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This Day in History for September 22

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1862 – US President Abraham Lincoln says he will free slaves in all states on January 1.

1912 – Philadelphia second baseman Eddie Collins becomes only player in MLB history to steal 6 bases in one game for a second time as A’s beat St. Louis Browns, 8-2.

1915 – Southern Methodist University (Dallas, Texas) holds its 1st class.

1920 – Chicago grand jury convenes to investigates charges that 8 White Sox players conspired to fix the 1919 World Series.

1927 – “The long count” – in a famous boxing rematch, Gene Tunney beats Jack Dempsey by 10-round unanimous decision at Soldiers Field, Chicago to retain world heavyweight title: crowd 104,943; gate $2,858,660.

1944 – US troops land on Ulithi atoll, western Pacific.

1950 – Omar Bradley promoted to rank of 5-star general in the United States Army.

1954 – Brooklyn Dodger pitcher Karl Spooner strikes out 15 NY Giants in his 1st MLB game.

1958 – US nuclear submarine USS Skate remains 31 days under the Pole (record)66

1966 – Edward Albee’s play “Delicate Balance” premieres in NYC (Pulitzer Prize for Drama 1967)

1966 – Only 413 show up at Yankee Stadium game.

1971 – OPEC directs members to negotiate price increases to offset the devaluation of the US dollar.

1976 – TV drama “Charlie’s Angels” starring Farrah Fawcett, Kate Jackson and Jaclyn Smith debuts.

1981 – Sandra Day O’Conner appointed to US Supreme Court.

1983 – The Everly Brothers reunite after 10 years apart in concert at the Royal Albert Hall, London.

1991 – Harry Gant wins NASCAR Goody’s 500.

1997 – Elton John releases “Candle in the Wind 1997”, a tribute to Diana, Princess of Wales in the US.

2006 – The F-14 Tomcat retires from the United States Navy.

2015 – Volkswagen admits that 11 million cars have been wrongly programmed to appear to emit lesser emissions than they are.

2020 – President Xi Jinping of China pledges at the UN that the country will adopt stronger climate targets including becoming carbon neutral by 2050.