What happened today in history?
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September 23

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
2003AMD introduces the Athlon 64, the first Windows-compatible 64-bit PC processor, at a launch party in San Francisco.
1999NASA announces that contact with the Mars Climate Orbiter is lost as the craft was preparing to orbit the planet.
1983Saint Kitts and Nevis joins the United Nations.
1973Juan Peron returns to Argentina as president.

The Beatles: White Album (Capitol Records)
The Beatles begin recording Happiness Is A Warm Gun, a song that will ultimately appear on the White Album, at Abbey Road Studios in London.
(photo credit: Capitol Records)

1962Philharmonic Hall becomes the first part of the new Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts to open in New York City.
1952Rocky Marciano knocks out 'Jersey' Joe Walcott to become the world heavyweight boxing champ. This is also the first-ever pay-TV event, broadcast to theatres across the US.
1939Psychologist Sigmund Freud dies in London.
1873The Detroit News newspaper is founded.
1846German astronomer Johann Galle discovers the planet Neptune.
1845The first pro baseball team, the Knickerbocker Baseball Club, is founded in New York City
1806Lewis and Clark return to St. Louis, after exploring the Pacific Northwest.
1779"I have not yet begun to fight!" shouts John Paul Jones, commanding the US warship Bonhomme Richard, when asked if he was prepared to surrender to the British.
1642  The first commencement exercises occur at Harvard.

Born today:

1972  Sarah Bettens - singer (K's Choice)

1970  Ani DiFranco - singer

1961  Elizabeth Pena - actress

1959  Lita Ford - singer, guitarist (The Runaways)

1959  Jason Alexander - actor (Seinfeld)

1949  Bruce Springsteen - singer, guitarist

1947  Mary Kay Place - actress

1945  Ronald Bushy - drummer (Iron Butterfly)

1943  Julio Iglesias - singer

1943  Steve Boone - bassist, singer (The Lovin' Spoonful)

1938  Ben E. King - singer (The Drifters)

1930  Ray Charles - singer, pianist

1926  John Coltrane - sax player, composer

1920  Mickey Rooney - actor

1897  Walter Pidgeon - actor

1713  Ferdinand VI - King of Spain


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