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Today in history

Lincoln issues preliminary Emancipation Proclamation

By The Associated Press Today is Thursday, Sept. 22, the 265th day of 2022. There are 100 days left in the year. Autumn arrives at 3:20 p.m. EDT. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 22, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln issued the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, declaring all ...

Senate confirms Sandra Day O’Connor as 1st female justice

By The Associated Press Today is Wednesday, Sept. 21, the 264th day of 2022. There are 101 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On Sept. 21, 1981, the Senate unanimously confirmed the nomination of Sandra Day O’Connor to become the first female justice on the Supreme ...

King beats Riggs in ‘battle of the sexes’

By The Associated Press Today is Tuesday, Sept. 20, the 263rd day of 2022. There are 102 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 20, 1973, in their so-called “battle of the sexes,” tennis star Billie Jean King defeated Bobby Riggs in straight sets, 6-4, 6-3, ...

Bush vows to hunt down terrorists

By The Associated Press Today is Friday, Sept. 16, the 259th day of 2022. There are 106 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On Sept. 16, 2001, President George W. Bush, speaking on the South Lawn of the White House, said there was “no question” Osama bin Laden and ...

Today in History: Princess Grace dies on this date in 1982

By The Associated Press Today is Wednesday, Sept. 14, the 257th day of 2022. There are 108 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 14, 1901, President William McKinley died in Buffalo, New York, of gunshot wounds inflicted by an assassin; Vice President Theodore ...

Today in History: NYC designated capital in 1788

By The Associated Press Today is Tuesday, Sept. 13, the 256th day of 2022. There are 109 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 13, 1788, the Congress of the Confederation authorized the first national election, and declared New York City the temporary national ...