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This Day in History: September 23

September 23: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?

(Page last edited 10/12/2017)

  1. 1806 - Lewis and Clark return to St. Louis after exploring the Pacific Northwest of the United States.
  2. 1846 - Astronomers Urbain Jean Joseph Le Verrier, John Couch Adams and Johann Gottfried Galle collaborate on the discovery of Neptune.
  3. 1889 - Nintendo Koppai (Later Nintendo Company, Limited) is founded by Fusajiro Yamauchi to produce and market the playing card game Hanafuda.
  4. 1999 - NASA announces that it has lost contact with the Mars Climate Orbiter.
  5. 2002 - The first public version of the web browser Mozilla Firefox ("Phoenix 0.1") is released.
  6. Famous Birthdays: Euripides (Greek playwright), Augustus Caesar (Roman Emperor), Ray Charles (American musician), Igor Ivanov (Russian politician), Bruce Springsteen (American singer-songwriter),

For famous birthdays and other daily events in history, visit our Daily Dose Activities.

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