On This Day In History, 22 September


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World Events Today

  • The last 8 people executed for witchcraft during the Salem witch trials were hanged today in 1692
  • The Duke of York’s Picture House in Brighton, which claims to be the oldest cinema in continuous use in Britain, opened today in 1910
  • The French government, after denying it for over 2 months, finally admitted today in 1985 that its agents sank the Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior

Entertainment Events Today

  • The American crime drama television series Charlie’s Angels, starring Kate Jackson, Farrah Fawcett, Jaclyn Smith and John Forsythe, aired for the first time today in 1976 on the ABC network
  • The American action drama television series Baywatch, starring David Hasselhoff, aired for the first time today in 1989 on the NBC network
  • The American sitcom television series Friends aired for the first time today in 1994 on the NBC network

Family Events Today

  • Shaka kaSenzangakhona, better known as Shaka Zulu, the king of the Zulu Kingdom from 1816 until his death, died today in 1828
  • Israel Beilin, better known as the composer Irving Berlin, who wrote many classics including White Christmas, died today in 1989
  • The American baseball catcher Yogi Berra, who won 10 World Series championships as a player, died today in 2015 aged 90

Main Event Today

  • Commercial television started in the UK today in 1955 when the Independent Television Network, ITV, was launched

National Day Today

  • Today, it’s National White Chocolate Day

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