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1780British Major John Andre reveals Benedict Arnold's plot to betray West Point

1926Gene Tunney beats Jack Dempsey in 10 for heavyweight boxing title

1938British premier Neville Chamberlain flies to Munich

1940Dutch nazi collaborator Mussert's 1st meeting with Hitler

1949US President Harry Truman announces evidence of USSR's 1st nuclear device detonation

1952Richard Nixon makes his "Checker's" speech

1952Rocky Marciano KOs Jersey Joe Walcott in 13 for heavyweight boxing title

1957"That'll Be Day" by Buddy Holly & Crickets reaches #1

1961Ernie Banks ends 717 consecutive-games-played streak

1973Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Portland Ladies Golf Open

1979Jane Fonda & 200,000 attend anti-nuke rally in Battery Park, NYC

1980Bob Marley's last concert at Stanley Theatre Pittsburgh

1984SF 49er Joe Montana misses his 1st start in 49 games

1984Sparky Anderson is 1st manager to win 100 games in both leagues

1990Nancy Lopez wins MBS LPGA Golf Classic

199832nd Country Music Association Award: Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood & George Strait wins

On This Day In History
Date Event
Sep 23, 951
Otto I the Great becomes king of Italy 
Sep 23, 1122
Concordat of Worms agreed between Pope Calixtus II and Holy Roman Emperor Henry V 
Sep 23, 1408
Battle of Othée; victory of John the Fearless, duke of Burgundy over Liège. 
Sep 23, 1459
Battle of Blore Heath in Staffordshire, the first major battle of the English Wars of the Roses. 
Sep 23, 1513
King Henry III & Emperor Maximilian conquer Doornik 
Sep 23, 1561
King Philip II of Spain forbids Spanish settlements in Florida 
Sep 23, 1642
Harvard College in Cambridge, Mass, 1st commencement 
Sep 23, 1739
Russia & Turkey sign Peace of Belgrade 
Sep 23, 1746
Jacob Gilles appointed Dutch pension advisor 
Sep 23, 1779
John Paul Jones' "Bon Homme Richard" defeats HMS Serepis 
Sep 23, 1780
British Major John Andre reveals Benedict Arnold's plot to betray West Point 
Sep 23, 1795
Conseil of the Cinq-Cents (Council of 500), forms in Paris 
Sep 23, 1803
Battle of Assaye: British-Indian forces beat Maratha Army 
Sep 23, 1806
Lewis & Clark return to St Louis from Pacific Northwest 
Sep 23, 1818
Border demarcation markers for Moresnet formally installed. 
Sep 23, 1821
Fall of Tripolitsa, Greece, massacre of 30.000 Turks. 
Sep 23, 1830
Dutch troops occupy Brussels 
Sep 23, 1835
HMS Beagle sails to Charles Island in Galapagos archipelago 
Sep 23, 1845
1st baseball team, NY Knickerbockers organize, adopt rule code 
Sep 23, 1845
Hunger strike in Hague 
Sep 23, 1846
Johann Gottfried Galle & Heinrich d'Arrest find Neptune 
Sep 23, 1857
Russian warship Leffort disappears in a storm in the Gulf of Finland; 826 die 
Sep 23, 1862
Lincoln's Emancipation is published in Northern Newspapers 
Sep 23, 1863
Confederate siege of Chattanooga begins 
Sep 23, 1864
Battle of Athens VA 
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