Historical Events for 23rd September 2018

1459 – Battle of Blore Heath in Staffordshire, 1st major battle of the English Wars of the Roses
1873 – Tom Allen beats Mike McCale for Heavyweight Boxing title
1913 – Women protests take place in the Free State, South Africa, led by Charlotte Maxeke, resisting government attempts to impose passes on women; passes are burnt in front of the municipal offices
1942 – Transport #36 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
1958 – Stravinsky’s “Thieni” premieres in Venice
1970 – Abdul Razak bin Hussain becomes premier of Malaysia
1970 – Chief Constable of the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) Arthur Young announces his resignation
1973 – Largest known prime, 2 ^ 132,049-1, is discovered
1993 – “Les Miserables” opens at Playhouse, Edinburgh
1999 – NASA announces that it has lost contact with the Mars Climate Orbiter.

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