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22 Sept, 1938 - New England Hurricane
1938 : 250 have died in the New England Hurricane and Cape Cod is completely isolated due to high winds and tidal waves, many fear for the lives and safety of those on Cape Cod and it is expected it will be tomorrow before the full scale of the catastrophe can be assessed. Currently the property damage is estimated at many million of dollars and will only increase when an assessment of the damage to Cape Cod can be assessed.

22 Sept, 1914 - German U-Boat Submarine
1914 : For the first time in wartime the capabilities of Submarine warfare is seen when a German U-Boat submarine sinks three British cruisers, the Aboukir, the Hogue, and the Cressy, in just over one hour.
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22 Sept, 1922 - Bootleggers Winning
1922 : In the ongoing war against bootleggers 125 Prohibition agents have been killed against 50 bootleggers and Rum Runners.
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22 Sept, 1927 - U.S.A. Dempsey - Tunney Fight
1927 : The long awaited re-match between ex-champion Jack Dempsey and Gene Tunney is watched by 150,000 Chicago fans at Soldier Field for this 10 round World Heavyweight Championship Match. Tunney won but only after a hard fight and fans wondering if he did get up before the count in the seventh round after Dempsey knocked him out.
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22 Sept, 1948 - No War Over Berlin Blockade
1948 : Following the blockade of Berlin by Russia the British Foreign Secretary has stressed that the western powers are not committed to going to war over the situation as they believe there will be a political solution . It is estimated that Berlin have enough food, fuel and other supplies to last a short time which should be long enough to find a solution without going to war.
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22 Sept, 1949 - Soviet Union Nuclear Bomb
1949 : The Soviet Union explodes it's first Nuclear Bomb 4 yrs after America.

22 Sept, 1953 - North Korea Pilot Defects With MIG15
1953 : The communist pilot who defected to the west yesterday landing in Seoul and bringing with him the latest MIG15 or MIG17 will not only obtain his freedom from the communist regime but will also collect the $100,000 reward offered by the Air Force for the first MIG delivered intact to the US Air Force.
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22 Sept, 1955 - UK New Independent TV Channel
1955 : The first independent TV channel "Independent Television Authority (ITA)" run by Associated Rediffusion and ABC (Associated Broadcasting Company) which is funded by advertisements instead of by the government and TV licensing fees began today with live coverage of a ceremony at the Guildhall marking the start of Britain's first ever commercially funded television station. The new station is only available in the London Viewing area but other areas of the country are expected soon. The first Television advertisement was for "Gibbs SR toothpaste" and other ads featured Cadbury's chocolate and Esso petrol.

22 Sept, 1961 - Peace Corps Established
1961 : President John F. Kennedy signs legislation establishing the Peace Corps as a permanent government agency which could provide a new and unique weapon in the war against communism and reinvigorate U.S. foreign policy by improving the lives of people in less developed countries.

22 Sept, 1965 - Pakistan Cease Fire Agreed
1965 : A cease fire is declared between India and Pakistan over Kashmir.

22 Sept, 1968 - UK Prince Charles
1968 : The future King of England Prince Charles has joined the Cambridge Footlights and will been treading the boards as an actor, Many famous stars and singers started their career in this club.
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22 Sept, 1980 - Iraq Launches Attack Against Iran
September 22nd, 1980 : After a series of border disputes between Iran and Iraq the Iraqi President Saddam Hussein launches an invasion of Iran's oil-producing province of Khuzestan.

22 Sept, 1989 - Kent Barracks Bombing
September 22nd, 1989 : An IRA bomb at the recreation center at the Royal Marine School of Music in Deal, Kent has killed 10 young soldiers and injuring 22 more.

22 Sept, 1998 - Serbia Reports of Ethnic Cleansing
1998 : Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic has denied reports of a Humanitarian Catastrophe in war torn Serbia Kosova Province , this was in answer to the International Aid Organizations report that 300,000 ethnic Albanians have fled their homes in response to ethnic cleansing by Serbian troops forcing their displacement.

