History's September 22
    2014 NASA's MAVEN space probe successfully arrives in orbit over Mars
    2013 Angela Merkel and the Christian Democrats win a third term with their best result since 1990 in German Federal elections
    2013 78 people are killed in a church suicide bombing in Peshawar, Pakistan
    2013 65th Prime time Emmy Awards: "Breaking Bad" and "Modern Family" win
    2012 7 pedestrians are killed by a drunk driver who hit a bus stop at 200km an hour in Moscow
    2011 CERN scientists announce their discovery of neutrinos breaking the speed of light
    2006 A German maglev train crashes, killing 23.
    2006 The F-14 Tomcat retires from the United States Navy.
    2006 Hezbollah claims "Divine Victory" over Israel in a massive demonstration in Beirut.
    2004 "Lost" created by J.J. Abrams and starring Matthew Fox and Evangeline Lilly debuts on ABC in the US
    2003 David Hempleman-Adams becomes the first person to cross the Atlantic Ocean in an open-air, wicker-basket hot air balloon.
    2002 54th Emmy Awards: The West Wing, Friends, Michael Chiklis & Allison Janney win
    1999 "The West Wing" created by Alan Sorkin and starring Martin Sheen, Rob Lowe and Richard Schiff, debuts on NBC
    1999 33rd Country Music Association Award: Shania Twain, Martina McBride & Tim McGraw wins
    1997 Bentalha massacre in Algeria; over 200 villagers killed.
    1997 Marv Albert pleads not guilty to sexual charges
    1997 Elton John releases Diana tribute "Candle in the Wind "
    1996 4th Solheim Cup: US beats Europe 17-11 at St Pierre Wales
    1995 E-3B AWACS crashed outside of Elmendorf AFB, Alaska after multiple bird strikes to two of the four engines soon after takeoff; all 24 on board killed
