What Happened on September 22

Significant 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
  • 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

Would You Believe?

All female jury hears case of Judith Catchpole, accused of killing her child (acquit her) in Patuxent County, Maryland

On September 22, 1656

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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