#September 23 Today In History

*. 1908– University of Alberta in Alberta, Canada, is founded.
*. 1913– Roland Garros of France becomes the first to fly in an airplane across the Mediterranean (from St. Raphael France to Bizerte, Tunisia).
*. 1932– The Kingdom of Hejaz and Nejd is renamed the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
*. 1952– Richard Nixon makes his " Checkers speech".
*. 1962– The Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts opens in New York City.
*. 1969– The Chicago Eight trial opens in Chicago.
*. 1973– Juan Perón returns to power in Argentina.
*. 1980– Bob Marley plays what would be his last concert in Pittsburgh.
*. 1983– Saint Kitts and Nevis joins the United Nations.
*.1983 – Gerrie Coetzee of South Africa becomes the first African boxing world heavyweight champion.
*.1983 – Gulf Air Flight 771 is bombed, killing all 117 people on board.
*. 1992– A large Provisional Irish Republican Army bomb destroys forensic laboratories in Belfast.
*. 1999– Celebrate Bisexuality Day was first observed in the United States.
*. 2002– The first public version of the web browser Mozilla Firefox("Phoenix 0.1") is released.
*. 2004– Hurricane Jeanne: At least 1,070 in Haiti are reported to have been killed by floods.
*. 2008– Kauhajoki school shooting: Matti Saari kills 10 people before committing suicide.
*.2008 – Convict Teresa Lewis became the first female inmate to die by lethal injection in the state of Virginia

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