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129        Sep 22, Claudius Galenus (d.~199-217), Greek physician and scholar, was born. Some sources put his birth in 131. Galen went to Rome in 162 AD and made his mark as a practicing physician. Galen developed the first typology of temperament in his dissertation “De temperamentis," and searched for physiological reasons for different behaviors in humans.
    (http://www.zephyrus.co.uk/galen.html)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galen)

1408        Sep 22, Johannes VII Palaeologus, Byzantine Emperor (1376-77, 90/1404-8), died.
    (MC, 9/22/01)

1515        Sep 22, Anne of Cleeves, fourth wife of Henry the VIII, was born in Cleeves, Germany.
    (HN, 9/22/00)

1520        Sep 22, Selim I, Sultan of Turkey (1512-20), died at 53.
    (MC, 9/22/01)

1528        Sep 22, The Spanish Narvaez expedition, reduced by disease and combat to 250 men, completed 5 barges and headed west. [see Texas, 1528]
    (ON, 10/03, p.2)

1656        Sep 22, The General Provincial Court in session at Patuxent, Maryland, impaneled the first all-woman jury in the Colonies to hear evidence against Judith Catchpole, who was accused of murdering her child. The jury acquitted her after hearing her defense of never having been pregnant.
    (HFA, '96, p.38)(AP, 9/22/98)(HN, 9/22/98)

1665        Sep 22, Moliere's "L'amour Medecin," premiered in Paris.
    (MC, 9/22/01)

1692        Sep 22, The last person was hanged for witchcraft in Salem, Mass.
    (MC, 9/22/01)

1694        Sep 22, Philip Dormer Stanhope, Lord Chesterfield, statesman of letters whose writings provide a classic portrayal of an ideal 18th-century gentleman, was born. He introduced the Gregorian calendar in 1752.
    (HN, 9/22/98)(MC, 9/22/01)

1711        Sep 22, The Tuscarora Indian War began with a massacre of settlers in North Carolina, following white encroachment that included the enslaving of Indian children.
    (HN, 9/22/98)
1711        Sep 22, French troops occupied Rio de Janeiro.
    (MC, 9/22/01)

1735        Sep 22, Robert Walpole became the 1st British PM to live at 10 Downing Street.
    (MC, 9/22/01)

1745        Sep 22, Bonnie Prince Charlie's army returned to Edinburgh.
    (MC, 9/22/01)

1776        Sep 22, American Captain Nathan Hale was hanged as a spy with no trial by the British in New York City during the Revolutionary War. He was considered as one of the incendiaries of the burning of NYC. Hale was commissioned by General George Washington to cross behind British lines on Long Island and report on their activity. His last words are reputed to have been, "I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country."
    (AP, 9/22/97)(SFEC,11/23/97, Par p.14)(HN, 9/22/98)

1788        Sep 22, Theodore Hook, English novelist best known for “Impromptu at Fulham," was born.
    (HN, 9/22/98)

1789        Sep 22, Congress authorized the office of Postmaster-General.
    (AP, 9/22/97)
1789        Sep 22, Russian forces under Aleksandr Suvorov drove the Turkish army under Yusuf Pasha from the Rymnik River, upsetting the Turkish invasion of Russia.
    (HN, 9/22/99)

1791        Sep 22, Michael Faraday (d.1867), English physicist, was born in London. He demonstrated that a magnetic field induces a current in a moving conductor. He invented the dynamo, the transformer and the electric motor.
    (V.D.-H.K.p.269)(HN, 9/22/00)

1792        Sep 22, The first French Republic was proclaimed.
    (AP, 9/22/06)

1850        Sep 22, An earthquake in Sichuan, China, killed some 300,000 people.
    (www.geohaz.org/member/news/signif.htm)

1862        Sep 22, President Lincoln announced at a cabinet meeting that he intended to issue the Emancipation Proclamation, declaring all slaves in rebel states should be free as of Jan. 1, 1863. President Abraham Lincoln brought the issue of freedom to the forefront of the Civil War when he delivered the Emancipation Proclamation to his cabinet, a few days after the bloody Battle of Antietam. The proclamation stated that slaves in any of the states in rebellion against the Union would be freed if the states had not returned to the Union by January 1, 1863. After that, nearly 180,000 black soldiers enlisted to fight the Confederates until the end of the war.
    (SFE Mag., 2/12/95, p. 30)(AP, 9/22/97)(HNPD, 9/22/98)

1864        Sep 22, Union General Philip Sheridan defeated Confederate General Jubal Early's troops at the Battle of Fisher's Hill, in Virginia. Gen Early retreated to Brown's Gap. Sheridan set up camp in Harrisonburg, Va.
    (ON, 10/20/11, p.11)(www.civilwar.org/battlefields/fisher-s-hill.html)

1868        Sep 22, Race riots took place in New Orleans, La.
    (MC, 9/22/01)

1869        Sep 22, Richard Wagner's opera "Das Rheingold" premiered in Munich.
    (MC, 9/22/01)
1869        Sep 22, The Cincinnati Red Stockings, the first professional baseball team, arrived in San Francisco after a rollicking, barnstorming tour of the West.
    (HN, 9/22/98)

1882        Sep 22, Wilhelm Keitel, German field marshal, was born.
    (MC, 9/22/01)

1885        Sep 22, Erich Von Stroheim, director, actor and screenwriter best known for “Greed," was born.
    (HN, 9/22/98)

1893        Sep 22, Bicycle makers Charles and Frank Duryea showed off the first American automobile produced for sale to the public by taking it on a maiden run through the streets of Springfield, Massachusetts.
    (HN, 9/22/00)

1895        Sep 22, Paul Muni, actor (Academy Award 1936-Angel on My Shoulder), was born in Juarez.
    (MC, 9/22/01)

1902        Sep 22, John Houseman, director, producer and actor, was born in Bucharest, Romania.
    (HN, 9/22/00)(MC, 9/22/01)
1902        Sep 22, A long-simmering feud between the Brooks and McFarland clans erupted into a bloody gunfight in the railroad town of Spokogee, Indian Territory, which is now Dustin, Oklahoma. Spokogee had sprung up in the path of the coming Fort Smith & Western Railroad. The Creek name meant "the exalted," or "near to God." The area around Spokogee was home to two feuding families, the Brookses and McFarlands. Willis B. Brooks, 48, was a well-known inhabitant of the Dogwood Settlement and one of the toughest men to be found in Indian Territory. He was a gunfighter from Alabama, by way of Texas. Jim McFarland, his chief adversary, had the reputation of being an outlaw and a killer. While the ribbon of steel inched its way toward Spokogee, the long-simmering feud between the warring families heated up and then erupted into a classic Western gunfight, settled with gun smoke, blood and lead.
    (HNQ, 8/25/01)

1903        Sep 22, Italo Marchioni applied for a patent for pastry cornets to hold ice cream and was granted the patent on Dec 13, 1903. Ice cream cones were popularized in the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair.
    (HN, 5/2/98)(SFEC, 5/23/99, p.B7)(MC, 9/22/01)(SSFC, 10/5/03, p.C3)

1905        Sep 22, Race riot in Atlanta, Georgia killed 10 blacks and 2 whites.
    (MC, 9/22/01)

1906        Sep 22, Race riots in Atlanta, Georgia, killed 21 people.
    (HN, 9/22/98)

1908        Sep 22, Bulgaria declared independence from Ottoman Empire (Turkey).
    (MC, 9/22/01)

1909        Sep 22, David Reisman, US sociologist, was born. He authored “The Lonely Crowd."
    (HN, 9/22/00)
1909        Sep 22, In Oakland, Ca., Fung Joe Guey made the first West Coast flight of a heavier than air motor driven airplane at Piedmont Heights. He flew for half a mile some 15-feet above the ground.
    (SFEC, 12/26/99, p.W3)

1913        Sep 22, Coal mine explosion killed 263 at Dawson, New Mexico. [see Oct 22]
    (MC, 9/22/01)

1914        Sep 22, The German cruiser Emden shelled Madras, India, destroying 346,000 gallons of fuel and killing only five civilians.
    (HN, 9/22/99)
1914        Sep 22, A German submarine sank 3 British ironclads, 1,459 died. The Aboukir, the Hogue, and the Cressy, were all sunk in just over one hour.  This loss alerted the British to the deadly effectiveness of the submarine, which had been generally unrecognized up to that time.
    (MC, 9/22/01)
1914        Sep 22, The RNAS attempted their first air attack on the Zeppelins at Dusseldorf and Cologne. There was little damage done.
    (AHM, 1/97)

1915        Sep 22, Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, held its 1st class.
    (MC, 9/22/01)
1915        Sep 22, Xavier University, the first African-American Catholic college, opened in New Orleans, Louisiana.
    (HN, 9/22/98)

1918        Sep 22, Henryk Szeryng, violinist (Brahms Concerto), was born in Zelazowa Wola, Poland.
    (MC, 9/22/01)
1918        Sep 22, General Allenby led the British army against the Turks, taking Haifa and Nazareth, Palestine.
    (HN, 9/22/98)

1919        Sep 22, President Woodrow Wilson abandoned his national tour to support the League of Nations when he suffered a case of nervous exhaustion.
    (HN, 9/22/98)
1919        Sep 22, Steel workers at Gary, Ind., went on strike to force US Steel to recognize their union. The walkout ended in 110 days without success.
    (PCh, 1992, p.734)(MC, 9/22/01)

1920        Sep 22, Chicago grand jury convened to investigate charges that 8 White Sox players conspired to fix the 1919 World Series.
    (MC, 9/22/01)

1923        Sep 22, Marquess of Ripon, game hunter, died, after shooting his 52nd grouse.
    (MC, 9/22/01)

1927        Sep 22, Tommy Lasorda, manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team from 1975 to 1996, was born.
    (HN, 9/22/98)
1927        Sep 22, Gene Tunney successfully defended his heavyweight boxing title against Jack Dempsey in 10 rounds in the famous "long-count" fight in Chicago. Referee Dave Barry stopped his count in the 7th round. Boxer Gene Tunney was down; but Jack Dempsey, had not yet returned to his corner. By the time the ref was able to resume counting, Tunney was able to get to his feet. He got an extra 2 to 5 seconds....just what he needed. Tunney won the fight and retained his world heavyweight boxing championship.
    (http://tinyurl.com/4uqu9o5)(AP, 9/22/97)
1927        Sep 22, Giannotto Bastianelli, composer, died at 44.
    (MC, 9/22/01)

1929        Sep 22, Communist and Nazi factions clashed in Berlin.
    (HN, 9/22/98)

1932        Sep 22, The government of the Kingdom of the Hejaz and Nejd officially changed its name to Saudi Arabia.
    (www.indiana.edu/~league/1932.htm)

1933        Sep 22, Fay Weldon, author, was born. Her work included “The Life and Loves of a She-Devil."
    (HN, 9/22/00)

1938        Sep 22, The musical comedy revue "Hellzapoppin'," starring Ole Olsen and Chic Johnson, began a three-year run on Broadway.
    (AP, 9/22/06)

1939        Sep 22, Junko Tabei, Japan, the 1st woman to climb Mount Everest, was born.
    (MC, 9/22/01)

1943        Sep 22, The Destroyer Keppel sank U-229.
    (MC, 9/22/01)

1944        Sep 22, The Allies reoccupied Boulogne.
    (MC, 9/22/01)
1944        Sep 22, Mark Linenthal (1922-2010), navigator on a B-24 Liberator, was shot down on the way back from bombing an aircraft factory in Munich. He was taken to Stalag Luft I and remained there it was liberated by the Russians. He later established himself as a Prof. of English at San Francisco State Univ., where he published 2 books of poetry “Growing Light" (1979) and “The Man I Am Watching" 1987).
    (SSFC, 9/12/10, p.C1)
1944        Sep 22, Aldert Klaas Dijkema, a Dutch resistance fighter, was executed by the Nazi Waffen SS shortly after he was captured. In 2012 Dutch-born Siert Bruins (91) was charged with Dijkema’s murder. In 2014 a German court dropped the case against Bruins ruling that there are too many gaps in the evidence to deliver a verdict.
    (www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4312068,00.html)(SFC, 11/27/12, p.A2)(SFC, 9/3/13, p.A2)(AP, 1/8/14)

