Historical Events for 14th September 2023

1180 – Minamoto no Yoritomo led force of 300 defeated at Battle of Ishibashiyama in Japan
1856 – Battle of San Jacinto at Hacienda San Jacinto, Nicaraguan forces defeat American filibusters
1900 – There are now 62,000 foreign troops in Peking and nearby cities, still defeating Boxer Rebels.
1933 – 2 billion board feet of lumber destroyed in Tillamook Oregon fire
1942 – US Navy Admiral Chester Nimitz presents the 1st Medal of Honor of WWII, for courage and valor beyond the call of duty during the attack on Pearl Harbor, to sailor John William Finn; ceremony took place in Pearl Harbor aboard USS Enterprise
1958 – Two rockets designed by the German engineer Ernst Mohr, the first German post-war rockets, reach the upper atmosphere.
1972 – Jason Miller’s “That Championship Season,” premieres in NYC
1973 – Israel shoots down 13 Syrian MIG-21s
1985 – “The Golden Girls”, starring Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan, and Estelle Getty, debuts on NBC
2021 – California Governor Gavin Newsom defeats a state vote to recall him from office

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