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It happened on a… September 23

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It happened on a… September 23


The great Roger Federer plays his last tennis match on September 23 at the Laver Cup in London. He ends his career with 20 Grand Slam titles.


Climate activist Greta Thunberg scolds world leaders “How Dare You” for not addressing climate change at the UN Climate Action Summit in New York.


“Modern Family” premieres on ABC, starring Ed ‘Neill and Sofia Vergara.


Quebec hockey player Manon Rhéaume plays in goal for Tampa Bay Lightning; first woman to play in a NHL exhibition game, and on one of the 4 major professional sports teams.


Canadian Ben Johnson sets world record in the 100 metre sprint at the Summer Olympic Games in 9.79 seconds against arch-rival, American Carl Lewis; later stripped of gold medal after testing positive for banned anabolic steroids.


Bob Marley’s last concert at Stanley Theatre Pittsburgh


1st broadcast of “Marcus Welby MD” on ABC-TV.


Quebecker Joseph Tremblay the first Canadian soldier to dies at the front in World War I.


Roland Garros of France becomes the first to fly in an airplane across the Mediterranean (from St. Raphael France to Bizerte, Tunisia).


The Phantom of the Opera (original title: Le Fantôme de l’Opéra, is first published.


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


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

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