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In History: Sep. 22
These are the notable events of Sep. 22 in world, American, and Kansas history.
This is the first edition of a new series by The Collegian writer Tristan England. Titled “In History,” it lists the historical happenings of one day each week.
On Sep. 22…
1529: King Henry VIII removes his advisor, Cardinal Wolsey, after he is unable to convince the Catholic church to allow Henry to divorce Catherine of Aragon, his first wife.
1692: The last eight accused “witches” of the Salem Witch Trials are hanged.
1761: King George is coronated.
1792: The first French Republic is formed after overthrowing King Louis XVI.
1861: Kansas Jayhawkers raid the Confederate town of Osceola, Mo.
1862: Abraham Lincoln issues a first draft of the Emancipation Proclamation.
1879: President Rutherford Hayes visits the fair in Neosho Falls, Kan.
1915: Xavier University, the first American black Catholic college, opens in New Orleans, La.
1923: The University of Kansas Jayhawk gets its iconic blue, red, and yellow color scheme that inspired the look of the next 100 years of Jayhawks.
1955: Great Britain airs its first TV ad, selling toothpaste.
1964: The now-famous musical Fiddler on the Roof premieres in New York City.
1976: The hit TV show Charlie’s Angels premieres.
1981: Sandra Day O’Connor becomes the first woman to be appointed a Supreme Court justice.
1994: The hit TV show Friends premieres.