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This Day in History for September 23

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1806 – Lewis and Clark return to St Louis from Pacific Northwest.

1845 – 1st baseball team, NY Knickerbockers organize, adopt rule code.

1897 – 1st frontier days rodeo celebration (Cheyenne, Wyoming)

1912 – 1st Mack Sennett “Keystone Comedy” movie released “Cohen collects a Debt”

1927 – “Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans”, directed by F.W. Mamau, starring George O’Brien and Janet Gaynor, is released (Academy Awards Unique and Artistic Picture 1927)

1938 – Time capsule, to be opened in 6939, buried at World’s Fair in NYC (capsule contained a woman’s hat, man’s pipe & 1,100′ of microfilm).

1944 – Proclamation No. 30 was issued, declaring the existence of a state of war between the Philippines and the United States and the United Kingdom.

1949 – US President Harry Truman announces evidence of USSR’s 1st nuclear device detonation.

1952 – “Kaw-Liga” single recorded by Hank Williams.

1961 – 1st movie to become a TV series, “How to Marry a Millionaire” premieres.

1969 – “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” directed by George Roy Hill and starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford premieres.

1977 – Cheryl Ladd replaces Farrah Fawcett on TV show “Charlie’s Angels”

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

1986 – Congress selects the rose as US national flower.

1992 – Bradlee’s announces it will take over Alexander’s department stores in NYC.

1998 – 32nd Country Music Association Award: Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood & George Strait win.

2002 – The first public version of the web browser Mozilla Firefox (“Phoenix O.1”) is released.

2012 – Iran blocks the use of Google as a search engine.

2017 – US President Donald Trump withdraws invitation to the White House for NBA champions Golden State Warriors after Stephen Curry says he doesn’t want to attend.

2020 – President Donald Trump refuses to commit to a peaceful transfer of power after the US November election at a White House press conference.