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On This Day in History - 23rd September

Birthdays

1898Walter Pidgeon, American film actor
1920Mickey Rooney, American film actor
1930Ray Charles, American singer
1943Julio Iglesias, Spanish born singer
1949Bruce Springsteen, American rock singer
1951Jeff Squire, Rugby footballer

Events

1846The planet Neptune was discovered by German astronomer Johann Galle
1848Chewing gum went on sale for the first time in the United States
1912The first ever silent 'Keystone Cops' film was released
1940Japanese troops entered Indo China
1957An Asian flu epidemic swept across Britain
1974The BBC began broadcasting its Ceefax teletext service
1987Britain ended arms sales to Iran
1993A South African Bill granted blacks a legal say in affairs of state for the first time