1945        Sep 22, President Truman accepted U.S. Secretary of War Stimson's recommendation to designate the war World War II.
    (HN, 9/22/98)

1946        Sep 22, Evelyn Dick was charged with butchering her husband.
    (MC, 9/22/01)

1947        Sep 22, A Douglas C-54 Skymaster made the first automatic-pilot flight over the Atlantic.
    (HN, 9/22/98)

1950        Sep 22, Meryl Streep, actress (Silkwood), was born.
    (MC, 9/22/01)
1950        Sep 22, Omar N. Bradley was promoted to the rank of five-star general, joining an elite group that included Dwight D. Eisenhower, Douglas MacArthur, George C. Marshall and Henry H. “Hap" Arnold.
    (AP, 9/22/00)

1953        Sep 22, An Islamic uprising against Jakarta took place in Atjeh (Aceh), Indonesia.
    (SFC, 1/20/00, p.A12)(MC, 9/22/01)

1955        Sep 22, Commercial TV began in England. ITV began broadcasting at 7:15 pm in the London region only. Associated Rediffusion was awarded the London weekday license by the ITA, with ITN established as a separate company to supply news. ATV London began broadcasting on weekends 2 days later.
    (http://media.guardian.co.uk/broadcast/story/0,7493,1057710,00.html)
1955        Sep 22, Hurricane Janet hit Grenada (British West Indies). 500 people were killed in the Caribbean area. 75% of the nutmeg trees of Grenada were destroyed.
    (PCh, 1992, p.952)(MC, 9/22/01)

1956        Sep 22, Frederick Soddy (b.1877), English radiochemist, died. He and Ernest Rutherford explained that radioactivity is due to the transmutation of elements, now known to involve nuclear reactions. He received the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1921.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederick_Soddy)

1957        Sep 22, The TV series "Maverick" premiered on ABC. It starred James Garner as Maverick and Jack Kelly as brother Bart Maverick.
    (AP, 9/22/07)(AP, 7/20/14)
1957        Sep 22, In Haiti Francois Duvalier (1907-1971) won the election for the presidency. He spent 14 years in office. His reign of terror exceeded the ruthless American occupation (1915-1934).
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fran%C3%A7ois_Duvalier)(Econ, 2/18/12, p.85)

1958        Sep 22, The detective TV show "Peter Gunn" premiered on NBC with Craig Stevens (d.2000 at 81) as the private eye. The show was created by Blake Edwards (1922-2010) and marked this collaboration with composer Henry Mancini.
    (SFC, 5/13/00, p.A19)(AP, 9/22/08)(SFC, 12/17/10, p.D5)
1958        Sep 22, Sherman Adams, assistant to President Eisenhower, resigned amid charges of improperly using his influence to help an industrialist. Critics of the Eisenhower Administration called Chief Presidential Adviser Sherman Adams the "Assistant President" because they considered him to be too powerful. Adams was the former governor of New Hampshire. Adams resigned after it was revealed that a Boston industrialist had given him gifts in exchange for preferential treatment before the Federal Trade Commission and the Securities and Exchange Commission.
    (AP, 9/22/97)(HNQ, 6/13/98)
1958        Sep 22, The nuclear submarine USS Skate remained a record 31 days under the North Pole.
    (MC, 9/22/01)

1959        Sep 22, The first telephone cable linking Europe and the United States was inaugurated.
    (HN, 9/22/98)
1959        Sep 22, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev visited San Francisco and dropped in at the ILWU union hall near Fisherman’s Wharf.
    (SSFC, 9/20/09, DB p.50)

1960        Sep 22, Mali became an independent republic. Pres. Modibo Keita was elected the first president and introduced a one-party dictatorship.
    (www.angelfire.com/ri/georgev/bg8.html)

1961        Sep 22, President John Kennedy signed a congressional act establishing the Peace Corps. The government-funded volunteer organization was created to fight hunger, disease, illiteracy, poverty, and lack of opportunity around the world.
    (HN, 9/22/98)(MC, 9/22/01)
1961        Sep 22, Marion Davies, actress (Not So Dumb, 5 & 10), died of cancer at 64.
    (MC, 9/22/01)

1964        Sep 22, The musical "Fiddler on the Roof" opened at Imperial Theater on Broadway, beginning a run of 3,242 performances.
    (AP, 9/22/97)
1964        Sep 22, "Man from U.N.C.L.E," premiered on NBC-TV.
    (AP, 9/22/04)   
1964        Sep 22, McGeorge Bundy, the national security advisor, warned Pres. Johnson that a campaign speech was open to a charge of deception. Johnson sought to portray Goldwater as an extremist and claimed strict presidential control of the nuclear arsenal.
    (SFC, 9/2/98, p.A5)

1965        Sep 22, Pres. Johnson designated Columbus Day a federal public holiday to be celebrated on Oct. 12. In 1968 He moved it to the 2nd Monday of October. In 2004 Pres. Bush set it to Oct 11.
    (www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/index.php?pid=27311)(http://tinyurl.com/ppcdwp)
1965        Sep 22, Pakistan agreed to the UN brokered cease-fire that India affirmed the day before. [see Jan 10, 1966]
    (HNQ, 4/26/99)

1966        Sep 22, Edward Albee's "Delicate Balance," premiered in NYC.
    (MC, 9/22/01)

1969        Sep 22, Willie Mays of the San Francisco Giants became the first baseball player since Babe Ruth to hit 600 home runs.
    (HN, 9/22/98)
1969        Sep 22, Susan Nason (8) of Foster City, Ca., was bludgeoned to death. Her body was found 2 months later near Crystal Springs. In Dec 1989 Nason's neighbor and schoolmate, Eileen Franklin-Lipsker, told police that she suddenly remembered seeing her father batter her friend and hide the body. In 1990 George Franklin was convicted in the first case to use recovered-memory testimony. Franklin was released after 6 1/2 years when a federal judge ruled a mistrial. DNA evidence showed Franklin was not responsible.
    (SFC, 2/4/00, p.A21)(SSFC, 2/8/04, p.A28)(http://tinyurl.com/9hl2at)
1969          Sep 22, Aleksandras Stulginskis (b.1885), the 2nd president of Lithuania, died in Kaunas.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aleksandras_Stulginskis)

1970        Sep 22, President Richard M. Nixon signed a bill giving the District of Columbia representation in the U.S. Congress. Pres Nixon requested 1,000 new FBI agents for college campuses.
    (HN, 9/22/98)(http://tinyurl.com/5qrct8)
1970        Sep 22, Abdul Razak (1922-1976) became Malaysia’s 2nd prime minister.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tun_Abdul_Razak)

1973        Sep 22, Henry Kissinger (b.1923), German-born American bureaucrat, was sworn in as America's 1st Jewish Secretary of State, the 1st time a naturalized citizen held this office. In 2009 Alistair Horne authored “Kissinger: 1973, The Crucial Year."
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Kissinger)(Econ, 7/11/09, p.85)
1973        Sep 22, Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport was dedicated. It was constructed to accommodate the new jumbo jets.
    (Hem, 5/97, p.70)(AP, 9/22/98)
1973        Sep 22, In Chile Michael Woodward (42), a suspended priest, died. He had been taken into custody by security forces in the port city of Valparaiso on Sep. 16, 1973. Woodward was allegedly tortured with other detainees on at least two navy ships used as detention centers. In 2008 retired admirals Sergio Barros, Guillermo Aldoney and Adolfo Walbaum and retired navy captains Sergio Barra and Ricardo Riesgo were indicted for the kidnapping and torture of Woodward and other members of leftist groups.
    (AP, 4/18/08)

1975        Sep 22, President Gerald R. Ford dodged a second assassination in less than three weeks. Sara Jane Moore, an FBI informer and self-proclaimed revolutionary, attempted to shoot President Ford outside a San Francisco hotel, but missed. Oliver Sipple (1941-1989), a disabled former Marine, knocked Moore’s arm aside. A bullet she fired slightly wounded a man in the crowd. Moore was sentenced to life in prison, but was paroled at the end of 2007 after serving over 30 years without getting into trouble.
    (AP, 9/22/97)(SFC, 1/1/08, p.A1)(SSFC, 2/2/14, DB p.42)

1976        Sep 22, Pres. Ferdinand Marcos of the Philippines signed Presidential Order 1017 "protecting the Tasaday and other unexplored cultural communities from unauthorized entry." In 1971 Manuel Elizalde had described the Tasaday on Mindanao as a lost Stone Age tribe. In 1986 it was reported that the Tasaday story was a hoax. In 2003 Robin Hemley authored "Invented Eden: The Elusive, Disputed History of the Tasaday," in which he confirmed the Tasaday as a Stone Age tribe.
    (SSFC, 6/22/03, p.M1)(www.lawphil.net/statutes/presdecs/pd1976/pd_1017_1976.html)

1979        Sep 22, A 2-3 kiloton thermonuclear device was set off in the waters off Bouvet Island, a little-visited possession of Norway located between the bottom of South Africa and the Prince Astrid Coast of Antarctica. The list of suspects quickly narrowed to South Africa and Israel.
    (SFCM, 9/25/05, p.6)(www.globalsecurity.org/wmd/world/israel/nuke-test.htm)
1979        Sep 22, Abul Ala Mawdudi (b.1903), Indian-born writer, died. He encouraged terrorism in the name of Jihad.
    (WSJ, 4/4/08, p.W5)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abul_Ala_Maududi)

1980        Sep 22, John Lennon signed with Geffen Records. The Lennon LP, "Double Fantasy", was released on Geffen. Lennon was assassinated on December 8, 1980.
    (www.jpgr.co.uk/k99131.html)
1980        Sep 22-1980 Oct 9, The unprovoked slayings of 6 blacks took place in Buffalo, NY.
    (http://eightiesclub.tripod.com/id104.htm)(http://tinyurl.com/35msbe)
1980         Sep 22, Iraq under Saddam Hussein invaded Iran following border skirmishes and a dispute over the Shatt al-Arab waterway. This marked the beginning of a war that would last eight years. Iraq invaded Iran striking refineries and an oil-loading terminal on Kharg Island. The Iraqis used the political instability in Iran to try to capture long-disputed territory. They attacked across the Shatt al Arab River, a trunk of the great Tigris-Euphrates river system.
    {Iraq, Iran, Oil}
    (http://tinyurl.com/2n5z2f)(AP, 9/22/97)(NG, 5/88, p.653,663)
    (AP, 9/22/97)(NG, 5/88, p.653,663)
1980        Sep 22, Solidarity formally was founded, when delegates of 36 regional trade unions met in Gdansk, Poland, and united under the name Solidarnosc.
    (www.historyguide.org/europe/walesa.html)

1982        Sep 22, San Francisco's famous cable cars made a final run before closing down for a 20-month, $60 million renovation.
    (AP, 9/22/02)

1985        Sep 22, Rock and country music artists participated in FarmAid, a concert staged in Champaign, Ill., to help the nation's farmers. The first Farm Aid concert was held to support problems facing US farmers and their families.
    (SFEC, 10/13/96, p.A9)(AP, 9/22/05)
1985        Sep 22, In the 37th Emmy Awards the winners included Cagney & Lacey, Cosby Show and Tyne Daly.
    (www.imdb.com/Sections/Awards/Emmy_Awards/1985)
1985        Sep 22, In NYC ministers of America, Japan, West Germany, France and Britain (the Group of Five, G-5) unified and adopted the Plaza Accord for currency intervention and struggled to control capital exchange-rate movements. Led by the US Treasury's Sec. James Baker, it was the first effort to restore some semblance of order to the monetary system since the collapse of the postwar Breton Woods gold-anchored finance systems in the early 1970s. In the wake of the accord the dollar lost almost 30% of its value.
    (www.g7.utoronto.ca/finance/fm850922.htm)(WSJ, 3/8/04, p.A2)(Econ, 10/9/04, p.72)
1985        Sep 22, The body of Betty Stuart (22) was found at Aquatic Park in Berkeley, Ca. In 2008 prosecutors using DNA evidence said Anthony McKnight (54), already in prison for rape and attempted murder, was responsible for her murder. He had been arrested in 1986 and was already serving a 63 year sentence for the rape and murder of 3 other women. In 2008 McKnight, a former sailor, was convicted on an additional 5 counts of first-degree murder.
    (SFC, 7/17/08, p.B2)(SFC, 9/18/08, p.B2)
1985        Sep 22, In France the premier confessed to the June 10 attack of Green Peace's Rainbow Warrior.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greenpeace)
1985        Sep 22, Axel Springer (b.1912), German newspaper magnate (Bild Zeitung), died.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Axel_Springer)

