September 22 is the first day of Fall, my favorite season of the year. But what else is it?
AMERICAN BUSINESS WOMEN'S DAY
DEAR DIARY DAY
HOBBIT DAY
...and it leaves exactly 100 days left in the year.

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WHAT ELSE HAPPENED ON SEPTEMBER 22?
1692: The last people accused of being witches are hanged in Salem, Massachusetts.

1776: Nathan Hale is hanged after being accused of spying during the American Revolution.

1789: The U.S. Postmaster General office is established.

1862: President Abraham Lincoln issued the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation.

1888: National Geographic's first issue hits newsstands.

 

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1949: The U.S.S.R. successfully explodes it's first atomic bomb.

1961: President Kennedy signed an act to establish the Peace Corps.

1964: “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” debuted on NBC-TV.

1965: The Supremes record “I Hear A Symphony.”

1966: The Lovin' Spoonful receives a Gold record for their #1 hit, “Summer In The City.”

1969: Willie Mays hits his 600th career homer.

1985: The first Farm Aid concert featured B.B. King, Billy Joel, Bob Dylan, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Roy Orbison, Tom Petty and many others.

1998: KISS released their “Psycho-Circus” album.

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BIRTHDAYS:
1927: Tommy Lasorda
1943: Toni Basil (“Mickey”)
1951: David Coverdale (Whitesnake)
1952: Paul Le Mat ('John Milner' of the film “American Graffiti”)
1956: Debby Boone
1958: Joan Jett
1960: Scott Baio

DEATHS:
1987: Dan Rowan of Rowan & Martin
1989: Irving Berlin
1999: George C. Scott
2003: Gordon Jump ('Mr. Carlson' of “WKRP In Cincinnati”)
2007: Marcel Marceau
2015: Yogi Berra