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On This Day in History - 22nd September

Birthdays

1515Ann of Cleves, 4th wife of Henry VIII
1791Michael Faraday, English physicist
1902John Houseman, US actor and producer
1926William Franklin, Actor
1931Fay Weldon, British author
1961Catherine Oxenberg US television actress

Events

1792France declared itself a Republic, scrapping its monarchy
1862Abrahan Lincoln, the US President, ordered American slaves to be freed
1914German U-boats sank three British cruisers off the Dutch coast
1921Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia were admitted to the League of Nations
1966The first ever 'Star Trek' episode was broadcast in the USA
1972Ugandan leader Idi Amin expelled 8,000 Asians, giving them just 2 days to leave
1980The war between Iran and Iraq began
1989Irving Berlin, the famous American composer, died