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This Day in History – September 22, 2011




1692 Last people hanged for witchcraft in Britain’s North American colonies. 1656 All female jury hears case of woman who killed her child (acquit her) 1776 Nathan Hale is hanged for spying during American Revolution. 1784 Russian trappers established a colony on Kodiak Island, AK 1789 The office of United States Postmaster General is established. 1823 Joseph Smith, Jr. states he found the Golden plates on this date after being directed by God through the Angel Moroni to the place where they were buried. 1851 The city of Des Moines, Iowa is incorporated as Fort Des Moines. 1862 Slavery in the United States: a preliminary version of the Emancipation Proclamation is released. 1888 The first issue of National Geographic Magazine is published. 1893 The first American-made automobile, built by the Duryea Brothers, is displayed. 1896 Queen Victoria surpasses her grandfather King George III as the longest reigning monarch in British history. 1903 Italo Marchiony granted patent for the ice cream cone 1919 The steel strike of 1919, led by the Amalgamated Association of Iron and Steel Workers, begins in Pennsylvania before spreading across the United States. 1927 Jack Dempsey loses the “Long Count” boxing match to Gene Tunney. 1941 World War II: On Jewish New Year Day, the German SS murder 6,000 Jews in Vinnytsya, Ukraine. Those are the survivors of the previous killings that took place a few days earlier in which about 24,000 Jews were executed. 1945 Stan Musial gets 5 hits off 5 pitchers on 5 consecutive pitches 1966 Only 413 show up at a Yankee Stadium game 1967 Phillies release pitcher Dallas Green, their future manager 1968 Twins’ Cesar Tovar pitched a hitless inning & plays all 9 positions 1970 Pres Nixon requests 1,000 new FBI agents for college campuses 1973 Henry Kissinger, sworn in as America’s 1st Jewish Secretary of State 1975 World Football League folds 1975 Sara Jane Moore tries to assassinate U.S. President Gerald Ford, but is foiled by Oliver Sipple. 1979 The Vela Incident (also known as the South Atlantic Flash) is observed near Bouvet Island, thought to be a nuclear weapons test. 1980 Iraq invades Iran. 1985 Rock & country musicians participate in FarmAid in Champaign, Ill 1987 2nd regular-season National Football League player strike begins 1990 Andre Dawson steals his 300th base & is only player other than Willie Mays to have 300 HRs, 300 steals & 2,000 hits 1991 The Dead Sea Scrolls are made available to the public for the first time by the Huntington Library. 1993 A barge strikes a railroad bridge near Mobile, Alabama, causing the deadliest train wreck in Amtrak history. 47 passengers are killed. 1995 An E-3B AWACS crashes outside Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska after multiple bird strikes to two of the four engines soon after takeoff; all 24 on board are killed.]]]]> ]]>

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