Historical Events for 16th September 2023

1915 – Tsar Nicholas II of Russia adjourns 4th Duma
1920 – The “Wall Street bombing” occurs at 12:01 when a horse-drawn wagon explodes on Wall Street, New York, killing 38 and injuring 143
1940 – US President FDR signs Selective Training and Service Act – 1st US peacetime draft
1941 – Jews of Vilna, Poland, confined to the Ghetto
1954 – CKLW TV channel 9 in Windsor, ON (CBC) begins broadcasting
1961 – CDU loses West German election
1965 – Boston Red Sox Dave Morehead no-hits Cleveland Indians, 2-0
1965 – Sobibor trial opens in Hagen, West Germany
1974 – US President Gerald Ford announces conditional amnesty for US Vietnam War deserters
1997 – Mark McGwire signs with the St Louis Cardinals for $26M

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