    1994 Rasmussen government in Denmark, resigns
    1993 Supreme Soviet dismisses President Boris Yeltsin
    1993 A Transair Georgian Airlines Tu-154 is shot down by a missile in Sukhumi, Georgia.
    1993 STS-51 (Discovery) lands
    1993 Nolan Ryan, 46, pitches his last game
    1992 Heavy storm in South France, 34 die
    1991 NY MTA yanks 6,000 ads for "Dr Tusch" (Dr Jeffrey Lavigne)
    1991 Pat Bradley wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic
    1991 ABN & AMRO Dutch banks merge
    1991 California University makes Dead Sea Scrolls public
    1991 Harry Gant wins NSACAR Goody's 500
    1991 Miami Dolphins coach Don Shula records his 300th career NFL victory
    1990 Andre Dawson steals his 300th base & is only player other than Willie Mays to have 300 HRs, 300 steals & 2,000 hits
    1990 Saudi Arabia expels many Jordanian & Yemeni envoys
    1989 "Baywatch", starring David Hasselhoff and Pamela Anderson, debuts on NBC
    1989 IRA-bomb kills 10 British marines in Kent
    1989 Cards outfielder Leon Durham suspended for 60 days due to drugs
    1988 South Korean coaches attack NZ referee after disputing his decision, Olympic Korean boxer stages a 67 minute sit-in
    1988 Canada begins production of a $5 silver Maple Leaf bullion coin
    1987 2nd regular-season National Football League player strike begins
    1987 Dow-Jones index rises record 75.23 points
    1987 Janet B Evans swims female world record 400m freestyle (4:03.85)
    1987 NFL players go on strike for 24 days
    1987 Red Sox Wade Boggs ties AL record of 200 hits for 5 straight seasons
    1986 India v Australia Test Cricket at Madras finishes in a tie
    1986 35 countries signs disarmament accord in Stockholm
    1986 LA Dodger Fernando Valenzuela is 1st Mexican to win 20 games
    1985 Billy Martin's right arm is broken by pitcher Ed Whitson
    1985 Earthquake strikes Mexico, 2,000 killed
    1985 Rock and country musicians participate in FarmAid in Champaign, Illinois
    1985 Val Skinner wins LPGA Konica San Jose Golf Classic
    1985 St Louis Cardinals set an unusual streak record by winning 9 of 10 games, each pitched by a different man
    1985 The Plaza Accord was signed in New York City.
    1985 37th Emmy Awards: Cagney & Lacey, Cosby Show & Tyne Daly win
    1985 French Prime Minister Laurent Fabius appears on TV to confess "Agents of the DGSE sank this boat [Rainbow Warrior]. They acted on orders.”
    1983 USSR performs underground nuclear test
    1983 Zhu Jianhau (China) sets high jump record at 7'9 3/4"
    1983 Everly Brothers reunite after 10 years (Royal Albert Hall)
    1983 NASA launches Galaxy-B
    1982 Duleep Mendis completes twin cricket tons for Sri Lanka v India
    1982 SF's cable cars made a final run before closing down for 20-month
    1982 Sitcom "Family Ties starring Michael J. Fox premieres on NBC
    1981 Sandra Day O'Connor appointed to Supreme Court
    1980 John & Yoko sign a recording contract with Geffen Records
    1980 Iraq invades Iran in an attempt to control the Shatt al-Arab waterway
    1979 Israel performs nuclear test at Indian Ocean
    1979 Larry Parrish (Expos) HRs off Rawly Eastwick (Phillies) in DH
    1978 Israeli PM Menachem Begin returns home after Camp David summit
    1977 Minn Twin Bert Blyleven no-hits California Angels, 9-0
    1977 Preston Jones' "Texas Trilogy" premieres in NYC
    1977 West German Red Army Faction terrorist kills policeman in Utrecht
    1976 "Charlie's Angels" starring Farrah Fawcett debuts
    1975 2nd assassination attempt on US President Gerald Ford by Sara Jane Moore fails in San Francisco
    1975 World Football League folds
    1973 "Little Night Music" opens at Majestic Theater on Broadway
    1973 20th Ryder Cup: US, 19-13 at Muirfield, Scotland
    1973 Balt Oriole Al Bumbry hits 3 triples vs Milwaukee Brewers
    1973 Henry Kissinger, sworn in as America's 1st Jewish Secretary of State
    1972 Dictator Idi Amin expels 8,000 Asians from Uganda
    1971 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
    1971 OPEC directs members to negotiate price increases to offset the devaluation of the US dollar
    1970 Pres Nixon requests 1,000 new FBI agents for college campuses
    1969 "Music Scene" debuts on ABC-TV
    1969 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
    1969 SF Giant Willie Mays, becomes second player to hit 600 home runs
    1968 KMTC (now KDEB) TV channel 27 in Springfield, MO (IND) 1st broadcast
    1968 Twins' Cesar Tovar pitched a hitless inning & plays all 9 positions
    1968 Zond 5 completes flight
    1968 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Kings River Golf Open
    1968 Iraq adopts constitution
    1967 Phillies release pitcher Dallas Green, their future manager
    1967 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
    1966 Surveyor 2 crashes on Moon
    1966 Orioles beat A's 6-1 to clinch their 1st AL pennant
    1966 Only 413 show up at a Yankee Stadium game
    1966 KMEB TV channel 10 in Wailuku, HI (PBS) begins broadcasting
    1966 Edward Albee's "Delicate Balance" premieres in NYC
    1965 India & Pakistan ceases-fire goes into effect, ending Indo-Pakistani War
    1964 "Fiddler on the Roof" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 3242 performances
    1964 "Man from U.N.C.L.E," premieres on NBC-TV
    1963 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Visalia Ladies' Golf Open
    1963 Czechoslovakian premier Široký deposed by Josef Lenart
    1962 Bob Dylan plays NYC Carnegie Hall
    1961 Antonio Albertondo (Argentina) at 42, completes 1st "double" crossing swim of English Channel in 43 hrs 10 min
    1961 Jim Gentile's ties record of 5 grand slams in a year
    1960 Mali (formerly French Sudan) declares independence from France
    1959 Chicago White Sox clinch AL pennant
    1958 US nuclear subne USS Skate remains 31 days under Pole (record)
    1958 KTVK TV channel 3 in Phoenix, AZ (ABC) begins broadcasting
    1957 Duke Snider's 39th & 40th home runs are last hit at Ebbets Field
    1957 "Maverick" premieres
    1955 (ITV) Commercial TV begins in UK; meanwhile on BBC radio Grace Archer is killed in a barn fire on Brookfield Farm - the BBC denied that this was a spoiler!
