September 23 in history


On September 23:

480 BC Greek playwright Euripides was born.


1846 the planet Neptune was discovered by French astronomer Urbain Jean Joseph Le Verrier.

Neptune from Voyager 2 Neptune from Voyager 2

1869 Mary Mallon, also known as Typhoid Mary the first person in the USA to be indentified as a healthy carrier of Typhoid Fever was born.
1887 Tongariro mountains were gifted to the Crown by Ngati Tuwharetoa.
1920 US actor Mickey Rooney was born.
1930 US musician Ray Charles was born.
1939 English cricket commentator Henry Blofeld was born.
1943 Spanish singer Julio Iglesias was born.
1944 Australian singer & song writer Eric Bogle was born.

Bogle with John Munro in Watford during their 2009 farewell tour
1949 US singer Bruce Springsteen was born.
1973 Juan Perón  returned to power in Argentina.
Sourced from NZ History Online & Wikipedia. 

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