1987        Sep 22, On Wall Street, the stock market surged higher. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 75.23 points (the largest one-day gain recorded to that time), closing at 2,568.05.
    (AP, 9/22/97)
1987        Sep 22, Dan Rowan, actor (Rowan & Martin's Laugh-in), died at 65.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_Rowan)

1989        Sep 22, Irving Berlin, one of America's most prolific songwriters, died in New York City at age 101.
    (AP, 9/22/99)
1989        Sep 22, An IRA-bomb killed 10 British marines in Kent.
    (http://tinyurl.com/lsjdw)

1990        Sep 22, Saudi Arabia expelled most of the Yemeni and Jordanian envoys in Riyadh, accusing them of unspecified “activities jeopardizing the peace and security of the kingdom."
    (AP, 9/22/00)

1991        Sep 22, California’s Huntington Library said it would make microfilm copies of the Dead Sea Scrolls available to the public.
    (www.huntington.org/LibraryDiv/DeadSeaScrolls.html)
1991        Sep 22, The London newspaper The Mail published an interview with former intelligence agent John Cairncross, who admitted being the “fifth man" in the Soviet Union's notorious British spy ring.
    (AP, 9/22/01)

1992        Sep 22, President Bush vetoed a family and medical leave bill. A similar legislation was later enacted.
    (AP, 9/22/97)
1992        Sep 22, Former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger denounced as a “flat-out lie" an allegation that he and other officials had known American servicemen were left behind when the war in Southeast Asia ended.
    (AP, 9/22/97) 
1992        Sep 22, The U.N. General Assembly voted to expel Yugoslavia.
    (AP, 9/22/97)

1993        Sep 22, President Clinton previewed his health care reform package in an address to a nationally broadcast session of Congress.
    (AP, 9/22/98)
1993        Sep 22, Forty-seven people were killed when an Amtrak passenger train derailed and crashed into Bayou Canot near Mobile, Ala.
    (AP, 9/22/98)
1993        Sep 22, The space shuttle "Discovery" and its five astronauts landed at Kennedy Space Center, ending a 10-day mission.
    (AP, 9/22/98)
1993        Sep 22, An aircraft operated by Transair Georgia was shot down by Abkhazian separatist forces. It crashed onto the runway and caught fire, killing 108.
    (AP, 6/11/13)
1993        Sep 22, Russia’s President Boris Yeltsin disbanded the Supreme Soviet. Yeltsin issued Decree No. 1400 that dissolved the Congress on the ground that the president as a guarantor of the spirit of the constitution could not let a legal deadlock last. Hard-line supporters of the legislature soon rebelled and over 100 people died in Moscow.
    (www.cs.indiana.edu/~dmiguse/Russian/bybio.html)(SFC, 9/9/98, p.A10)

1994        Sep 22, The United States stepped up its military control of Haiti, breaking up heavy weapons, guarding pro-democracy activists and giving U.S. troops more leeway to use force.
    (AP, 9/22/99)
1994        Sep 22, Pope John Paul II, recovering from hip-replacement surgery, canceled his U.S. trip, planned for October.
    (AP, 9/22/99)
1994        Sep 22, In Tolunda, Angola, faulty brakes caused a train to plunge into a ravine and some 300 people were killed.
    (SFC, 6/4/98, p.A15)(AP, 2/18/04)

1995        Sep 22, Steve Forbes, US Publishing tycoon, announced a latecomer bid for the Republican presidential nomination.
    (AP, 9/22/00)
1995        Sep 22, Both sides rested in the O.J. Simpson murder trial.
    (AP, 9/22/00)
1995        Sep 22, Time Warner struck a $7.5 billion deal to buy Turner Broadcasting System Incorporated.
    (AP, 9/22/00)
1995        Sep 22, An AWACS plane carrying US and Canadian military personnel crashed on takeoff from Elmendorf Air Force Base near Anchorage, Alaska, killing all 24 people aboard.
    (AP, 9/22/00)

1996        Sep 22, Reform Party nominee Ross Perot denounced the decision to exclude him from the presidential debates, telling NBC that Bob Dole had "poisoned the attitude" of millions of independent voters that Republicans desperately needed to win.
    (AP, 9/22/97)
1996        Sep 22, Actress Dorothy Lamour died at her North Hollywood home at age 81.
    (SFC, 9/23/96, A6)(AP, 9/22/97)
1996        Sep 22, In Afghanistan the Taliban guerrillas swept through 3 south-eastern provinces over the last 2 weeks and now control about 2/3 of the country.
    (SFC, 9/23/96, A9)
1996        Sep 22, In Australia Bob Dent became the first person to kill himself legally under the world’s only voluntary euthanasia law.
    (SFC, 9/27/96, p.A13)
1996        Sep 22, In Greece the governing socialists won the elections and gave Prime Minister Simitas about 162 of 300 deputies in the Parliament.
    (SFC, 9/23/96, A9)
1996        Sep 22, Mexico’s Civic Alliance began asking questions of accountability of the leadership. Pres. Zedillo claims to make $8,000 a month, but he has a secret fund of $86 million approved by Congress.
    (SFC, 9/22/96, Parade p.30)
1996        Sep 22, In South Korea the captain of the North Korean submarine, recently grounded, was tracked down and killed. Another infiltrator and 2 South Korean soldiers were also killed in 2 clashes.
    (SFC, 9/23/96, A10)
1996        Sep 22, Sri Lanka’s military said it killed or wounded 200 Tamil rebels with a loss of 30 government troops.
    (WSJ, 9/24/96, p.A1)

1997        Sep 22, Elton John released his Diana tribute "Candle in the Wind 1997."
    (www.vex.net/~paulmac/elton/ej1997.html)
1997        Sep 22, President Clinton, addressing the United Nations, told world leaders to "end all nuclear tests for all time" as he sent the long-delayed global test-ban treaty to the Senate.
    (AP, 9/22/98)
1997        Sep 22, Sportscaster Marv Albert went on trial in Arlington, Va., on charges of sodomy and assault. Albert later pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault, received no jail time and later had his record cleared.
    (AP, 9/22/02)
1997        Sep 22, In the farming village of Roby, Illinois, a standoff between police and Shirley Allen (51) began that turned into a 5-week police siege. Her brother initially showed up with a court order for a psychiatric exam and she refused to comply. She was finally captured after being shot with rubber bullets. Shirley Ann Allen was apprehended when she stepped out onto her porch on October 30, 1997. Illinois State Police officers fired several large rubber bullets at her from a grenade launcher, striking her several times. Apparently not seriously injured, Allen was taken to St. Johns Hospital in Springfield, Illinois for her "evaluation." Ending on Thursday, October 30, 1997 a 39-day police siege, the longest in Illinois history. According to Illinois State Police Director Terry Gainer between $750,000 and $1,000,000 of taxpayer money was spent during the stand-off. After six weeks in a mental hospital, Allen was released when doctors said she posed no danger to herself or others.
    (SFC, 10/14/97, p.A3)(SFC, 10/31/97, p.A3)(www.outlawslegal.com/friendly/shirley.htm)
1997        Sep 22, It was reported that IBM has developed a new copper chip that will be smaller and up to 40% more powerful than previous chips.
    (SFC, 9/22/97, p.A3)
1997        Sep 22, It was reported that scientists had developed a new technology that takes the flicker out of starlight using “adaptive optics."
    (SFC, 9/22/97, p.A5)
1997        Sep 22, Shoichi Yokoi (b.1915), Japanese WW II fighter who only surrendered in 1972, died. For 28 years he had hid in an underground jungle cave on Guam, fearing to come out of hiding even after finding leaflets declaring that World War II had ended.
    (www.wanpela.com/holdouts/profiles/yokoi.html)
1997        Sep 22, In Serbia the Socialist Party of Slobodan Milosevic claimed victory in the elections. Many of his opponents boycotted the elections which they said were rigged. Zoran Lilic was expected to take the presidency. A majority was not won and a run-off election was scheduled for Oct 5.
    (SFC, 9/22/97, p.A8)(SFC, 9/23/97, p.A10)

1998        Sep 22, Congressional Republicans worked to snuff out new talk of a punishment for President Clinton short of impeachment, an idea floated by Democrats as polls showed most Americans opposed Clinton's removal from office.
    (AP, 9/22/99)
1998        Sep 22, The U.S. and Russia agreed to help Russia privatize its nuclear program and stop the export of scientists and plutonium.
    (AP, 9/22/99)
1998        Sep 22, Hurricane Georges hit the Dominican Republic and at least 12 people were killed. Three people were killed in St. Kitts, 2 in Antigua and 4 in Puerto Rico.
    (SFC, 9/23/98, p.A10)
1998        Sep 22, In Ethiopia the government said that 2,000 Eritreans had been expelled over the past week bringing the total to 6,500. It charged that Eritrea had forced out 17,000 Ethiopians.
    (SFC, 9/23/98, p.A12)
1998        Sep 22, In NYC Mohammad Khatami, Pres. of Iran, said that the 10-year fatwa (religious edict for the death of Rushdie) over author Salman Rushdie is “completely finished."
    (SFC, 9/23/98, p.A11)(SFC, 9/25/98, p.A13)
1998        Sep 22, In Japan Typhoon Vicki killed 9 people and injured over 100.
    (SFC, 9/23/98, p.A12)
1998        Sep 22, In Kosovo Serbian troops began an offensive against the last of stronghold of ethnic Albanian separatists. Many rebels were reported killed.
    (SFC, 9/23/98, p.A10)
1998        Sep 22, South African troops poured over the border into Lesotho and 30 people were reported killed.
    (SFC, 9/23/98, p.A12)

1999        Sep 22, Shania Twain won best entertainer while the Dixie Chicks picked up three trophies, including best vocal group, at the Country Music Association Awards.
    (AP, 9/22/00)
1999        Sep 22, The US Justice Department filed a huge lawsuit against the tobacco industry.
    (SFC, 9/23/99, p.A1)(AP, 9/22/00)
1999        Sep 22, The FBI hit a big Mexican drug ring, formerly run by Amado Carillo Fuentes, with 93 arrests in the US and the Dominican Republic.
    (WSJ, 9/23/99, p.A1)   
1999        Sep 22, George Campbell Scott (b.1927), Hollywood actor, died at his Southern California home at age 71. His films included "Dr. Strangelove" and "Patton."
    (SFC, 9/24/99, p.D2)(AP, 9/22/00)
1999        Sep 22, In Brazil the Chamber of Deputies voted 394 to 41 to expel Hildebrando Pascoal, a 1st term congressman from Acre state, for "lack of parliamentary decorum." Hildebrando was accused of torture, mass murder and int'l. drug trafficking but had been immune due to his congressional status. Pascoal surrendered to federal police the next day.
    (SFC, 9/23/99, p.C16)(SFC, 9/24/99, p.A14)
1999        Sep 22, In East Timor armed men killed a Dutch journalist and assaulted 2 others as Australian peacekeepers fanned out from Dili and collected weapons from pro-Jakarta militia.
    (WSJ, 9/23/99, p.A1)
1999        Sep 22, Kyrgyzstan jets bombed Islamic militants near the villages of Sai and Syrt in the mountainous Osh region. Officials claimed that 30 rebels were killed.
    (SFC, 9/24/99, p.A14)
1999        Sep 22, A bombing attempt was made in Ryazan, western Russia. The people arrested were not Chechens and later pronounced to be Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) on a training exercise.
    (SFC, 11/26/99, p.A22)(http://piurl.com/5K)
1999        Sep 22, Serbs quit the multiethnic council working with the UN to administer Kosovo following the establishment of the Kosovo Protection Corps out of the KLA.
    (SFC, 9/23/99, p.A10)

