On This Day

What Happened on September 22

Important Events

  • 1862 US President Abraham Lincoln says he will free slaves in all states on Jan 1
  • 1965 India and Pakistan cease-fire goes into effect, ending the Indo-Pakistani War
  • 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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September 22 in Sport

  • 1920 Chicago grand jury convenes to investigate charges that 8 White Sox players conspired to fix the 1919 World Series

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?

Benjamin Franklin publishes a hoax letter "An Edict by the King of Prussia" in the Public Advertiser, criticising Britain's colonial policies in the American colonies

On September 22, 1773

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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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