11 Things That Happened This Day In History - 22nd September

Here is a note of 11 things that happened on this day in history

1. 1776 - Nathan Hale was hanged as a spy by the British during the Revolutionary War

2. 1862 - President Abraham Lincoln issues his first Emancipation Proclamation, which sets a date for the freedom of more than 3 million black slaves in the Confederated States

3. 1914 - Three British cruisers were sunk by one German submarine in the North Sea. 1,400 British sailors were killed. This event alerted the British to the effectiveness of the submarine

4. 1934 – An explosion takes place at Gresford Colliery in Wales, leading to the deaths of 266 miners and rescuers

5. 1949 - The Soviet Union explodes it's first nuclear bomb

6. 1955 - The first commercial television broadcasting begins in Britain by ITV (Independent Television)

7. 1975 - President Ford survives second assassination attempt

8. 1980 - The Persian Gulf conflict between Iran and Iraq erupts into full-scale war

9. 1989 – Irving Berlin, American songwriter dies at the age of 101

10. 1989 - An IRA bomb explodes at the recreation center at the Royal Marine School of Music in Deal, Kent has killed 10 young soldiers and injuring 22 more.

11. 1994 - TV sitcom Friends, debuts on NBC


Source: BBC, Wikipedia, historyorb.com, infoplease.com, history.co.uk, brainyhistory.com, on-this-day.com

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