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CEOAFRICA History Corner: September 23rd in focus
By: News Editor
Fri, 23 Sep 2022   ||   Nigeria,

In today's edition of history corner, we have cosidered and put together some memorable events across the globe, as usual. But some are so remarkable. they include the birth of President Buhari's former Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, the formation of the new Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the nuclear test performed by both the USA and the Great Britain. others include the creation of Akwa-ibom state, hunger strike in the Netherlands and lots more.enjoy!!!



September 23, 951

Otto I the Great became king of Italy.

September 23, 1122

Concordat of Worms agreed between Pope Calixtus II and Holy Roman Emperor Henry V.

September 23, 1561

King Philip II of Spain forbade Spanish settlements in Florida.

September 23, 1803

Battle of Assaye: British-Indian forces beat Maratha Army.

September 23, 1821

Fall of Tripolitsa, Greek forces massacred 30,000 Turks during Greek War of Independence.

September 23, 1845

Hunger strike occured in Hague.

September 23, 1862

US President Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation was published in northern newspapers.

September 23, 1863

Mary Church Terrell, an educator, political activist, and first president of the National Association of Colored Women was born on this day in Memphis, Tennessee. She was an 1884 graduate of Oberlin College External, America’s first college to admit women, and amongst the first to admit students of all races. Terrell was one of the first American women of African descent to graduate from college.

September 23, 1880

Jules Ferry formed French government.

September 23rd, 1891

Vocational school Troop College, later California Institute of Technology (CalTech) was established in Pasadena, California.

September 23, 1908

University of Alberta was opened.

September 23, 1913

Women protests took place in the Free State, South Africa, led by Charlotte Maxeke, resisting government's attempts to impose passes on women; passes were burnt in front of the municipal offices.

September 23, 1920

Alexander Millerand was elected president of France.

September 23, 1932

Abdulaziz Ibn Saud merged the Kingdom of Nejd and Hejaz into the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

September 23, 1941

General de Gaulle formed government in exile in London.

September 23, 1952

Former Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Abba Kyari, was born.

September 23, 1958

Great Britain performed atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island.

September 23, 1961

1st movie to become a TV series, "How to Marry a Millionaire" was premiered.

September 23, 1970

Abdul Razak bin Hussain became premier of Malaysia.

September 23, 1976

South Africa decided to allow multi-racial teams to represent them.

September 23, 1982

US performed nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.

September 23, 1987

Akwa Ibom State was created by the then Military Administration of General Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida. The creation of the State brought to fruition years of prolonged struggle by the people that occupied the mainland part of the former Cross River State.

September 23, 1992

Mud storm killed 30 in South France.

September 23, 1999

NASA announced that it has lost contact with the Mars Climate Orbiter.

September 23, 2002

The first public version of the web browser Mozilla Firefox ("Phoenix 0.1") was released.

September 23, 2004

At least 1,070 in Haiti reported killed by floods due to Hurricane Jeanne.

September 23, 2012

Iran blocked the use of Google as a search engine.




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