2000        Sep 22, The Cincinnati Symphony premiered “The Millennium Fantasy for Piano and Orchestra" by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich. The work was commissioned by 27 orchestras.
    (SFC, 9/22/00, p.C9)
2000        Sep 22, Pres. Clinton moved to release 30 million barrels of crude oil from the nation’s 570-million-barrel emergency stockpile in a future’s market exchange to alleviate winter fuel costs.
    (SFC, 9/23/00, p.A1)
2000        Sep 22, The US Federal Reserve joined counterparts in Europe and Japan to intervene in currency markets in support of the euro. G7 action supported the euro.
    (SFC, 9/23/00, p.D1)(Econ, 3/29/08, p.100)
2000        Sep 22, The US government web site firstgov.gov, a consolidation of 20,000 government sites, made its debut. Eric Brewer of Inktomi led the project.
    (SFC, 9/22/00, p.B1)
2000        Sep 22, Kraft Foods recalled all taco shells sold nationwide in supermarkets under the Taco Bell brand after tests confirmed they were made with StarLink, a genetically engineered corn not approved for human consumption.
    (AP, 9/22/01)
2000        Sep 22, In the Czech Republic hundreds of anti-nuclear protestors from Austria, Germany and the Czech Republic called for a halt to activation of the Temelin plant located near the Austrian border to allow for safety and environmental tests.
    (SFC, 9/23/00, p.A12)
2000        Sep 22, France allowed a chartered aircraft with humanitarian personnel to fly to Baghdad.
    (SFC, 9/23/00, p.A8)
2000        Sep 22, Venezuela’s Pres. Chavez announced his 1st major spending program. The $2.1 billion plan included $819 million for infrastructure and $756 million for social programs. The rest was for economic stimuli, technology and security.
    (SFC, 9/28/00, p.A11)

2001        Sep 22, President Bush consulted at length with Russian President Vladimir Putin as the United States mustered a military assault on terrorism in the wake of Sept. 11.
    (AP, 9/22/02)
2001        Sep 22, Pres. Bush lifted sanctions on India and Pakistan.
    (SSFC, 9/23/01, p.A1)
2001        Sep 22, Pres. Bush signed the $15 billion aid package for the nation’s airline industry.
    (SSFC, 9/23/01, p.A1)   
2001        Sep 22, Katie Harman, Miss Oregon, was crowned in Atlantic City, N.J., Miss America for 2002.
    (SSFC, 9/23/01, p.A27)(AP, 9/22/02)
2001        Sep 22, Isaac Stern (b.1920), Ukraine born Jewish immigrant to the US and legendary violinist, died. In 1960 he saved Carnegie Hall from the wrecking ball.
    (SSFC, 9/23/01, p.A24)(NW, 12/31/01, p.109)
2001        Sep 22, In Afghanistan there was heavy fighting in the northern provinces of Balkh and Samangan. 39 Taliban were reported killed along with 2 opposition fighters.
    (SSFC, 9/23/01, p.A14)
2001        Sep 22, Pope John Paul II arrived in Kazakstan with good wishes for Islamic leaders and for “all people of good will" who seek peace.
    (SSFC, 9/23/01, p.A27)
2001        Sep 22, Pakistan confirmed that it had pulled its senior diplomats out of Afghanistan.
    (SSFC, 9/23/01, p.A14)
2001        Sep 22, The United Arab Emirates (UAR) cut relations with Afghanistan’s Taliban government.
    (SSFC, 9/23/01, p.A14)

2002        Sep 22, The White House drama "The West Wing" won its third consecutive Emmy as best drama series; Jennifer Aniston won for best actress in Friends, which won for the best comedy series.
    (SFC, 9/23/02, p.A1)
2002        Sep 22, Gerhard Schroeder's Social Democrats held onto power in Germany's closest postwar election, but the chancellor will face a tougher opposition as he tries to reduce unemployment and revive the economy. The parliamentary elections pitted center-left Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder against conservative challenger, Bavarian governor Edmund Stoiber.
    (Reuters, 9/22/02)(AP, 9/23/02)
2002        Sep 22, In the Ivory Coast thousands of angry civilians marched through a rebel-held city of Bouake, screaming anti-government slogans and cheering the insurgents behind this West African nation's bloodiest military uprising.
    (AP, 9/22/02)
2002        Sep 22, In Kashmir 6 police were wounded and one Muslim militant killed following an attack on a police compound in Srinagar.
    (SSFC, 9/22/02, p.A12)
2002        Sep 22, In Nepal Maoist rebels fighting the constitutional monarchy have called for a three-day countrywide strike aimed at disrupting general elections slated to begin on November 13. The army killed 76 rebels over the last 2 days.
    (Reuters, 9/22/02)(SFC, 9/23/02, p.A8)(SFC, 9/24/02, p.A13)
2002        Sep 22, Thousands of Palestinians, many defying military curfews, poured into West Bank and Gaza streets to protest Israel's assault on Yasser Arafat's headquarters, and 5 demonstrators were killed by army fire.
    (AP, 9/22/02)(WSJ, 9/23/02, p.A1)
2002        Sep 22, Switzerland held a referendum on the use of tons of "excess" gold sold weekly from the vaults of Switzerland's central bank. The government wants to split the money three ways: a third to Swiss cantons, or states, a third to its social security program exclusively for Swiss residents and a third to be divided evenly between self-help projects for use at home and abroad.
    (AP, 9/21/02)

2003        Sep 22, California signed into law a privacy bill, effective Jul 1, 2004, that prevents use of vehicle recorded data without the consent of the owner. GM began installing data boxes in the 1970s.
    (SFC, 9/23/03, p.A1)
2003        Sep 22, Actor Gordon Jump died at age 71.
    (AP, 9/22/04)
2003        Sep 22, Hugo Young (b.1938), British political columnist for the Sunday Times and the Guardian, died. In 2008 Ion Trewin edited “The Hugo Young Papers: Thirty Years of British Politics – Off the Record."
    (Econ, 11/29/08, p.86)
2003        Sep 22, In Haiti the bullet-riddled body of Amiot Metayer (39) was found, more than a year after he escaped from prison and allegedly went on a rampage terrorizing government opponents. 3 days of protests followed the news.
    (AP, 9/23/03)(SFC, 9/26/03, p.A3)
2003        Sep 22, A suicide bomber, his body wrapped in explosives and his car filled with 50 pounds of TNT, struck a police checkpoint outside UN headquarters in Baghdad, killing an Iraqi policeman who stopped him and wounding 19 people.
    (AP, 9/22/03)
2003        Sep 22, NATO selected Dutch Foreign Minister Jaap de Hoop Scheffer as the alliance's new secretary general.
    (AP, 9/22/03)
2003        Sep 22, The jawbone of a cave-man living in what is now Romania, found in 2002 in Pestera cu Oase, was reported as the oldest fossil from an early modern human to be found in Europe. It was carbon-dated to between 34,000 and 36,000 years ago.
    (AP, 9/22/03)
2003        Sep 22, In Uganda a speeding bus plowed head-on into a truck loaded with relief food destined for Burundi, killing 46 people and injuring 33 others.
    (AP, 9/22/03)

2004        Sep 22, The US FCC fined CBS $550,000 for Janet Jackson’s Feb 1 breast exposure.
    (SFC, 9/23/04, p.A7)
2004        Sep 22, Federal prosecutors indicted Sanjay Kumar, former chief of Computer Associates, saying he helped orchestrate accounting fraud. Stephen Richards, head of sales, was also named in the 10-count indictment.
    (WSJ, 9/23/04, p.A1)
2004        Sep 22, The new $600 million Mark O. Hatfield Clinical Research Center, named after the former Oregon Senator (1967-1997), opened in Bethesda, Md., as the latest addition to the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
    (SSFC, 3/27/05, Par p.17)(www.news-medical.net/?id=4963)
2004        Sep 22, In southern Brazil a school bus swerved off a narrow road and plunged into a reservoir, killing at least 16 children.
    (AP, 9/22/04)
2004        Sep 22, Six members of the same family were hanged in Egypt after being convicted for the revenge-killing of 22 members of a rival family two years ago.
    (AP, 9/22/04)
2004        Sep 22, The European Commission approved a multi-billion pound bailout of the nuclear group British Energy, after securing guarantees that the company would not breach EU competition rules.
    (AP, 9/22/04)
2004        Sep 22, The European Union agreed in principle to lift an arms embargo on Libya after pressure from Italy.
    (AP, 9/22/04)
2004        Sep 22, France signaled it will slash its public overspending next year to come into line with EU rules in a 2005 budget published today and forecast economic growth of 2.5 percent.
    (AP, 9/22/04)
2004        Sep 22, In Haiti, the death toll from Tropical Storm Jeanne topped 1,000.
    (AP, 9/22/05)
2004        Sep 22, Indian officials said they have fenced nearly 40 percent of the porous border with Bangladesh and would fence the entire frontier by March 2006 to prevent movement of insurgents, illegal immigrants and smuggling.
    (Reuters, 9/22/04)
2004        Sep 22, In India's mountainous northeast 10 people, including a state government minister and two lawmakers, were killed in a helicopter crash.
    (AP, 9/22/04)
2004        Sep 22, Four Islamic militants were killed in a clash with Indian troops along the disputed border in Kashmir on the eve of a summit between the two countries' leaders.
    (AP, 9/23/04)
2004        Sep 22, In Iraq kidnappers seized 4 Egyptians and four Iraqis working for the country's mobile phone company.
    (AP, 9/24/04)
2004        Sep 22, British hostage Kenneth Bigley appeared on a video posted on an Islamic Web site weeping and pleading for his life. He was later beheaded by his captors.
    (AP, 9/22/05)
2004        Sep 22, Suicide attackers detonated a car bomb near an Iraqi National Guard recruiting center in west Baghdad, killing at least six people and injuring 54. US aircraft and tanks attacked Shiite militia positions in fierce fighting in Baghdad's Sadr City slum, killing 10 people and injuring 92 others.
    (AP, 9/22/04)
2004        Sep 22, A Palestinian suicide bomber blew herself up near a crowded bus stop in Jerusalem. 2 Israeli police officers were killed.
    (AP, 9/22/04)(SFC, 9/23/04, p.A3)
2004        Sep 22, On the 2nd day of the General Assembly's ministerial meeting the UN Security Council highlighted the need for more military and civilian cooperation to rebuild war-torn nations, while the secretary-general called for more resources and a more practical approach to international peacekeeping efforts.
    (AP, 9/23/04)
2004        Sep 22, Zimbabwe's government dismissed reports of dozens of deaths linked to malnutrition as lies peddled by detractors and insisted the nation has more food than it needs.
    (AP, 9/22/04)

