Once Upon A Time – Sept. 22 – 1965 – India And Pakistan Cease-Fire Goes Into Effect, Ending Indo-Pakistani War

1692 Last people hanged for witchcraft (8) in the US, 19 hanged overall, with six other deaths during Salem Witch Trials

1792 French First Republic formed by the National Convention, stripping the French king of his powers

1862 US President Abraham Lincoln issues preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, threatening to free all enslaved people in the rebel southern states if those states fail to re-join the Union by January 1, 1863

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

HISTORICAL EVENTS TODAY

TODAY IN FILM & TV

1994 “Friends” TV sitcom created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman debuts on NBC, starring Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer

TODAY IN MUSIC

1869 Richard Wagner’s opera “Das Rheingold” (the 1st piece of his “Ring” cycle) premieres in Munich, Germany

TODAY IN SPORT

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

1735 Robert Walpole becomes the first British “Prime Minister” (actually First Lord of the Treasury) to live at 10 Downing Street

1773 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

FAMOUS WEDDINGS

1794 Physicist Alessandro Volta (49) weds Teresa Peregrini

1854 Future railroad magnate Mark Hopkins Jr. marries Mary Sherwood

1940 “Adventures of Superman” actor George Reeves (26) weds

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