September 23: Fun Facts about Today in History

Today in History


(September 23, 1846)
Astronomer Johann Gottfried Galle discovered the planet Neptune on this day in 1846, thanks to the theoretical predictions of Urbain-Jean-Joseph Le Verrier and John Couch Adams. photo source:


(September 23, 1869)
Mary Mallon, better known as Typhoid Mary, was born in Ireland and is suspected of creating many epidemics of typhoid illness while working as a domestic worker in the United States. photo source:

(September 23, 1932)
Saudi Arabia National Day.

(September 23, 1980)
Bob Marley, a Jamaican artist best known for popularising reggae, held his final concert in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to a sold-out crowd; he died the following year of cancer. photo source:

(September 23, 1987)
Bob Fosse, an American choreographer and director who transformed musicals with his own dance style, which included the frequent use of props, distinctive routines, and provocative steps, died in Washington, D.C. photo source:

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