2005        Sep 22, John Roberts' nomination as chief justice cleared the US Senate Judiciary Committee on a bipartisan vote of 13-5.
    (AP, 9/22/06)
2005        Sep 22, Hurricane Rita, weakened to Category 4 status, closed on the Texas coast, sending hundreds of thousands of people fleeing on a frustratingly slow, bumper-to-bumper exodus.
    (AP, 9/22/06)
2005        Sep 22, Delta Air Lines Inc. said it will cut up to 9,000 jobs, or 17% of the work force at its flagship service, and reduce pay and make changes to its route network to focus more on international flying as it moves swiftly to restructure its costs in bankruptcy.
    (AP, 9/22/05)
2005        Sep 22, A group of Hong Kong investors purchased the Bank of America Center in San Francisco for $1.05 billion. Donald Trump had in interest in the deal from a previous sale by the investment group in NYC.
    (WSJ, 9/23/05, p.B3)
2005        Sep 22, In Massachusetts Holli Strickland (33) died of gunshot wounds, along with her grandmother Constance F. Young (71) in what police said was either a double suicide or murder-suicide in Young's West Springfield apartment. They had been released from jail 2 days earlier following charges of severe abuse of Haleigh Poutre (11) was hospitalized in a vegetative state after her brain stem was partly sheared.
    (SFC, 12/6/05, p.A4)(http://tinyurl.com/7jeol)
2005        Sep 22, Boxer Leavander Johnson (35) died from injuries suffered in a Sep 17 Los Vegas boxing match with Jesus Chavez. The match was telecast on HBO.
    (WSJ, 9/29/05, p.D10)
2005        Sep 22, In southern Afghanistan 10 insurgents and an Afghan soldier were killed in an operation to arrest a top Taliban commander.
    (AFP, 9/23/05)
2005        Sep 22, In Algeria Al Qaeda-aligned Islamic militants killed 10 people, including seven soldiers, in separate ambushes. The ambushes were blamed on the GSPC, which is split on whether to support a September 29 referendum on a partial amnesty in exchange for laying down their arms.
    (AP, 9/24/05)
2005        Sep 22, In Britain 8 Zimbabwean soccer players and two officials deserted their teams after a tour, joining thousands of fellow citizens who have sought refuge abroad over a serious political and economic crisis at home.
    (AP, 9/24/05)
2005        Sep 22, In Colombia suspected rebels killed 10 police officers driving down a remote highway outside La Cruz, ambushing their truck with gunfire and homemade gas cylinder bombs.
    (AP, 9/22/05)
2005        Sep 22, Alberto Giraldo (70), the journalist who spent five years in jail for his role in the Cali cocaine cartel's funding of former Colombian President Ernesto Samper's election campaign, died. Viviana Leon, his 2nd wife, said that before his death Giraldo wrote a book, yet to be published, detailing how Cali cartel bosses Miguel and Gilberto Rodriguez Orejuela donated $5 million to Samper's successful 1994 run for the presidency.
    (AP, 9/22/05)
2005        Sep 22, France announced financial incentives for parents to have a 3rd child, hoping to boost its fertility rate by helping people to better juggle the demands of work and family life.
    (AP, 9/22/05)
2005        Sep 22, In India police said 4 Maoist rebels were killed in two separate gunbattles with police in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh.
    (AFP, 9/22/05)
2005        Sep 22, An Indonesian court sentenced the last of six Muslim militants accused in the 2004 suicide bombing at the Australian Embassy to 10 years in prison for helping the alleged masterminds carry out the attack.
    (AP, 9/22/05)
2005        Sep 22, British troops in the city of Basra greatly reduced their presence in the streets, apparently responding to a provincial governor's call to sever cooperation until London apologized for storming a police station to free two of its soldiers.
    (AP, 9/22/05)
2005        Sep 22, About 150 clerics and tribal leaders from Iraq's Sunni Arab minority called for the rejection of the country's draft constitution in an upcoming referendum, saying that it would lead to the fragmentation of Iraq. Small arms fire in Ramadi killed one US soldier.
    (AP, 9/22/05)(SFC, 9/24/05, p.A3)
2005        Sep 22, Japan's finance ministry said government debt, already the highest in the industrialized world, rose 1.7% to a record high of 795.8 trillion yen ($7.1 trillion) at the end of June.
    (AP, 9/23/05)
2005        Sep 22, In Japan Sony Corp. said it will cut about 10,000 jobs, close 11 plants and shrink or terminate 15 unprofitable operations in an ambitious restructuring bid to revive its stumbling electronics business.
    (AP, 9/22/05)
2005        Sep 22, In Nigeria police said Moujahid Dokubo-Asari, a separatist militia leader, will be charged with treason, a capital offense. His arrest set off tense protests in the oil heartland. Dokubo-Asari said his Ijaw ethnic group and the other people of the Niger delta should break away from Nigeria and take control of the billions of dollars of oil flowing from their land.
    (AP, 9/22/05)
2005        Sep 22, Boatloads of Nigerian guerrilla fighters armed with rifles, machetes and dynamite launched a drive to hijack oil installations in the waterways of the Niger Delta, after a judge jailed their leader.
    (AP, 9/23/05)
2005        Sep 22, In Pakistan 2 bombings in Lahore killed six people and injured 26.
    (AP, 9/22/05)
2005        Sep 22, Peru's Congress passed legislation that would require public institutions to consider open-source software as an alternative to proprietary systems such as Windows.
    (AP, 9/28/05)
2005        Sep 22, A Russian court rejected Mikhail Khodorkovsky's appeal of his conviction on fraud and tax evasion charges, but reduced the oil tycoon's prison sentence from 9 years to 8.
    (AP, 9/22/05)
2005        Sep 22, In Scotland a judge sentenced a British lord to 16 months in prison for causing a fire at a hotel. Lord Mike Watson (56) admitted to setting fire to a curtain after having several drinks at the Scottish Politician of the Year awards ceremony in Edinburgh on Nov. 12.
    (AP, 9/22/05)
2005        Sep 22, South Africa's government moved for the first time to seize land from a white farmer, saying that negotiations to buy the property to hand over to black claimants were taking too long.
    (AP, 9/22/05)
2005        Sep 22, Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko forged an awkward alliance with Viktor Yanukovych's Party of the Regions, his archrival and Orange Revolution enemy, to get his choice for new PM through parliament. Parliament approved Yuriy Yekhanurov with 289 votes.
    (AP, 9/22/05)

2006        Sep 22, US President George W. Bush and Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf met at the White House for key anti-terror talks jarred by his public critiques of US strategy.
    (AP, 9/22/06)
2006        Sep 22, It was reported that 11 Domino's employees in Pensacola, Fla., hoping to make a little more dough and get a bigger slice of the profits have formed the nation's first union of pizza delivery drivers.
    (AP, 9/22/06)
2006        Sep 22, The new list of Forbes 400 richest people in the US for the 1st time was composed only of billionaires. As a group they were worth a record $1.3 trillion.
    (WSJ, 9/23/06, p.B3)
2006        Sep 22, The US CDC recommended that all Americans between 13 and 64 be routinely tested for AIDS.
    (Econ, 9/30/06, p.40)(www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5514a1.htm)
2006        Sep 22, Hewlett-Packard Co. Chairwoman Patricia Dunn resigned in the wake of the company's ill-fated investigation of boardroom media leaks.
    (AP, 9/22/07)
2006        Sep 22, Edward Albert (b.1951), television and screen actor, died of lung cancer in Malibu, California. He had a meteoric career as a film star in the 1970s after he starred with Goldie Hawn in “Butterflies Are Free" (1972). He also starred in “40 Carats" (1973), “The Ice Runner" (1993), and “Guarding Tess" (1994). Albert was a dedicated environmentalist and worked with several groups, including the California Coastal Commission and the state's Native American Heritage Commission.
            (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Albert)
2006        Sep 22, In southern Afghanistan militants ambushed a bus carrying construction workers, killing 19 of the laborers. The attack occurred in Kandahar province when a roadside bomb exploded near the bus. A NATO helicopter killed 15 suspected insurgents in Helmand province.
    (AP, 9/22/06)(AP, 9/24/06)
2006        Sep 22, Enrique Gorriaran Merlo (65), a former Argentine rebel, died. He claimed that he led the squad that killed exiled Nicaraguan dictator Anastasio Somoza in 1980.
    (AP, 9/22/06)
2006        Sep 22, In Shanghai health officials added 3 more items to a list of toxic metals in SK-II products, made in Japan by US consumer products giant Procter and Gamble. P&G has pulled its popular SK-II line of beauty products off the shelf after authorities a week earlier discovered traces of the two toxic metals in nine SK-II products including powder, foundation, lotion and cleansing oil products. The company said a hotline had been set up and that all refund requests submitted by September 21 would be honored.
    (AP, 9/22/06)
2006        Sep 22, Democratic Republic of Congo's first freely elected parliament in more than 40 years convened, with President Joseph Kabila's coalition poised to appoint a prime minister.
    (AP, 9/22/06)
2006        Sep 22, France and Russia signed deals in the transport and aviation sectors worth 10 billion dollars following a summit between Russian Pres. Vladimir Putin and his French counterpart Jacques Chirac.
    (AP, 9/23/06)
2006        Sep 22, Yvan Keller (46), arrested a week earlier in France’s eastern city of Mulhouse in connection with a robbery, hanged himself while in custody. Mr. Keller admitted to killing dozens of elderly women who lived alone, all within 40 miles of Mulhouse, in the border region straddling France, Switzerland and Germany, starting in 1989.
    (www.newagebd.com/2006/sep/27/inat.html)
2006        Sep 22, Voters in Gambia went to the polls in a presidential election widely expected to hand incumbent strongman Yahya Jammeh a third elected term.
    (AP, 9/22/06)
2006        Sep 22, In northwestern Germany the high-speed, Transrapid magnetic train, traveling at 125 mph, crashed. 23 of the 29 people aboard were killed and others injured in the first fatal wreck involving the high-tech system. A gas tank exploded in a bakery in a south German village, burying a dozen people in the rubble and injuring several more.
    (AP, 9/22/06)(AP, 9/23/06)
2006        Sep 22, India’s High Court overturned a ban on the production and sale of Coca-Cola and Pepsi soft drinks in the southern Indian state of Kerala, but state officials said they would seek ways to challenge the decision.
    (AP, 9/22/06)
2006        Sep 22, In Indonesia Christian mobs torched cars, blockaded roads and looted Muslim-owned shops in violence touched off by the execution in Central Sulawesi of 3 Roman Catholics convicted of instigating attacks on Muslims. Fabianus Tibo (60), Marinus Riwu (48), and Dominggus da Silva (42), were found guilty of leading a Christian militia that launched a series of attacks on Muslims in May, 2000, that left at least 70 people dead. Some 200 prisoners escaped in the town of Atambua, and only 20 had been recaptured by mid-afternoon.
    (AP, 9/22/06)
2006        Sep 22, In Iraq gunmen opened fire on Sunni mosques and homes in a religiously mixed Baghdad neighborhood, killing four people in an attack that drew the condemnation of Sunni leaders across the city. Muntasir Hamoud Ileiwi al-Jubouri, an alleged leader of Ansar al-Sunnah, and two of his aides were captured. He is a leader of the group believed to be behind the 2004 attack on a US military mess hall. An American contractor working for the State Department was killed in a rocket attack in the southern city of Basra. Police found the blindfolded and bound bodies of nine men from a Sunni tribe who had been dragged out of a wedding dinner in east Baghdad the night before by men dressed in Iraqi army uniforms. Four other bodies were found in other parts of the capital, again blindfolded and with their hands and legs tied.
    (AP, 9/22/06)(AP, 9/23/06)
2006        Sep 22, Israelis marked the Jewish New Year shaken by the inconclusive war in Lebanon, angry at their leaders and coping with growing gaps between rich and poor.
    (AP, 9/22/06)
2006        Sep 22, Some 800,000 Hezbollah supporters packed a 37-acre square in the suburbs of Beirut to hear leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah. In his first public appearance since the start of his group's 34-day war with Israel, he said his group has more than 20,000 rockets, and that an increased UN peacekeeping force will not hurt its guerrillas' arsenal.
    (SFC, 9/23/06, p.A7)(AP, 9/25/06)
2006        Sep 22, Nepal's interim parliament passed a new law imposing tighter civilian control over the army which was once fiercely loyal to the nation's royal family.
    (AP, 9/22/06)
2006        Sep 22, In Norway police accused four men suspected in an attack on Oslo's main synagogue of also plotting to blow up the US and Israeli embassies. The men were arrested Sep 19 in connection with an attack on the Mosaic Religious Community synagogue, which was hit with at least 10 bullets on Sep 17.
    (AP, 9/22/06)
2006        Sep 22, Palestinian PM Ismail Haniyeh of Hamas said he will not head a government that recognizes Israel, striking a potential blow to President Mahmoud Abbas' attempts to create a national unity government.
    (AP, 9/22/06)

