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This Day in History: September 23rd

Posted by Alan on September 23, 2008 2:18 PM | Filed in This Day in History | Comments (1)

FlamboroughHead.png(Here's a new feature we'll try to do each day.  We'll see how it goes).

On this day in history:

1779:  Capt. John Paul Jones, his ship—the Bonhomme Richard—on fire and sinking during the Battle of Flamborough Head, tells the captain of the British ship Serapis:  "I have not yet begun to fight!"  Three hours later, Jones and his crew capture the Serapis.

1846:  Johann Gottfried Galle discovers Neptune while working at the Berlin Observatory.

1952:  Richard Nixon delivers his famous "Checkers" speech.


Posted by Greg on September 23, 2008 3:51 PM

And on September 23rd, 2008, I had lunch at Brenda's Bigger Burger, and it was tasty.