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66Emperor Nero creates the Legion I Italica.

1598Playwright and poet Ben Jonson is indicted for manslaughter as the result of a duel.

1817John Quincy Adams becomes secretary of State

1869Richard Wagner's opera "Rhine Gold" premieres in Munich

1877Rudolf Virchow delivers an anti-Darwinian speech to the Congress of German Naturalist and Physicians, Munich where he spoke against the teaching of the theory of evolution in schools

1927Gene Tunney beats Jack Dempsey in 10 for heavyweight boxing title

1962Bob Dylan plays NYC Carnegie Hall

1963Mickey Wright wins LPGA Visalia Ladies' Golf Open

1966Edward Albee's "Delicate Balance" premieres in NYC

1968Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Kings River Golf Open

1969SF Giant Willie Mays, becomes second player to hit 600 home runs

1973Henry Kissinger, sworn in as America's 1st Jewish Secretary of State

19752nd assassination attempt on US President Gerald Ford by Sara Jane Moore fails in San Francisco

1976"Charlie's Angels" starring Farrah Fawcett debuts

1978Israeli PM Menachem Begin returns home after Camp David summit

1989"Baywatch", starring David Hasselhoff and Pamela Anderson, debuts on NBC

1990Andre Dawson steals his 300th base & is only player other than Willie Mays to have 300 HRs, 300 steals & 2,000 hits

1991Miami Dolphins coach Don Shula records his 300th career NFL victory

1991Pat Bradley wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic

1993Nolan Ryan, 46, pitches his last game

1993Supreme Soviet dismisses president Boris Yeltsin

1997Elton John releases Diana tribute "Candle in the Wind 1997"

On This Day In History
Date Event
Sep 22, 66
Emperor Nero creates the Legion I Italica. 
Sep 22, 530
Boniface II begins his reign as Catholic Pope 
Sep 22, 530
St Felix IV reign as Catholic Pope ends 
Sep 22, 530
Discorus begins his reign as Catholic anti-Pope 
Sep 22, 1236
The Lithuanians and Semigallians defeat the Livonian Brothers of the Sword in Battle of ┼áiauliai. 
Sep 22, 1499
Switzerland became an independent state. 
Sep 22, 1504
Settled engagement of Karel of Luxembourg & Claudia the Beaujeu 
Sep 22, 1504
Treaty of Blois: Philip van Bourgondie & Maximilian I & Louis XII 
Sep 22, 1529
Cardinal Thomas Wolsey stripped of office as Lord Chancellor of England 
Sep 22, 1586
Battle at Zutphen: English vs Dutch army 
Sep 22, 1598
Playwright and poet Ben Jonson is indicted for manslaughter as the result of a duel. 
Sep 22, 1656
All female jury hears case of woman who killed her child (acquit her) 
Sep 22, 1665
Molieres "L'amour Medecin," premieres in Paris 
Sep 22, 1692
Last (8) people hanged for witchcraft in US (Salem Mass) 20 hanged overall 
Sep 22, 1699
People of Rotterdam strike over high cost of butter 
Sep 22, 1711
French troops occupy Rio de Janeiro 
Sep 22, 1733
Polish King Lesczynski flees to Danzig 
Sep 22, 1735
Robert Walpole is 1st British PM to live at 10 Downing Street 
Sep 22, 1745
Bonnie Prince Charlie's army returns to Edinburgh 
Sep 22, 1753
Pangeran Gusti installed as sultan of Banten 
Sep 22, 1756
Nassau Hall opens at Princeton University 
Sep 22, 1761
Coronation of George III of the United Kingdom and Queen Charlotte. 
Sep 22, 1784
Russian trappers established a colony on Kodiak Island, AK 
Sep 22, 1789
US Office of Postmaster General is created under the Treasury Department 
Sep 22, 1792
French First Republic formed by the National Convention, stripping French King of his powers 
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