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Sep 21, 1780

Benedict Arnold commits treason

Sep 22, 1862

Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation

Sep 23, 1875

Billy the Kid arrested for first time

Sep 24, 1789

The First Supreme Court

Sep 25, 1957

Central High School integrated

Sep 26, 1960

First Kennedy-Nixon debate

Sep 27, 1779

John Adams appointed to negotiate peace terms with British

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Lead Story

Benedict Arnold commits treason, 1780

American Revolution

Spaniards capture Baton Rouge, 1779

Automotive

Nils Bohlin, inventor of the three-point seatbelt, dies at 82, 2002

Civil War

Union General John Reynolds is Born, 1820

Cold War

Mao Zedong outlines the new Chinese government, 1949

Crime

A 13-year-old’s dead body turns up, 1983

Disaster

Earthquake kills thousands in Taiwan, 1999

General Interest

Monarchy abolished in France, 1792

The Great New England Hurricane, 1938

Powell becomes Joint Chiefs’ chairman, 1989

Hollywood

Clooney makes Facts of Life debut, 1985

Literary

H.G. Wells is born, 1866

Music

Jeannie C. Riley is the first woman to top the Country and Pop charts simultaneously, 1968

Old West

The great Nez Perce leader Chief Joseph dies in Washington, 1904

Presidential

FDR urges repeal of Neutrality Act embargo provisions, 1939

Sports

Carlton gets 3,118th strikeout, 1981

Vietnam War

5th Special Forces Group is activated at Fort Bragg, 1961

Thai troops arrive in Saigon, 1967

World War I

Central Powers respond to Papal Peace Note, 1917

World War II

The Superfortress takes flight, 1942

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