Historical Events for 23rd September 2021

1845 – Hunger strike in Hague
1908 – Giant Fred (Bonehead) Merkle fails to touch 2nd, causes 3rd out in 9th and disallows winning run (game ends tied, Cubs win replay and pennant)
1938 – British premier Neville Chamberlain flies to Munich
1940 – Dutch artist Piet Mondrian leaves Europe for New York, where he lives for the rest of his life
1942 – Soviet counter offensive at Stalingrad
1957 – “That’ll Be the Day” by Buddy Holly and the Crickets reaches #1
1968 – WKON TV channel 52 in Owenton, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting
1982 – “Doll’s Life” opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 5 performances
1988 – Jose Canseco is baseball’s 1st to steal 40 bases and hit 40 HRs
1996 – Howard Stern radio show premieres in Wilkes-Barre PA (WZMT 97.9 FM) and in West Palm Beach FL (WCLB 95.5 FM)

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