2007        Sep 22, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice met with Iraqi PM Nouri al-Maliki at the United Nations in their first face-to-face talks since a Baghdad shootout involving guards from a US company protecting American diplomats.
    (AP, 9/22/08)
2007        Sep 22, Afghan authorities said they had seized dozens of Iranian and Chinese-made weapons after a brief battle with Taliban fighters near the border with Iran. In northern Afghanistan NATO helicopters fired on a group of suspected insurgents in response to a rocket attack. Four Afghans died and 12 were wounded. 2 Italian soldiers and their two Afghan staff on a weekend patrol disappeared in western Afghanistan. In southern Zabul province the Taliban kidnapped three Afghan men accused of spying for the US and executed them.
    (AP, 9/22/07)(AP, 9/23/07)
2007        Sep 22, At least 25,000 textile workers defied a ban on protests in emergency-ruled Bangladesh to demand back-pay and bonuses in one of the country's biggest industrial zones.
    (AP, 9/22/07)
2007        Sep 22, Marcel Marceau (b.1923), the world's best-known mime artist, died in Paris, France. For decades he moved audiences across the globe without uttering a single word.
    (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/7009040.stm)(Econ, 9/29/07, p.91)
2007        Sep 22, Gunmen ambushed an Iraqi police checkpoint in Baqouba, killing one officer and wounding five others. A civilian was killed in Khalis, a Shiite enclave near Baqouba in the volatile Diyala province, when gunmen opened fire on his car. An American soldier was killed and another wounded when an EFP hit their patrol in eastern Baghdad.
    (AP, 9/22/07)(AP, 9/23/07)
2007        Sep 22, In the central Myanmar city of Mandalay, a crowd of 10,000 people, including at least 4,000 Buddhist monks, marched in one of the largest demonstrations since the 1988 democracy uprising. About 1,000 monks, led by one holding his begging bowl upturned as a sign of protest, marched in Yangon for a 5th straight day. The anti-government demonstrations touched the doorstep of democracy heroine Aung San Suu Kyi.
    (AP, 9/22/07)
2007        Sep 22, Nigeria suspended a deal by a previous government allowing the private sector to run the country's federal government-owned "unity" schools.
    (AFP, 9/22/07)
2007        Sep 22, Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori was flown to his home country in police custody, one day after the Chilean Supreme Court authorized his extradition on human rights and corruption charges.
    (AP, 9/22/07)
2007        Sep 22, North Korea's No. 2 leader met with a Syrian delegation in Pyongyang, amid suspicions of a secret nuclear connection between the two countries.
    (AP, 9/22/07)
2007        Sep 22, In NW Pakistan a suicide bomber blew up his car near a paramilitary convoy, wounding a soldier. In neighboring Bajaur tribal district authorities reported that a soldier and two women were killed in overnight attacks by pro-Taliban militants. Also in Bajaur an Afghan national and a local tribesman were found shot dead outside Khar.
    (AFP, 9/22/07)
2007        Sep 22, Serbian PM Vojislav Kostunica warned the United States, NATO and Kosovo Albanians they would be responsible for devastating consequences if they "snatch" Kosovo and declare it independent.
    (AP, 9/22/07)
2007        Sep 22, Yu Shyi-kun, the chairman of Taiwan's ruling party, resigned after prosecutors indicted him on graft charges. Annette Lu, the island's vice president facing similar charges, said she would fight the allegations.
    (AP, 9/22/07)
2007        Sep 22, To date 144 countries had ratified the UN Convention Against Torture. Holdouts included Sudan, North Korea, Myanmar, Zimbabwe and India.
    (Econ, 9/22/07, p.72)

2008        Sep 22, Group of Seven (G7) nations welcomed the $700 billion US markets bailout plan and said they were prepared to step up international cooperation to protect the world's financial and banking system.
    (Reuters, 9/22/08)
2008        Sep 22, The price of oil jumped $16.37 to $120.92 per barrel, its biggest single-day gain ever, as the dollar posted its worst single-day percentage drop. During this final day for the October contract, oil had soared to as high as $130 per barrel.
    (SFC, 9/23/08, p.D1)(WSJ, 9/23/08, p.C2)(Econ, 9/27/08, p.90)
2008        Sep 22, Nomura Holdings Inc., Japan's largest brokerage, reached a deal to buy the Asian operations of bankrupt US investment bank Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. in a deal valued at around $225 million.
    (AP, 9/22/08)
2008        Sep 22, It was reported that SanDisk, a maker of flash memory, was teaming with 4 top music labels to roll out a new music medium based on its microSD cards, which would feature pre-loaded albums and additional content and compete with the declining CD market.
    (SFC, 9/22/08, p.D1)
2008        Sep 22, In southern Afghanistan a roadside bomb killed a district chief and a police chief in Kandahar province. An Afghan journalist detained for 11 months at the US military base at Bagram alleged that his captors kicked him, forced him to stand barefoot in the snow and didn't allow him to sleep for days. Jawed Ahmad (21), who worked primarily for CTV, a Canadian television network, was handed over to Afghan authorities on Sep 21.
    (AP, 9/23/08)
2008        Sep 22, in Australia 400 sheep died in a road accident, prompting animal rights activists to repeat their call for an end to the long distance transportation of livestock for slaughter.
    (AFP, 9/23/08)
2008        Sep 22, In southern Brazil 5 hooded gunmen killed 15 people on an alleged drug trafficker's ranch. The suspected trafficker and two of his sons were among the 15 dead.
    (AP, 9/22/08)
2008        Sep 22, The number of Chinese infants sick in hospital after drinking tainted milk formula doubled to nearly 13,000 and the country's top quality regulator resigned in the latest blight on the "made-in-China" brand.
    (AP, 9/22/08)
2008        Sep 22, The UN appealed for $460 million to feed some 10 million Ethiopians hit by drought and high food prices. In southeastern Ethiopia two expatriate staff for French aid group Medecins du Monde were kidnapped in the rebellious Ogaden region.
    (AP, 9/22/08)(AP, 9/23/08)
2008        Sep 22, Georgian forces shot down a Russian drone near the breakaway province of South Ossetia.
    (AP, 9/23/08)
2008        Sep 22, The death toll from heavy monsoon rains and flooding across India reached 119 in the past three days.
    (AP, 9/22/08)
2008        Sep 22, Iraq and Royal Dutch Shell PLC signed a deal to establish a joint venture that will tap natural gas in southern Iraq. A mortar round apparently aimed at an Iraqi military base missed its target and slammed into a house in northwestern Baghdad, killing one man and wounding four others. A car bomb struck a mainly Shiite area in central Baghdad. Police said two men and a woman were killed and seven people wounded. In Mosul a bomb hidden under trash killed at least 5 children playing soccer.
    (AP, 9/22/08)(SFC, 9/23/08, p.A10)
2008        Sep 22, A driver plowed a BMW into a group of soldiers at a busy intersection near Jerusalem's Old City, injuring 13 of them before he was shot to death. The driver was a Palestinian resident of east Jerusalem who apparently acted alone.
    (AP, 9/22/08)
2008        Sep 22, Brash conservative Taro Aso easily won the presidency of Japan's struggling ruling party, virtually ensuring his election as prime minister later this week amid political and economic turmoil.
    (AP, 9/22/08)
2008        Sep 22, Mozambique's former interior minister Almerino Manhenje was arrested in connection with the disappearance of millions of dollars during his time in office. He served as home affairs minister in the Joaquim Chissano administration between 1996 and 2005.
    (AFP, 9/23/08)
2008        Sep 22, North Korea asked the UN nuclear watchdog (IAEA) to remove seals and surveillance equipment from the Yongbyon nuclear reactor.
    (AP, 9/22/08)
2008        Sep 22, In Pakistan gunmen kidnapped Abdul Khaliq Farahi, Afghanistan's ambassador-designate, and killed his driver in the main northwestern city of Peshawar. Farahi was released on Nov 13, 2010.
    (AP, 9/21/08)(AP, 11/14/10)
2008        Sep 22, In the Philippines 16 gold miners went into shafts during a typhoon that rapidly flooded the tunnels in Benguet province. 2 bodies were retrieved on Sep 25, 3 miners were rescued on Sep 29, 3 more on Sep 30, and 3 more on Oct 1. Two bodies were recovered on Oct 2 and one miner remained missing. The last of the miners was rescued on Oct 3. He was then arrested by police, who had a warrant for his arrest on unrelated theft and robbery charges.
    (AP, 9/29/08)(AP, 9/30/08)(AP, 10/1/08)(AP, 10/2/08)(AP, 10/4/08)
2008        Sep 22, In Somalia mortar rounds slammed into a market in Mogadishu, killing up to 30 people including children and overwhelming hospitals with dozens of wounded in the worst fighting in months.
    (AP, 9/22/08)
2008        Sep 22, In South Africa ANC members of parliament said the ruling African National Congress will name party deputy head Kgalema Motlanthe as South Africa's caretaker leader after the ousting of President Thabo Mbeki. His resignation will take effect Sep 25.
    (Reuters, 9/22/08)
2008        Sep 22, In northern Spain a car bomb killed a soldier in the third attack in just over 24 hours by the Basque separatist group ETA.
    (AP, 9/22/08)
2008        Sep 22, In Sri Lanka some 26 Tamil Tigers were killed in ground fighting across the across the embattled regions of Weli Oya, Kilinochchi and Vavuniya, where troops were trying to wrest control of the rebel capital of Kilinochchi.
    (AFP, 9/23/08)
2008        Sep 22, Unicef said Ugandan rebels kidnapped 90 children in eastern Congo and that fighting has forced 100,000 people to flee the area.
    (WSJ, 9/23/08, p.A1)

2009        Sep 22, The Massachusetts state Senate approved a bill allowing the appointment of a temporary replacement for the late Sen. Edward Kennedy. The measure had passed the House last week.
    (SFC, 9/23/09, p.A10)
2009        Sep 22, In Georgia washed-out roads and flooded interstate highways around Atlanta added to the misery after days of torrential rain in the Southeast claimed at least eight lives.
    (AP, 9/22/09)
2009        Sep 22, In Michigan off-duty Canton police officer Edward Williams II (36), shot and killed his wife (33), a Detroit police officer, in a library parking lot before shooting himself. He soon after at a hospital.
    (SFC, 9/23/09, p.A10)(http://tinyurl.com/mlswtr)
2009        Sep 22, In Afghanistan a roadside bomb blast killed five people in western Farah province. Eight others in the van were wounded.
    (AP, 9/23/09)
2009        Sep 22, Britain’s Office of Fair Trading (OFT) said it has imposed fines totaling 129.5 million pounds on 103 construction firms in England which it has found had colluded with competitors on building contracts.
    (AFP, 9/22/09)
2009        Sep 22, China appealed at the last minute against a World Trade Organization ruling upholding parts of a US complaint about Chinese restrictions on imports of films, books and other audio-visual material.
    (Reuters, 9/22/09)
2009        Sep 22, A sharply divided EU failed to protect the threatened bluefin tuna, as the bloc's Mediterranean nations refused to back even a temporary a ban on catching the fish prized by sushi aficionados. Greece, Cyprus, Malta, Spain, France and Italy, with strong fishermen's lobbies at home, insisted on continuing the hunt despite the precarious state of the species. Conservation groups had earlier criticized the EU for not pushing to list the bluefin tuna under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species.
    (AP, 9/22/09)
2009        Sep 22, French police cleared out, then bulldozed, a squalid forest camp near the northern city of Calais, detaining hundreds of illegal immigrants who had hoped to slip across the English Channel into Britain.
    (AP, 9/22/09)
2009        Sep 22, In western Germany 5 people were killed in a bus accident at Radevormwald. It broke through a crash barrier and plunged 65 feet (20 meters) into the Wupper river.
    (AP, 9/22/09)
2009        Sep 22, In Honduras baton-wielding police fired tear gas at thousands of demonstrators, chasing them away from the Brazilian embassy where deposed President Manuel Zelaya, who a day earlier had sneaked back into the country, remains holed up, avoiding threatened arrest.
    (AP, 9/22/09)
2009        Sep 22, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said that Iran is stronger than ever and warned that its military will "cut the hand" of anyone who attacks. But a military parade where he spoke was marred when an air force plane crashed, killing seven people.
    (AP, 9/22/09)
2009        Sep 22, Mexican authorities said there would be no compensation for Jacinta Francisco Marcial, an Indian market vendor who was wrongfully convicted of kidnapping and spent three years in prison, in a case that provoked an international protest.
    (AP, 9/22/09)
2009        Sep 22, In northwestern Pakistan suspected Islamist militants blew up an empty girls school on the outskirts of the Peshawar.
    (AP, 9/22/09)
2009        Sep 22, In Somalia Islamic insurgents attacked an African Union peacekeeping base, sparking a battle that killed at least 8 people and wounded more than a dozen.
    (AP, 9/22/09)
2009        Sep 22, In Spain Julio Alberto Poch, an Argentine-born pilot for a low-cost airline, was arrested during a stopover in a Spanish airport on suspicion of piloting planes that carried hundreds of dissidents to their deaths during his country's 1976-1983 "dirty war." He was wanted for questioning in four probes of more than 1,000 deaths during his time as a pilot at the Navy Mechanics School.
    (AP, 9/23/09)
2009        Sep 22, In Taiwan former President Chen Shui-bian was indicted on new embezzlement charges just weeks after being sentenced to life in prison.
    (AP, 9/23/09)
2009        Sep 22, The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs announced that flash floods and lighting have claimed 187 lives and affected 635,273 people in west Africa since the rainy season started in June. This included 103 dead in Sierra Leone, followed by Ghana (24), Mali (20), Ivory Coast (19), Burkina Faso (8), Niger (7) and Senegal (6).
    (AFP, 9/22/09)
2009        Sep 22, Venezuelan police have captured Julio Mendez (38), an American pilot wanted since 2007 on cocaine smuggling charges in the United States.
    (AP, 9/23/09)

