SEPTEMBER 22 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

1692 – The last people hanged for witchcraft in England’s North American colonies took place on the 22nd September 1692.

1789 – The office of United States Postmaster General was established on the 22nd September 1789.

1885 – Gunnar Asplund the Swedish architect was born on the 22nd September 1885 (died 1940).

1885 – Ben Chifley the Australian politician and 16th Prime Minister of Australia was born on the 22nd September 1885 (died 1951).

1888 – The 1st issue of National Geographic Magazine was published on the 22nd September 1888.

1896 – Queen Victoria surpassed her grandfather King George III as the longest reigning monarch in British history on the 22nd September 1896.

1909 – John Engstead the American photographer was born on the 22nd September 1909 (died 1983).

1920 – Eric Baker the English activist and co-founder of Amnesty International was born on the 22nd September 1920 (died 1976).

1921 – Will Elder the American illustrator was born on the 22nd September 1921 (died 2008).

1924 – Charles Keeping the English author and illustrator was born on the 22nd September 1924 (died 1988).

1943 – Toni Basil the American singer-songwriter and dancer was born on the 22nd September 1943.

1943 – Barry Cable the Australian footballer and coach was born on the 22nd September 1943.

1951 – David Coverdale the English singer-songwriter from Whitesnake and Deep Purple was born on the 22nd September 1951.

1953 – Richard Fairbrass the English singer-songwriter from Right Said Fred was born on the 22nd September 1953. YouTube video: Right Said Fred – I’m Too Sexy (1991)

1956 – Doug Wimbish the American singer-songwriter and bass player from Living Colour was born on the 22nd September 1956.

1957 – Nick Cave the Australian singer-songwriter and composer was born on the 22nd September 1957.

1958 – Joan Jett the American singer-songwriter and guitarist was born on the 22nd September 1958.

1967 – Kim Watkins the Australian television host was born on the 22nd September 1967.

1969 – Matt Sharp the American singer-songwriter and bass player from Weezer was born on the 22nd September 1969.

1978 – Harry Kewell the Australian footballer was born on the 22nd September 1978.

1980 – Iraq invaded Iran on the 22nd September 1980.

1982 – Billie Piper the English actress and singer was born on the 22nd September 1982.

1991 – The Dead Sea Scrolls were made available to the public for the 1st time on the 22nd September 1991, by the Huntington Library.

1994Friends the American sitcom was first broadcast on the 22nd September 1994, until the 6th May 2004. YouTube video: F.R.I.E.N.D.S Best of Season 1 (Part 1)…

Today in History for September 22nd ~ video presented by the Associated Press… 

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