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#TodayInHistory – September 22

September 22 – Some important events on this day.

1236 👉🏼 The Lithuanians and Semigallians defeat the Livonian Brothers of the Sword in Battle of Šiauliai.
1499 👉🏼 Switzerland becomes an independent state
1586 👉🏼 Battle at Zutphen: Dutch army, assisted by the English, against the Spanish
1692 👉🏼Last people hanged for witchcraft (8) in the US, 19 hanged overall, with six other deaths during Salem Witch Trials
1699 👉🏼 People of Rotterdam strike over high cost of butter
1735 👉🏼 Robert Walpole becomes the first British “Prime Minister” (actually First Lord of the Treasury) to live at 10 Downing Street
1773 👉🏼 Benjamin Franklin publishes a hoax letter “An Edict by the King of Prussia” in the Public Advertiser, criticising Britain’s colonial policies in the American colonies
1792 👉🏼 French First Republic formed by the National Convention, stripping the French king of his powers
1908 👉🏼 Bulgaria declares independence from Ottoman Empire (Turkey)
1862 👉🏼 US President Abraham Lincoln says he will free slaves in all states on Jan 1
1965 👉🏼 India and Pakistan cease-fire goes into effect, ending the Indo-Pakistani War
1968 👉🏼 Iraq adopts constitution
1980 👉🏼 Iraq invades Iran in an attempt to control the Shatt al-Arab waterway
2011 👉🏼 CERN scientists announce their discovery of neutrinos breaking the speed of light
2015 👉🏼 Pope Francis is greeted by President Obama and Vice President Biden as he arrives for his 6 day tour of the US

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