Today In History September 23
September 23 is the 266th day of the year. There are 99 days remaining until the end of the year.
Today's Highlight In History; 1939- Sigmund Freud, the founder of psychoanalysis, died in London at age 83.
Sigmund Freud, born Sigismund Schlomo Freud; 6 May 1856 – 23 September 1939) was an Austrian neurologist who became known as the founding father of psychoanalysis.
Freud qualified as a doctor of medicine at the University of Vienna in 1881, and then carried out research into cerebral palsy, aphasia and microscopic neuroanatomy at the Vienna General Hospital. He was appointed a university lecturer in neuropathology in 1885 and became an affiliated professor (professor extraordinarius) in 1902.
1846, Neptune was identified as a planet by German astronomer Johann Gottfried Galle
1879 Richard Rhodes invented a hearing aid called the Audiophone.
1908 – University of Alberta in Alberta, Canada, is founded.
1913 – Roland Garros of France becomes the first to fly in an airplane across the Mediterranean (from St. Raphael France to Bizerte, Tunisia).
1932 – The Kingdom of Hejaz and Nejd is renamed the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
1938 – Mobilization of the Czechoslovak army in response to the Munich Crisis.
1939 – Sigmund Freud, the founder of psychoanalysis, died in London at age 83.
1943 – World War II: The Nazi puppet state the Italian Social Republic is founded.
1952 – Richard Nixon makes his "Checkers speech".
1959 – The MS Princess of Tasmania, Australia's first passenger roll-on/roll-off diesel ferry, makes her maiden voyage across Bass Strait.
1962 – The Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts opens in New York City.
1969 – The Chicago Eight trial opens in Chicago.
1983 – Saint Kitts and Nevis joins the United Nations.
1983 – Gerrie Coetzee of South Africa becomes the first African boxing world heavyweight champion.
1983 – Gulf Air Flight 771 is bombed, killing all 117 people on board
1991 - Armenia declared its independence from the Soviet Union.
1999 – Celebrate Bisexuality Day was first observed in the United States.
1999 – NASA announces that it has lost contact with the Mars Climate Orbiter.
2002 – The first public version of the web browser Mozilla Firefox ("Phoenix 0.1") is released.
2004 – Hurricane Jeanne: At least 1,070 in Haiti are reported to have been killed by floods.
2008 – Kauhajoki school shooting: Matti Saari kills 10 people before committing suicide.
2011 – Sierra Leone's albinos launched an association to defend their rights and asked the government for jobs and scholarships to help them fight marginalization.
2011 – In Nigeria a 40-foot container of explosive materials was intercepted at the port of Tin Can in Lagos. The container, originated from China and was falsely declared to contain industrial spares and children's toys.
2012 – In northern Nigeria a suicide car bomber blew himself up outside a Catholic church, killing himself and at least two other people. In the southeast 20 people died when a broken gasoline pipeline caught fire, burning alive those gathering the fuel in Abia state.