Today in History – September 23

Important Events

1122 Concordat of Worms agreed between Pope Calixtus II and Holy Roman Emperor Henry V

1821 Fall of Tripolitsa, Greek forces massacre 30,000 Turks during the Greek War of Independence

1862 Otto von Bismarck appointed Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Prussia by King Wilhelm I

1884 American Herman Hollerith patents his mechanical tabulating machine, the beginning of data processing

1889 Nintendo Koppai (Later Nintendo Company, Limited) founded by Fusajiro Yamauchi to produce and market the playing card game Hanafuda

1957 President Dwight D. Eisenhower orders US troops to support the integration of nine black students at Little Rock Central High School in Arkansas

2018 Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi launches “Modicare”, free healthcare for 500 million, world’s biggest healthcare program

Today in Film & TV

1962 ABC’s 1st colour TV series – The Jetsons by Hanna-Barbera first broadcast

Today in Music

1957 “That’ll Be the Day” by Buddy Holly and the Crickets reaches #1

Today in Sport

1845 1st baseball team, NY Knickerbockers organize, adopt rule code

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