23rd September

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2004 Hurricane Jean hits Haiti Hurricane Jean hits Haiti devastating the island and leaving 3000 people dead.
2000 Steve Redgrave wins fifth gold Steve Redgrave wins his fifth consecutive Olympic gold medal as part of the coxless fours at the Sydney Olympics.
1980 Bob Marley plays his last concert Bob Marley plays the last concert before his death, in Pittsburgh.
1976 Fire on HMS Glasgow Fire on board HMS Glasgow kills eight people.
1952 Charlie Chaplin returns to England Charlie Chaplin returns to England for the first time in 21 years.
1951 English Royalty undergoes operation King George VI has an operation to remove part of his lung.
1939 Sigmund Freud dies Sigmund Freud dies aged 83.
1900 World Socialists meet in Paris The fifth congress of Socialist International met in Paris with delegates from twenty one countries.
1846 Neptune discovered Johann Galle discovers the planet Neptune.

 

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On This Day - 23rd September