22 Sept, 1999 - Saudi Arabia Boycott Walt Disney
September 22nd, 1999 : Saudi Arabia has added its voice to other Arab countries threats to boycott the Walt Disney entertainment company in protest against the Israeli exhibit at the millennium show in Florida which portray Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Jerusalem is a divided city and the status of Jerusalem remains one of the core issues in the Israeli - Palestinian conflict as Palestinians foresee East Jerusalem as the capital of their future state.

22 Sept, 2004 - CBS Fined Over "Wardrobe Malfunction"
2004 : CBS owned stations are fined $550,000 by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) after the Janet Jackson "wardrobe malfunction" during the Super Bowl half time show. Due to the "wardrobe malfunction" when Justin Timberlake tears off part of Janet Jackson's wardrobe which causes Janet Jackson's right breast to be exposed to the public. In 2008 the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit voided the FCC's fine.

22 Sept, 2005 - Indonesia Bird Flu Outbreak
September 22nd, 2005 : Three children in Indonesia who have died in the last week and exhibited symptoms of the H5N1 strain of the Bird Flu virus are being tested and if positive will join the confirmed 4 deaths in Indonesia from H5N1 strain of Avian Flu. Indonesia is one of the only countries who have not carried out mass culling of domestic birds following an outbreak with other countries culling many millions of chickens and other domestic birds.

22 Sept, 2006 - Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf
2006 : President Pervez Musharraf has revealed that the former Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage informed Pakistan's intelligence director that if Pakistan did not cooperate with the US on it's fight against al-Qaeda, the US would bomb Pakistan "back to the stone age." The US has denied all claims.
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22 Sept, 2006 - German Monorail Crash
September 22nd, 2006 : A German monorail train near Lathen crashed into a maintenance vehicle on this day. The crash killed a total twenty-three people.

22 Sept, 2007 - Afghanistan Polio Vaccinations Start
2007 : The Taliban announced that it would allow 10,000 health workers to conduct immunizations in the southern part of the country without any disturbance. The workers are set to vaccinate over one million children for polio. Afghanistan is one of just four remaining polio-endemic countries Nigeria, India (specifically Uttar Pradesh and Bihar), Pakistan, and Afghanistan.

22 Sept, 2007 - France Marcel Marceau
September 22nd, 2007 : Marcel Marceau, the famous French mime artist, died at the age of 84. Marceau was most famous for his character Bip, the white-faced clown.

22 Sept, 2011 - World Stock Markets
2011 : Following an earlier report by the IMF (September 20th) of a possible global double-dip recession World stock markets plunge amid growing global fears of recession.

22 Sept, 2012 - Catholic Church Admits Sex Abuse in Australia
September 22nd, 2012 : The Roman Catholic Church in the Australian state of Victoria has admitted that over six-hundred children suffered from sexual abuse by priests since the 1930s. The numbers were released as a response to a parliamentary inquiry over the handling of abuse cases.

22 Sept, 2013 - Pakistan Suicide Bombing Attack on Church
2013 : At least seventy-five people were killed in a twin-suicide bomb attack on the All Saints Christian church in the Peshawar, Pakistan. Taliban members of Pakistan claimed responsibility for the attacks. Over 120 other people were injured as a result of the attack, which was done in retaliation to US drone attacks.

Born This Day In History 22nd September

Celebrating Birthdays Today
Andrea Bocelli
Born: September 22nd, 1958, Lajatico, Italy
Known For : He is best known as an Italian operatic pop tenor who is blind and has performed in a number of live opera performances including Rodolfo in a production of La bohème. He has also recorded a number of complete operas including La bohème, Il trovatore and Tosca. His accomplishments also include singing "The Prayer" live with Celine Dion at the 1999 Grammys.

Scott Baio
Born: September 22nd, 1961, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Known For : A number of acting roles possibly one of his best known as The Fonz's cousin, Chachi Arcola on Happy Days, and the spin off of Happy Days entitled "Joanie Loves Chachi," and his latest reality series on VHF1 "Scott Baio Is 45...and Single."