Historical Events for 17th September 2023

642 – Arab forces under Amr ibn al-‘As conquer Alexandria
1873 – 19 students attend opening class at Ohio State University
1901 – Battle of Blood River Port: Boer commandos led by Louis Botha defeat a British Mounted Infantry force commanded by Major Hubert Gough
1955 – Future MLB Hall of Famer Baltimore Oriole Brooks Robinson goes 2-4 in his 1st game
1956 – Yanks clinch pennant #22 on Mantle’s 50th homer of year
1963 – “The Fugitive” starring David Janssen premieres on ABC TV
1980 – Bette Midler’s concert film “Divine Madness”, directed by Michael Ritchie, premieres
1980 – Oak A’s Rick Langford is removed with 2 outs in 9th inning ending his consecutive complete-game streak at 22
1992 – NFL decides to suspend World League Football
2018 – US border control agent confesses to the murder of four women and assault of another in Laredo, Texas

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