Berlin (dpa) - The current calendar sheet for September 23, 2019:
39th calendar week, 266th day of the year
99 days left until the end of the year
Zodiac sign: Virgo
Name day: Linus, Thekla
2018 - Union and SPD agree on a transfer of the controversial Chiefs of Defense Hans-Georg Maassen into the Federal Ministry of the Interior. After massive criticism of this personality Maaßen must vacate his post in early November.
2014 - The US and Arab allies bombard positions of the terrorist militia Islamic State (IS) in northeastern Syria for the first time.
2009 - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad blames Israel for scolding the UN General Assembly. He calls the crackdown on the Palestinians "genocide" and accuses the Jews of dominating international politics.
2002 - Herta Däubler-Gmelin (SPD) renounces the office of Minister of Justice. It had caused considerable tensions in the German-American relationship, because it is said to have compared the Iraq policy of US President George W. Bush with the methods of Hitler.
1994 - The 59-year-old Dutchman is the first Western foreigner to be executed in Singapore for drug possession.
1991 - The Armenian Parliament proclaims the independence of the republic after the majority of the people have voted in favor of this move in a referendum.
1932 - After years of tribal warfare on the Arabian Peninsula, Ibn Saud founds the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
1889 - In Japan, the company Nintendo is founded. She first produces traditional Japanese playing cards.
1862 - King William I of Prussia appoints Otto von Bismarck as provisional Prime Minister.
1969 - Silvia Seidel, German actress (ZDF series "Anna"), d. 2012
1959 - Sam Raimi (60), American director («Spider-Man»)
1954 - Cherie Blair (65), British lawyer, wife of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair
1949 - Bruce Springsteen (70), American singer («Born in the USA»)
1934 - Per Olov Enquist (85), Swedish writer («Visiting the personal physician»)
1969 - Hans Deppe, German film director ("When the white lilac blossoms again"), producer and actor, b. 1897
1939 - Sigmund Freud, Austrian neurologist and psychologist, founder of psychoanalysis, born. 1856