This Day In History
Sunday, September 23, 2018
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Events

in 1917

The National Hockey League(NHL)...
The National Hockey League(NHL) was organized in Montreal , Canada, during World War I after the suspension of operations of its predecessor organization, the National Hockey Association (NHA), which had been founded in 1909. It started with four teams and, through a series of expansions, contractions, and relocations, the league is now composed of 30 active franchises.
NHL, hockey, Montreal, Canada

in 1963

Kennedy in the presidential limousine seconds before the assassination
Kennedy in the presidential limousine seconds before the assassination
In Dallas, Texas, US President John F. Kennedy is assassinated and Texas Governor John B. Connally is seriously wounded. Suspect Lee Harvey Oswald is later captured and charged with the murder of both the President and police officer J. D. Tippit. Oswald is shot two days later by Jack Ruby while in police custody.
Kennedy, assassinated

in 1977

British Airways inaugurates a...
British Airways inaugurates a regular London to New York City supersonic Concorde service. Aérospatiale-BAC Concorde was a turbojet-powered supersonic passenger airliner, a supersonic transport (SST). It was a product of an Anglo-French government treaty, combining the manufacturing efforts of Aérospatiale and the British Aircraft Corporation. First flown in 1969, Concorde entered service in 1976 and continued commercial flights for 27 years.
Concorde, airliner





Births

in 1819
George Eliot

Mary Anne (Mary Ann, Marian) Evans better known by her pen name George Eliot, was an English novelist, journalist and translator, and one of the leading writers of the Victorian era. She is the author of seven novels, including Adam Bede (1859), The Mill on the Floss (1860), Silas Marner (1861), Middlemarch (1871–72), and Daniel Deronda (1876), most of them set in provincial England and well known for their realism and psychological insight.
in 1890
Charles de Gaulle

Charles André Joseph Marie de Gaulle was a French general and statesman who led the Free French Forces during World War II. He later founded the French Fifth Republic in 1958 and served as its first President from 1959 to 1969
in 1909
Mikhail Mil

Mikhail Leontyevich Mil was a Soviet aerospace engineer. He was founder of the Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant, which is responsible for many well-known Soviet helicopter models.

Deaths

in 1916
Jack London

John Griffith "Jack" London was an American author, journalist, and social activist.
in 1963
John F Kennedy

John Fitzgerald "Jack" Kennedy often referred to by his initials JFK, was the 35th President of the United States, serving from 1961 until his assassination in 1963.
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