Historical Events for 23rd September 2019

1779 – John Paul Jones’ “Bon Homme Richard” defeats HMS Serepis
1857 – Russian warship Leffort disappears in a storm in the Gulf of Finland; 826 die
1904 – Francis Younghusbands leaves Lhasa, Tibet
1938 – Time capsule, to be opened in 6939, buried at World’s Fair in NYC (capsule contained a woman’s hat, man’s pipe and 1,100′ of microfilm)
1941 – General de Gaulle forms government in exile in London
1952 – Undefeated Rocky Marciano KOs defending champion Jersey Joe Walcott in the 13th round at Municipal Stadium, Philadelphia for the world heavyweight boxing title
1968 – WKMR TV channel 38 in Morehead, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting
1970 – Gary Muhrcke wins 1st NY Marathon
1982 – Amin Gemayel sworn in as President of Lebanon
1988 – Premiere of director Paul Schrader’s crime biopic “Patty Hearst”

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