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On September 23rd, 1939, Sigmund
the founder of psychoanalysis, died in London.
On this date:
In 63 B.C., Caesar Augustus was born in Rome.
In 1642, Harvard
College in Cambridge, Massachusetts, held its
In 1779, during
the Revolutionary War, the American warship
"Bon Homme Richard" defeated the HMS
"Serapis" after the American commander,
John Paul Jones, is said to have declared:
"I have not yet begun to fight!"
In 1780, British
spy John Andre was captured along with papers
revealing Benedict Arnold's plot to surrender
West Point to the British.
In 1806, the Lewis
and Clark expedition returned to St. Louis from
the Pacific Northwest.
In 1846, the
planet Neptune was discovered by German
astronomer Johann Gottfried Galle.
Republican vice-presidential candidate Richard M.
Nixon went on television to deliver what came to
be known as the "Checkers" speech as he
refuted allegations of improper campaign
In 1957, nine
black students who had entered Little Rock
Central High School in Arkansas were forced to
withdraw because of a white mob outside.
In 1962, New
York's Philharmonic Hall (since renamed Avery
Fisher Hall) formally opened as the first unit of
the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.
In 1973, former
Argentine president Juan Peron was returned to
Ten years ago:
Iraq threatened to destroy Middle East oil fields
and attack Israel if other nations tried to force
it from Kuwait. South African President F.W. de
Klerk arrived in the US for talks with President
Five years ago: In
a wide-ranging interview aboard Air Force One,
President Clinton admitted he had tended in the
past to get hung up on details, and pledged to do
a better job in providing reassuring leadership
to Americans confused by tumultuous times.
One year ago:
President Clinton vetoed the Republicans' $792
billion tax cut bill, calling it "too big,
too bloated." The Mars Climate Orbiter
apparently burned up as it was about to go into
orbit around the Red Planet.
imagines itself to be more intelligent than the
one that went before it, and wiser than the one
that comes after it."
George Orwell (Eric Blair), British author