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On September the 23th
Floods caused by Hurricane Jeanne resulted in the death of more than a thousand people on the island nation of Haiti.
The Mozilla Firefox, then known as Phoenix, web browser was born.
A Qantas air passenger jet overrun the runway in Bangkok's airport. Only minor injuries were reported in what is the worst accident in the history of the Australian airline company.
The Caribbean federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis joined the United Nations.
Bob Marley performed his last concert in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as the last concert of the Uprising Tour. He had been diagnosed with cancer 3 years earlier which claimed his life the following year.
Chilean writer, Pablo Neruda, died at the age of 69. He was the winner of the 1971 Nobel Prize for literature and is considered as one of the greatest poets of all time. He was a left leaning ideologist and strong admirer of Russia's Joseph Stalin.
Juan Peron, returned to power in Argentina after being in exile for 18 years following a military coup in Argentina.
The Jetsons cartoon aired for the first time. The series was only produced for 2 years, but the continued popularity of its episodes led to an eventual new run of episodes between 1984 and 1987.
Rocky Marciano knocked out Jersey Joe Walcott in the thirteenth round to become the new Heavyweight Champion of the world.
Spanish singer, Julio Iglesias, was born in Madrid, Spain. He is Spain's top selling singer of all time and has sold over 250,000,000 records worldwide.
Austrian psychiatrist, Sigmund Freud, died at the age of 83. He was educated as a neurologist and is considered the father of psychoanalysis. In 1933, as the Nazis seized power in Germany, Freud's books were burnt publicly, actions which prompted him to move to England. He had been diagnosed with and treated numerous times for cancer of the mouth and had his jaw removed. He lived with constant pain, which at the end proved to be intolerable for him. His death was caused by a physician assisted morphine overdose.
American musician, Ray Charles, was born in Albany, Georgia. He overcame his blindness to become a huge musical star worldwide. He was not born blind, but began loosing his sight at the age of four and had lost it completely by the age of seven.
Italian politician, Aldo Moro, was born in Maglie, Italy. He is best remembered as the prime minister of Italy who was abducted and murdered by the terrorist group Red brigades in 1978.
William H. Bonney, also known as Billy the Kid was arrested for the first time. He escaped by worming his way up the jailhouse chimney and remained a fugitive ever since.
The first commercial production of chewing gum took place in the United States.
The Ottoman army under Suleiman I began the Siege of Vienna. It is viewed as the point in history when the Christian powers consolidated and put an end to the drive of the Ottomans into Europe.
Ruler of the Mongol Empire, Kublai Khan, was born. He was the grandson of Genghis Khan, and the last of the great Khans.
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Greek playwright, Euripides, was born in Athens. He is regarded as one of the greatest playwrights of all time and one of the most important writers of tragedy in classical Athens.
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