Today in History - September 22nd

  • 1776 – Nathan Hale is hanged as a spy by the British during the Revolutionary War
  • 1792 – The French Republic is proclaimed
  • 1949 – The Soviet Union explodes its first atomic bomb
  • 1964 –  The musical "Fiddler on the Roof" opens on Broadway, beginning a run of 3,242 performances
  • 1969 –  Willie Mays of the San Francisco Giants hits his 600th career home run during a game in San Diego
  • 1975 – Sara Jane Moore fails in an attempt to shoot President Gerald R. Ford outside a San Francisco hotel
  • 1980 –The conflict between Iran and Iraq erupts into full-scale war
  • 1988 – The government of Canada apologizes for the World War II internment of Japanese-Canadians and promised compensation
  • 1995 –Time Warner strikes a $7.5 billion deal to buy Turner Broadcasting System Inc
  • 2004 – CBS-owned TV stations are fined $550,000 by the Federal Communications Commission for showing Janet Jackson's exposed right breast during the Super Bowl halftime show

Famous and Historical Birthdays - Say Happy Birthday to . . .

  • Tommy Lasorda (Baseball Manager)
  • Shari Belafonte (Actress)
  • Joan Jett (Singer)
  • Scott Baio (Actor)