    1955 -28] Hurricane Janet, kills 500 in Caribbean
    1954 Bkln Dodger Karl Spooner strikes out 15 NY Giants in his 1st game
    1953 Islamic uprising in Atjeh at Indonesia
    1950 Omar N Bradley promoted to rank of 5-star general
    1950 Nobel peace prize awarded to Ralph J Bunche (1st black winner)
    1949 WFMY TV channel 2 in Greensboro-High Point, NC (CBS) 1st broadcast
    1947 Brooklyn Dodgers clinch NL pennant defeating St. Louis Cardinals 94-60
    1946 Evelyn Dick charged with butchering husband
    1944 Operation Market Garden: Polish paratroopers land at Driel
    1944 Boulogne reoccupied by Allies
    1944 President Jose P. Laurel declared the country under martial law in through Proclamation No. 29
    1944 US troops land on Ulithi
    1943 Destroyer HMS Keppel sinks U-229
    1943 Destroyer HMS Itchen torpedoed & sinks
    1943 British dwarf submarines attack Tirpitz
    1942 Meulenberg robs of church bells
    1941 British signal officer Bill Hudson lands in Montenegro
    1937 Spanish Civil War: Peña Blanca is taken; the end of the Battle of El Mazuco.
    1937 Forest fire kills 14 & injures 50 in Cody Wyoming
    1935 Boston Braves lose NL record 110th game of year en route to 115
    1934 An explosion takes place at Gresford Colliery in Wales, leading to the deaths of 266 miners and rescuers.
    1932 Hungarian government of Károlyi falls
    1931 In New Zealand, the Coalition Government forms to combat the Depression (their lack of success led to the election of the First Labour Government in 1935)
    1927 Gene Tunney beats Jack Dempsey for the 2nd time in 10 for heavyweight boxing title
    1927 Famous "Long count" fight (Dempsey loses to Tunney)
    1927 Yanks Earle Coombs hits 3 triples
    1926 Belgian crown prince Leopold & Swedish princess Astrid get engaged
    1925 Yank Ben Paschal hits 2 inside-the-park-homers
    1922 US Congress passes the Cable Act, under which an American women who marries an 'alien' will not lose citizenship; neither will a women marrying an American automatically become a citizen
    1921 The League of Nations accepts membership of independent Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania
    1921 Music Box Theater opens at 239 W 45th St NYC
    1920 Chicago grand jury convenes to investigate charges that 8 White Sox players conspired to fix the 1919 World Series
    1919 -Jan 20] Steel strike in the US
    1915 Southern Methodist University (Dallas Texas) holds its 1st class
    1915 Xavier University, 1st Black Catholic College in US, opens in NO LA
    1915 Red Sox ask Braves for use of their larger park for World Series
    1914 Louis Botha, premier of the Union of South Africa, assumes command of the armed forced after having dismissed General Beyers because of his resistance to aiding British in the war against Germany
    1914 1 German submarine sinks 3 British ironclads, 1,459 die
    1913 George Cohan's "Seven Keys to Baldpate" premieres in NYC
    1913 Coal mine explosion kills 263 at Dawson New Mexico
    1913 The first batch of Indian passive resisters, consisting of 12 men and 4 women (including Mrs. Kasturba Gandhi) are arrested at Volksrust and imprisoned in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
    1912 Eddie Collins repeats record of stealing 6 bases in a game (9/7/12)
    1911 Cy Young beats Pitts 1-0 for his final career victory, number 511
    1910 Saskatchewan Rugby Football Union forms
    1910 The Duke of York's Cinema opened in Brighton. It is still operating today, making it the oldest continually operating cinema in Britain.