2010        Sep 22, A US official in Washington confirmed reports that the CIA is running an all-Afghan paramilitary group in Afghanistan that has been hunting al-Qaida, Taliban, and other militant targets for the agency. A security professional in Kabul familiar with the operation said the 3,000-strong force was set up in 2002 to capture targets for CIA interrogation. Al-Jazeera cameraman Mohammad Nadir was arrested in Kandahar. In Helmand province a Danish soldier was killed and another wounded by a homemade bomb.
    (AP, 9/22/10)(AP, 9/23/10)
2010        Sep 22, NYC officials said 59 taxi drivers have been arrested for manipulating their meters to double the fare rate.
    (SFC, 9/23/10, p.A11)
2010        Sep 22, In NYC Cesar Mercado (34), who had worked at the Nicaraguan consulate as acting consul general, was found dead in his apartment in the Bronx by the driver who went to pick him up to attend the meeting. On Oct 29 a medical examiner’s report said he had committed suicide.
    (AP, 9/24/10)(AP, 10/29/10)
2010        Sep 22, San Francisco’s Recurrent Energy said it has agreed to be purchased by Sharp Corp., Japan’s biggest solar panel manufacturer for as much as $305 million.
    (SFC, 9/23/10, p.D1)
2010        Sep 22, Drugmaker Abbott Laboratories said it is recalling millions of containers of its best-selling Similac infant formula that may be contaminated with insect parts.
    (AP, 9/22/10)
2010        Sep 22, It was reported that North Dakota’s Devil’s Lake, called a slow-growing monster, has steadily expanded over the last 20 years, swallowing up thousands of acres, hundreds of buildings and at least two towns in its rising waters.
    (AP, 9/22/10)
2010        Sep 22, Rutgers Univ. freshman Tyler Clementi jumped to his death from the George Washington Bridge. On Sep 19 his roommate and another student had used a webcam to view Clementi having sex with another man. Roommate Dharun Ravi and Molly Wei were soon charged with invasion of privacy. On April 20, 2011, Ravi was charged with a hate crime and accused of deleting tweets and texts to cover his tracks. On May 21, 2012, Ravi was sentenced to 30 days in jail and 3 years probation. Ravi was also ordered to get counseling and to pay $10,000 toward a program to help victims of bias crimes.
    (SFC, 4/21/11, p.A9)(SFC, 2/25/12, p.A8)(SFC, 5/22/12, p.A6)
2010        Sep 22, Eddie Fisher (b.1928), American singer, died in Berkeley, Ca. His 32 hit songs included “Oh My Papa" (1953). His 5 wives included Debbie Reynolds (1955), Elizabeth Taylor (1959), Connie Stevens, Terry Richard and Betty Lin.
    (SFC, 9/24/10, p.C6)(www.discogs.com/artist/Eddie+Fisher)
2010        Sep 22, In southern Afghanistan a Danish soldier was killed and another wounded by a homemade bomb in Helmand province.
    (AP, 9/22/10)
2010        Sep 22, Colombian government forces staged a bombing raid in the eastern La Macarena mountains that killed Victor Julio Suarez (aka Mono Jojoy), the senior commander of FARC. 20 guerrillas died in the attack. Computer hard drives and memory sticks were seized that later revealed data on gold mines under FARC control.
    (Econ, 10/2/10, p.42)(Econ, 1/29/11, p.36)
2010        Sep 22, In Egypt Coptic Bishop Bishoy said certain verses in the Quran were inserted after Muhammad's death by one of his successors. Muslim belief says the prophet received all verses through the archangel Gabriel during his lifetime. On Sep 25 Egypt's top Islamic institution criticized Bishoy, warning that the statement threatened Egypt's national unity. On Sep 26 Egypt's Coptic Christian leader Pope Shenouda III apologized in a television interview to any Muslims who were offended by Bishoy’s comments.
    (AP, 9/26/10)(AP, 9/26/10)
2010        Sep 22, The European Union Parliament approved new financial oversight institutions aimed at preventing another financial crisis like the one that led to massive bank bailouts at taxpayer expense.
    (AP, 9/22/10)
2010        Sep 22, Germany’s ThyssenKrupp said it would freeze all new business with Iran with immediate effect and terminate existing contracts there as soon as possible in response to ever-harsher sanctions against the Islamic Republic.
    (Reuters, 9/22/10)
2010        Sep 22, In western Indonesia Muslim militants wearing black masks stormed the tiny police precinct and unloaded their assault rifles, riddling 3 officers with bullets and shining a spotlight on the country's changing face of terrorism.
    (AP, 10/10/10)
2010        Sep 22, Iran’s pro-reform Sharq daily said that Emadoddin Baghi (48), a human rights activist, was convicted of "spreading propaganda" against the ruling establishment as well as planning to "violate national security." He was sentenced to 6 years in prison. Baghi has been on trial or in jail almost continually since 2000 over similar charges. In the northwest a bomb exploded at a military parade in Mahabad killing 12 people. One official blamed Kurdish separatists who have fought Iranian forces in the area for decades. In 2014 Iranian authorities detained three suspects over the deadly bombing in Mahabad.
         (AP, 9/22/10)(Reuters, 9/26/10)(AP, 5/18/14)
2010        Sep 22, Several dozen Iraqis who failed to gain asylum in Europe were returned to Iraq despite concerns the situation is still too dangerous.
    (AP, 9/22/10)
2010        Sep 22, An Israeli guard shot dead a Palestinian after rocks were thrown at his car, setting off clashes with police. Crowds of Palestinian youths violently rampaged in a tense neighborhood in annexed Arab east Jerusalem following the shooting death of a local man. This clouded fragile peace efforts even as the Palestinian president signaled he may back away from threats to quit negotiations if Israel resumes West Bank settlement construction.
    (AFP, 9/22/10)(AP, 9/22/10)
2010        Sep 22, Ivory Coast began paying former rebel soldiers who disarmed ahead of elections set for next month, bringing the West African nation a step closer to ending years of crisis.
    (Reuters, 9/22/10)
2010        Sep 22, In Jamaica a top court ruled that Shahine Robinson, a lawmaker allied to PM Bruce Golding, is ineligible to sit in parliament because she also holds US citizenship.
    (AP, 9/22/10)
2010        Sep 22, Liberia's election commission said that Prince Johnson's National Union for Democratic Progress met the requirements for next year's poll. Johnson is best known for the torture and slaying of ousted president Samuel K. Doe in 1990. A videotape of the event shows Johnson drinking beer as he ordered his men to cut off Doe's ears.
    (AP, 9/22/10)
2010        Sep 22, Mexico’s President Felipe Calderon announced a plan to protect journalists, as violence against reporters has surged since the government launched a crackdown on drug traffickers nearly four years ago.
    (AP, 9/23/10)
2010        Sep 22, A Thai national and 3 French employees of marine services company Bourbon were kidnapped overnight in an attack on one of its ships, the Bourbon Alexandre, in an oil field off Nigeria. The hostages “in poor health" were released on Nov 10.
    (AP, 9/22/10)(AP, 11/10/10)(AFP, 11/12/10)
2010        Sep 22, In the Philippines Mohagher Iqbal, chief negotiator for the 11,000-strong Moro Islamic Liberation Front, told local reporters that his group wanted a "substate" that he likened to a US state. He said it would not be independent and would be under a "unitary government".
    (AP, 9/23/10)
2010        Sep 22, A Polish prosecutor said his office has opened an investigation into whether Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, a Saudi man accused in the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole, was mistreated in a prison that the CIA allegedly ran in Poland.
    (AP, 9/22/10)
2010        Sep 22, Russian news agencies reported that Russia has dropped plans to supply Iran with S-300 missiles because they are subject to international sanctions.
    (AFP, 9/22/10)
2010        Sep 22, Swiss women for the first time captured most of the seats in the country's seven-member executive branch, brushing aside Switzerland's history as one of Europe's last nations to grant women full suffrage.
    (AP, 9/22/10)
2010        Sep 22, In Yemen Al-Qaida militants holed up in a village in the south fought off repeated attempts by government troops backed by tanks and heavy artillery to retake the besieged town. At least four al-Qaida fighters and a civilian have been killed since the fighting began on Sep 18.
    (AP, 9/22/10)
2010        Sep 22, In Zimbabwe supporter of PM Morgan Tsvangirai died, days after militants from President Robert Mugabe's rival party attacked a political meeting.
    (AFP, 9/22/10)

