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    This Day in History: September 22

    Featured Biography

    Michael Faraday
    British physicist and chemist
    1976
    Ronaldo
    Brazilian athlete
    1958
    Andrea Bocelli
    Italian singer
    1957
    Nick Cave
    Australian musician and author
    1906
    Ilse Koch
    German war criminal
    1791
    Michael Faraday
    British physicist and chemist

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    2015
    Yogi Berra
    American baseball player, manager, and coach Yogi Berra, who won a record 10 World Series while a catcher with the New York Yankees and was known for his unintentionally amusing non sequiters, died at age 90. Take our baseball quiz
    AP Images
    2002
    foxhunting
    Hundreds of thousands of rural protesters converged on London to demonstrate in favour of foxhunting, which two years later the House of Commons banned in England and Wales. Sort fact from fiction in our English culture and customs quiz
    Matt Cardy/Getty Images
    1999
    The West Wing
    The dramatic series The West Wing, which was created by Aaron Sorkin, debuted on American television; it enjoyed high ratings with its depiction of the inner workings of the administration of a fictional U.S. president. Test your knowledge of pop culture
    National Broadcasting Company (NBC)
    1994
    the cast of Friends
    The first episode of Friends aired on NBC, and the show became one of the most popular sitcoms in the United States. Read about 10 of the best American sitcoms, including Friends
    ? Warner Bros. Entertainment. All Rights Reserved.
    1989
    Irving Berlin
    American composer Irving Berlin, who was perhaps the greatest and most enduring of American songwriters, died in New York City. Sort fact from fiction in our quiz about music composers
    Encyclop?dia Britannica, Inc.
    1980
    Iran-Iraq War
    The Iran-Iraq War began when Iraqi armed forces invaded western Iran along the countries' joint border; fighting continued until 1988, and a formal peace agreement was signed in 1990. Take our quiz about famous conflicts throughout history
    ? Zuheir Saade—AP/REX/Shutterstock.com
    1958
    Andrea Bocelli
    Italian opera tenor Andrea Bocelli, who was noted for his unique blend of opera and pop music, was born. Test your knowledge of opera
    Mario Mula—Philips Records/Sugar/PRNewsFoto/AP
    1940
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    Jean Decoux, the French governor-general of Indochina appointed by the Vichy government after the fall of France, concluded an agreement with the Japanese that permitted the stationing of 30,000 Japanese troops in Indochina. Sort fact from fiction in our quiz about World War II
    1927
    Gene Tunney and Jack Dempsey
    Gene Tunney successfully defended his world heavyweight boxing title by defeating Jack Dempsey after the controversial “long count” in the seventh round. How much do you know about boxing?
    UPI/Bettmann Archive
    1922
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    Chinese-born American theoretical physicist Chen Ning Yang, corecipient with Tsung-Dao Lee of the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1957, was born. Take our quiz about the Nobel Prize
    1888
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    The first issue of National Geographic Magazine was published, and it became famous for its richly illustrated articles on the various geographic regions of the world. Sort fact from fiction in our quiz about magazines
    1776
    Frederick William MacMonnies: Nathan Hale
    American officer Nathan Hale was hanged by the British for spying during the American Revolution. Read about 10 famous names in the espionage game, including Nathan Hale
    Photograph by Katie Chao. Brooklyn Museum, New York, purchased with funds given by Sol Schreiber in memory of Ann Schreiber and the Hannah and Leonard Stone Fund, 1995.63
    1692
    Salem witch trial
    In what was to be the last executions during the Salem witch trials, eight people were hanged. How much do you know about the Salem witch trials?
    ? North Wind Picture Archives
    1609
    Diego Velázquez: painting of Philip III
    Spain's Philip III issued a royal order for deportation of the Moriscos (Christians of Moorish ancestry).
    Archivo Iconografico, S.A./Corbis
    530
    Felix IV
    Pope Felix IV died, having named Boniface II as his successor. Take our quiz about popes
    Alinari—Art Resource/Encyclop?dia Britannica, Inc.
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