    1908 Bulgaria declares independence from Ottoman Empire (Turkey)
    1906 Race riot in Atlanta Georgia, kills 21
    1906 In New Zealand, Domestic workers call for a 68-hour working week
    1905 11th US Golf Open: Willie Anderson shoots a 314 at Myopia Club Mass
    1905 Race riot in Atlanta Georgia (10 blacks & 2 whites killed)
    1903 Italo Marchiony granted patent for ice cream cone
    1896 Queen Victoria surpasses her grandfather King George III as the longest reigning monarch in British history.
    1885 Lord Randolph Churchill makes a speech in Ulster in opposition to Home Rule e.g. "Ulster will fight and Ulster will be right".
    1877 Rudolf Virchow delivers an anti-Darwinian speech to the Congress of German Naturalist and Physicians, Munich where he spoke against the teaching of the theory of evolution in schools
    1869 Richard Wagner's opera "Rhine Gold" premieres in Munich
    1868 Race riots in New Orleans La
    1866 Decisive battle of Curupaity in the War of the Triple Alliance.
    1864 Battle of Fisher's Hill VA-Gen Early Retreats to Brown's Gap
    1864 Sheridan sets up camp in Harrisonburg VA
    1862 President Lincoln, says he will free slaves in all states on Jan 1
    1861 Fort Fauntleroy (Wingate), rapes Navaho Indians
    1851 The city of Des Moines, Iowa was incorporated as Fort Des Moines.
    1817 John Quincy Adams becomes US Secretary of State
    1792 French First Republic formed by the National Convention, stripping French King of his powers
    1789 Congress established the Postal Service, initially requiring the first Postmaster General to report to the President through the Secretary of the Treasury
    1784 Russian trappers established a colony on Kodiak Island, AK
    1772 1st Partition of Poland is ratified by Austria, Prussia and Russia
    1761 Coronation of George III of the United Kingdom and Queen Charlotte.
    1756 Nassau Hall opens at Princeton University
    1753 Pangeran Gusti installed as sultan of Banten
    1745 Bonnie Prince Charlie's army returns to Edinburgh
    1735 Robert Walpole is first British "Prime Minister" (actually First Lord of the Treasury) to live at 10 Downing Street
    1733 Polish King Lesczynski flees to Danzig
    1711 French troops occupy Rio de Janeiro
    1699 People of Rotterdam strike over high cost of butter
    1692 Last (8) people hanged for witchcraft in US (Salem Mass) 20 hanged overall
    1665 Moliere's "L'amour Medecin" premieres in Paris
    1656 All female jury hears case of woman who killed her child (acquit her)
    1598 Playwright and poet Ben Jonson is indicted for manslaughter as the result of a duel.
    1586 Battle at Zutphen: Dutch army, assisted by the English, against the Spanish
    1529 Cardinal Thomas Wolsey stripped of office as Lord Chancellor of England
    1504 Treaty of Blois: Philip of Burgundy & Maximilian I & Louis XII
    1504 Settled engagement of Karel of Luxembourg & Claudia the Beaujeu
    1499 Switzerland became an independent state.
    1236 The Lithuanians and Semigallians defeat the Livonian Brothers of the Sword in Battle of Šiauliai.
    530 Discorus begins his reign as Catholic anti-Pope
    530 St Felix IV reign as Catholic Pope ends
    530 Boniface II begins his reign as Catholic Pope
    66 Emperor Nero creates the Legion I Italica.
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