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On September 22nd, 1776, Nathan Hale was hanged
as a spy by the British during the Revolutionary
In 1789, Congress authorized the
office of Postmaster-General.
In 1792, the
French Republic was proclaimed.
In 1862, President
Lincoln issued the preliminary Emancipation
Proclamation, declaring all slaves in rebel
states should be free as of January first, 1863.
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In 1949, the
Soviet Union exploded its first atomic bomb.
In 1950, Omar N.
Bradley was promoted to the rank of five-star
general, joining an elite group that included
Dwight D. Eisenhower, Douglas MacArthur, George
C. Marshall and Henry H. "Hap" Arnold.
In 1958, Sherman
Adams, assistant to President Eisenhower,
resigned amid charges of improperly using his
influence to help an industrialist.
In 1964, the
musical "Fiddler on the Roof" opened on
Broadway, beginning a run of 3,242 performances.
In 1975, Sara Jane
Moore attempted to shoot President Ford outside a
San Francisco hotel, but missed.
In 1980, the
Persian Gulf conflict between Iran and Iraq
erupted into full-scale war.
songwriter Irving Berlin died in New York City at
Ten years ago:
Saudi Arabia expelled most of the Yemeni and
Jordanian envoys in Riyadh, accusing them of
unspecified "activities jeopardizing the
peace and security of the kingdom."
Five years ago: An
AWACS plane carrying US and Canadian military
personnel crashed on takeoff from Elmendorf Air
Force Base near Anchorage, Alaska, killing all 24
people aboard. Both sides rested in the O.J.
Simpson murder trial. Time Warner struck a $7.5
billion deal to buy Turner Broadcasting System
Incorporated. Publishing tycoon Steve Forbes
announced a latecomer bid for the Republican
One year ago: The
Justice Department sued the tobacco industry for
billions of dollars. Actor George C. Scott died
at his Southern California home at age 71. Shania
Twain won best entertainer while the Dixie Chicks
picked up three trophies, including best vocal
group, at the Country Music Association Awards.
"The autumn always
gets me badly, as it breaks into colours. I want
to go south, where there is no autumn, where the
cold doesn't crouch over one like a snow-leopard
waiting to pounce."
D.H. Lawrence, English author (1885-1930).