Today in history: Sept. 23In 63 B.C., Caesar Augustus was...


September 23, 1995

Today in history: Sept. 23

In 63 B.C., Caesar Augustus was born in Rome.

In 1779, during the Revolutionary War, the American warship Bon Homme Richard defeated the HMS Serapis after the American commander, John Paul Jones, was said to have declared: "I have not yet begun to fight!"

In 1846, the planet Neptune was discovered by German astronomer Johann Gottfried Galle.

In 1952, 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 financing.

In 1962, "The Jetsons," an animated cartoon series about a space age family, premiered as the ABC television network's first color program.

In 1973, former Argentine president Juan Peron was returned to power.

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