bizerte, Tunisia.

1936 ~ Siniolchu’s summit was first climbed by the German climbers Karl Wien and Adi Göttner. Siniolchu is one of the tallest mountains of the Indian state of Sikkim.

1952 ~ Richard Nixon mades his Checkers speech.

1959 ~ The MS Princess of Tasmania, Australia’s first passenger roll-on/roll-off diesel ferry, made its maiden voyage across Bass Strait.

1962 ~ The Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts opened in New York City.

1999 ~ NASA announced that it had lost contact with the Mars Climate Orbiter.

2002 ~ Mozilla Firefox Phoenix 0.1 web browser  was released.

2004 ~ Hurricane Jeanne killed about 1,070 people in Haiti  with floods.

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