This Day in History – September 23

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September 23

Did you know that September 23 is celebrated as International Day of Sign Languages? This day also marks the birth anniversary of Martin Luther King III. Some major events have taken place on September 23. To know more about these important events of September 23, read through the blog. 

What Happened in India on September 23?

  • 1803 – Second Anglo-Maratha War
    The Battle of Assaye was fought between the Maratha Empire and  British East India Company.
  • 2018 – Launch of Modicare
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched ‘Modicare’. This program was about free healthcare for 500 million and was claimed to be the world’s biggest healthcare program
Credits : AlJazeera

Important Events that Happened Across the Globe on September 23

  • 1821 – Tripolitsa Captured
    During the Greek War of Independence, Tripolitsa was captured by Greek Rebels.
  • 1889 – Nintendo Koppai Founded
    On September 23, 1889 Nintendo Koppai which was later renamed as Nintendo Company was founded by Fusajiro Yamauchi.
  • 1899 – Battle of Olongapo
    The Filipino battery was destroyed at the American Asiatic Squadron.
  • 1905 – Karlstad Treaty signed
    The Karlstad Treaty was signed between Norway and Sweden, which peacefully dissolved union between the two countries.  
  • 1938 – Mobilisation of Czechoslovak Army
    The Czechoslovak Army was mobilised in response to the Munich Agreement.
  • 1942 – World War II 
    Japanese units along the Matanikau River were attacked by US Marines.
  • 1943 – World War II
    The Italian Social Republic, Nazi public state was founded.
  • 2004 – Hurricane Jeanne
    3,000 people died in Haiti after massive flooding and mudslides.
Credits : WESH 2 News

Famous Birthdays

  • 1935 – Prem Chopra
    Prem Chopra is an Indian actor in Hindi and Punjabi films.
Credits : Zoom
  • 1957 – Martin Luther King III
    Martin Luther King III is an American human rights advocate.

Hope you are now familiar with the events of historical significance that took place on this day in history – September 23. For more such informative content, stay connected to Leverage Edu! For the latest updates around study blogs, you can follow us on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and also subscribe to our newsletter.

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