What Happened on September 22

Historical Events

  • 1692 Last people hanged for witchcraft (8) in the US, 20 hanged overall during Salem witch trials
  • 1792 French First Republic formed by the National Convention, stripping French king of his powers
  • 1972 Dictator Idi Amin expels 8,000 Asians from Uganda
  • 1980 Iraq invades Iran in an attempt to control the Shatt al-Arab waterway
  • 2011 CERN scientists announce their discovery of neutrinos breaking the speed of light
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Did You Know?

Robert Walpole becomes the first British "Prime Minister" (actually First Lord of the Treasury) to live at 10 Downing Street

On September 22, 1735

Famous Weddings

  • 1794 Physicist Alessandro Volta (49) weds Teresa Peregrini
  • 1940 "Adventures of Superman" actor George Reeves (26) weds Ellanora Needles at the Church of Our Savior in San Gabriel, California
  • 1958 Film director Sydney Pollack (24) weds actress Claire Bradley Griswold (22)
  • 1973 Cartoonist Charles M. Schulz (50) weds Jean Forsyth Clyde
  • 1984 Brussels Princess Astrid marries Archduke Lorenz of Austrian-Este at Church of Our Lady of "De Zavel

Famous Divorces

  • 2000 Actress Patsy Kensit (32) divorces Oasis singer Liam Gallagher (28) due to unreasonable behaviour after 3 years of marriage
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