September 23, 1997 in Nation/World

Today In History


In 63 B.C.: Caesar Augustus was born in Rome.

In 1780: British spy John Andre was captured along with papers revealing Benedict Arnold’s plot to surrender West Point to the British.

In 1806: The Lewis and Clark expedition returned to St. Louis from the Pacific Northwest.

In 1846: The planet Neptune was discovered by German astronomer Johann Galle.

In 1957: Nine black students who had entered Little Rock Central High School in Arkansas were forced to withdraw because of a white mob outside.

In 1973: Former Argentine president Juan Peron was returned to power.

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