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Tuesday, September 22th 2020

Today is the 266th day of 2020.  There are 99 days left in this year.

What Happened On This Day In History?

1776 Nathan Hale was hanged as a spy by the British during the Revolutionary War.
1789 Congress authorized the office of Postmaster-General.
1792 The French Republic was proclaimed.
1862 President Lincoln issued the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, declaring all slaves in rebel states should be free as of Jan. 1, 1863.
1927 Gene Tunney successfully defended his heavyweight boxing title against Jack Dempsey in the famous ''long-count'' fight in Chicago.
1949 The Soviet Union exploded its first atomic bomb.
1958 Sherman Adams, assistant to President Eisenhower, resigned amid charges of improperly using his influence to help an industrialist.
1964 The musical ''Fiddler on the Roof'' opened on Broadway, beginning a run of 3,242 performances.
1969 Willie Mays of the San Francisco Giants hit the 600th home run of his during a game in San Diego. Only two other players - Babe Ruth and Hank Aaron - have hit more home runs than Mays.
1975 Sara Jane Moore failed in an attempt to shoot President Ford outside a San Francisco hotel.
1980 The Persian Gulf conflict between Iran and Iraq erupted into full-scale war.
1988 The government of Canada apologized for the World War II internment of Japanese-Canadians and promised compensation.
1995 Time Warner struck a $7.5 billion deal to buy Turner Broadcasting System Inc.

Died on this day

1989 Songwriter Irving Berlin died in New York City at age 101.
1999 Actor George C. Scott died at his Southern California home at age 71.
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