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September 23rd

1992 … Manon Rhéaume becomes the first woman to play in a game in a major North American sports league, the National Hockey League (NHL). The Canadian plays in goal during a pre season Tampa Bay Lightning game. This talented goaltender was also on the Canadian women’s hockey team for the 1992 world championships. She won gold with the team that year, and will win it again in 1994.

1980 … Jamaican musician Bob Marley, who was especially known for popularizing reggae, performed his last concert, a sold-out show in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; he died of cancer the following year.

1806 …Lewis and Clark arrived in St. Louis, Missouri, at the end of their daring expedition to the Pacific Northwest.

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