2011        Sep 22, Finance ministers from the G20 countries meeting in Washington DC pledged to "take all necessary actions to preserve the stability of the banking systems and financial markets" and to make sure banks have the cash they need to pay their day-to-day expenses.
    (AP, 9/23/11)
2011        Sep 22, In northern and central California some 23,000 nurses associated with Sutter Health and Kaiser Permanente went on a one-day strike.
    (SFC, 9/23/11, p.C4)
2011        Sep 22, US biotech company Advanced Cell Technology said it will soon begin the first-ever European trials using human embryonic stem cells in an experimental treatment for people with a form of juvenile blindness. The clearance to begin the European trials came from the UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency and the Gene Therapy Advisory Committee. The same Massachusetts-based company became the first to launch a US trial of embryonic stem cells to treat Stargardt's disease in November 2010.
    (AP, 9/22/11)
2011        Sep 22, Facebook CEO Zuckerberg introduced the Facebook "timeline" in San Francisco at the company's f8 conference for some 2,000 entrepreneurs, developers and journalists.
    (AP, 9/22/11)
2011        Sep 22, Meg Whitman (55), former head of eBay, was named the new CEO of Hewlett-Packard, replacing Leo Apotheker.
    (SFC, 9/23/11, p.A1)
2011        Sep 22, It was reported that CERN physicists have found that tiny particles called neutrinos are making a 454-mile (730-km) underground trip faster than they should, more quickly, in fact, than light could do. If the results are confirmed, they could throw much of modern physics into upheaval. Researchers in 2012 published papers that refuted the faster than light neutrino travel.
    (http://tinyurl.com/3k9puhj)(SFC, 9/23/11, p.A5)(Econ, 3/24/12, p.82)
2011        Sep 22, In Brazil a 10-year-old student shot and wounded his teacher with a pistol, then killed himself with two bullets into his head at a public school in Sao Caetano do Sul, an industrial suburb on the outskirts of Sao Paulo.
    (AP, 9/22/11)
2011        Sep 22, The book "Julian Assange: The Unauthorized Autobiography" went on sale in Britain, against the wishes of Assange (40), who condemned his publisher for releasing it.
    (AP, 9/22/11)
2011        Sep 22, Former Cape Verde president Aristides Pereira (87), who fought Portugal's colonial rule, died in Portugal. He was the West African country's first post-independence president.
    (AP, 9/22/11)
2011        Sep 22, A CAR army source said that a recent outbreak of fighting between rival armed groups in the Central African Republic vying for control over diamond mines left 43 dead.
    (AFP, 9/22/11)
2011        Sep 22, In southern China hundreds of protesters attacked a police station and ransacked vehicles in Guangdong, leaving dozens injured in the latest unrest to hit the industrial heartland. The rioters were angered by a government land deal and rumors that police officers had killed a child.
    (AP, 9/23/11)
2011        Sep 22, In Dagestan 2 early morning car bombs killed a Russian policeman and wounded 60 other people in the capital of Makhachkala. A few hours before the car bombs, four suspected Islamic insurgents died when explosives they were carrying in their car detonated on a capital street.
    (AP, 9/22/11)
2011        Sep 22, In Indonesia a small plane has crashed in the eastern province of Papua, killing all three people on board, including American pilot Paul Westlund.
    (AP, 9/22/11)    
2011        Sep 22, Libyan commanders said that new regime forces were in control of all three main towns in the Al-Jufra oasis. NATO said that its aircraft had again pounded Kadhafi's remaining armor.
    (AFP, 9/22/11)
2011        Sep 22, In Lithuania a memorial ceremony was held in a church in Vilnius with volunteers reading the names of every resident who lived in the local Jewish ghetto in 1942. A large part of the ghetto’s population had died of starvation or disease, and those who survived were shot outside Vilnius or sent to death camps.
    (SFC, 9/23/11, p.A2)
2011        Sep 22, Mexican police found 11 bodies in the joined cities of Veracruz and Boca del Rio. Gunmen killed a traffic police officer as he directed motorists in the Monterrey suburb of Guadalupe and then went to a nearby house, where drugs were allegedly sold, and killed 6 men. In the Pacific coast state of Sinaloa, gunmen killed Vicente Castillo Carrillo (18), a nephew of the Juarez drug cartel's purported leader, Vicente Carrillo Fuentes.
    (AP, 9/22/11)(AP, 9/23/11)
2011        Sep 22, In west Nepal a landslide buried workers building a canal in a mountain village, killing at least four people and leaving several people missing.
    (AP, 9/22/11)
2011        Sep 22, Senegal's ruling party said that it is canceling all political demonstrations, an announcement that came a day before the nation's opposition planned to hold a rally to call for regime change. The ruling Senegalese Democratic Party, or PDS, said that the No. 2 of the National Assembly, Diawar Toure, had died in Paris a day earlier.
    (AP, 9/22/11)
2011        Sep 22, Police in Sierra Leone, where elections are due next year, ordered a moratorium on all political party rallies and public meetings until further notice.
    (AFP, 9/22/11)
2011        Sep 22, In South Korea about 1,600 prostitutes and pimps at a rally in Seoul chanted slogans calling for laws, that toughened the punishment for prostitution, to be scrapped.
    (AP, 9/22/11)
2011        Sep 22, Sudan approved measures aimed at boosting agricultural output and reining in spiraling food prices by cutting tax on some food products and easing imports. A deadly gunbattle in the North Darfur village of Tamaru broke between nomads and farmers trying to stop them crossing their land. Rebels initially blamed the Sudanese army.
    (AFP, 9/22/11)(AFP, 9/23/11)(AP, 9/25/11)
2011        Sep 22, Syrian students chanting for revolution marched outside the capital and other areas after class in a new tactic that brought a swift response from security services, who beat up or detained many of the young protesters. The state-run news agency said an armed group ambushed a bus with policemen, killing 5 and wounding 18 officers in Daraa province. At least one person was shot dead by security forces in Homs.
    (AP, 9/22/11)
2011        Sep 22, Tajikistan's state electricity provider says it will implement a system of rolling blackouts in winter, leaving many households without power for up to 12 hours daily.
    (AP, 9/22/11)
2011        Sep 22, Uganda's highest court ordered that Thomas Kwoyelo (39), a commander of the Lord's Resistance Army rebellion, should be granted amnesty and released, ending the country's first war crimes trial. Kwoyelo was blamed for brutal civilian murders during a 20-year war in the north of the country, and was charged in July with 53 counts of willful killing, hostage taking, destruction of property and causing injury.
    (AFP, 9/22/11)
2011        Sep 22, Aid agency Oxfam said in a report that at least 22,500 Ugandans have been forced from their homes to make way for New Forests Company, a British timber company founded in 2004, and called for an investigation into alleged abuses. The evictions stopped in July 2010.
    (AFP, 9/22/11)
2011        Sep 22, Pope Benedict XVI warned Germans of the danger of ignoring religion as he began the first state visit to his homeland, seeking to stem the tide of Catholics leaving the church while acknowledging the damage caused by the clerical sex abuse scandal.
    (AP, 9/22/11)
2011        Sep 22, In Yemen renewed violence in Sanaa killed at least 9 people as street battles broke out between forces loyal to the regime and its opponents.
    (AP, 9/22/11)
2011        Sep 22, In Zambia riots erupted in two mining towns over the slow pace of results from this week's polls, as EU observers accused the ruling party of abusing state resources in the campaign.
    (AFP, 9/22/11)

2012        Sep 22, Demonstrators in the US and other countries took part in the “Global Frackdown," in protests against the natural gas drilling process known as fracking.
    (SSFC, 9/23/12, p.A10)
2012        Sep 22, In California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill allowing nurses to dispense birth control.
    (SSFC, 9/23/12, p.A10)
2012        Sep 22, NATO said a service member with the international military force in Afghanistan has been killed in an insurgent attack in the eastern part of the country.
    (AP, 9/22/12)
2012        Sep 22, In Australia Jill Meagher (29) was raped and strangled as she walked home from a bar after an evening out with work colleagues in Melbourne. On Jun 19, 2013, sex offender Adrian Ernest Bayley (41) was sentenced to life in prison for the rape and murder. He had been free on parole after previous convictions for raping five women.
    (AP, 6/19/13)
2012        Sep 22, In Bangladesh scores of people were injured in clashes in the capital between police and hundreds of demonstrators, as protests continued in the Muslim world against a film that denigrates the Prophet Muhammad.
    (AP, 9/22/12)
2012        Sep 22, Egypt’s chief forensic doctor said in a published interview that former Pres. Hosni Mubarak has never suffered a stroke and that he is not in critical condition.
    (SSFC, 9/23/12, p.A6)
2012        Sep 22, In Iraq a roadside bomb attack killed 5 soldiers on a military convoy near the predominantly Sunni town of Duluiyah.
    (SSFC, 9/23/12, p.A8)
2012        Sep 22, The Libyan Islamist militia Ansar al-Sharia said it had evacuated its bases in Benghazi in the interest of security.
    (Reuters, 9/22/12)(AP, 9/22/12)
2012        Sep 22, In northwest Pakistan a US drone has two missiles at a vehicle in North Waziristan, killing four suspected militants.
    (AP, 9/22/12)
2012        Sep 22, Qatar said it will make critical investments in a $3.7 billion oil refinery project in Egypt that's among the biggest economic initiatives since the 2011 fall of Hosni Mubarak.
    (AP, 9/22/12)
2012        Sep 22, Russian officials said 4 police officers ad 4 suspected militants have been killed over the last two days in fighting in Chechnya.
    (SSFC, 9/23/12, p.A6)
2012        Sep 22, In Russia Alexander Maximov (29) crashed his car into a bus stop in Moscow, killing 5 teenagers from an orphanage and their 2 carers. He had been drinking for 2 days and was traveling more than 200 km per hour (120 miles per hour) when he lost control of his car. On May 22, 2013 Maximov was sentenced to eight and a half years in prison.
    (AP, 9/23/12)(AP, 5/22/13)(http://tinyurl.com/ov55fyf)
2012        Sep 22, Syrian rebels and government troops fought a fierce battle near the border with Jordan that last several hours. The leaders of the rebel Free Syrian Army said they have moved their command center from Turkey to Syria with the aim of uniting rebels.
    (AP, 9/22/12)
2012        Sep 22, In northern Yemen 12 fighters were killed in ongoing clashes between Shiite tribesmen allied with the country's former leader and ultraconservative Sunnis.
    (AP, 9/22/12)

2013        Sep 22, A US Navy MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter crashed in the central Red Sea with five military personnel on board. 3 of 5 crew members were accounted for and stable. Two remained missing.
    (Reuters, 9/22/13)(AFP, 9/23/13)
2013        Sep 22, The Orbital Sciences Cygnus capsule experienced a navigation system delay on its debut arrival at the Int’l. Space Station. The delivery was made on Sep 29.
    (SFC, 9/23/13, p.A5)(SFC, 9/30/13, p.A4)
2013        Sep 22, In eastern Afghanistan 2 Romanian soldiers died after stepping on an improvised explosive device during a patrol. A late night Taliban attack on a border police checkpoint in Kandahar province killed 11 policemen.
    (AP, 9/23/13)
2013        Sep 22, Algeria’s state energy giant Sonelgaz said General Electric Co. has won a $2.2-billion contract to provide turbines for six power plants.
    (AFP, 9/22/13)
2013        Sep 22, A Chinese court sentenced ousted senior politician Bo Xilai to life in jail after finding him guilty of corruption and abuse of power, a tough term that gives him little chance of staging a political comeback.
    (Reuters, 9/22/13)
2013        Sep 22, Wang Jianlin, the head of Chinese multinational Dalian Wanda, announced plans to build a $50 billion yuan ($8.2 billion) entertainment complex in Qingdao.
    (Econ, 9/28/13, p.63)
2013        Sep 22, Severe Typhoon Usagi left 2 dead as it made landfall in southern China shutting down one of the world's busiest sea ports in nearby Hong Kong and throwing flight schedules into disarray.
    (AP, 9/22/13)
2013        Sep 22, In Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel led her conservatives to victory with 41.5% of the vote. A Senegal-born chemist was elected as the country’s first black federal lawmaker, and a woman of Turkish origin was elected the first Muslim to Parliament.
    (AP, 9/23/13)(SFC, 9/23/13, p.A4)
2013        Sep 22, In Iraq two separate bombings, including a suicide car bomb attack, killed 2 security force members and wounded 37 people in Kirkuk and Mosul.
    (AP, 9/22/13)
2013        Sep 22, Israeli Sergeant Gabriel Koby (20) died in hospital after sustaining gunshot wounds in the southern West Bank city of Hebron.
    (AFP, 9/23/13)
2013        Sep 22, Kenyan military forces engaged in sporadic gun battles with the Islamic extremists holding an unknown number of hostages inside an upscale Nairobi mall.
    (AP, 9/22/13)
2013        Sep 22, In Mexico two gunmen burst into a home in Ciudad Juarez and killed 10 people as they celebrated a baseball victory. The dead included a girl (7), her mother, 3 teens and 5 adult men.
    (SFC, 9/24/13, p.A4)
2013        Sep 22, In northwestern Pakistan a pair of suicide bombers detonated their explosives outside a historic church in Peshawar, killing 85 people in the deadliest-ever attack on the country's Christian minority.
    (AP, 9/22/13)(AP, 9/23/13)
2013        Sep 22, US suspected drone missiles hit a pair of compounds in the North Waziristan tribal area, killing six suspected militants.
    (AP, 9/22/13)
2013        Sep 22, Russia re-opened a railway link with North Korea, holding out the prospect of increased trade for the reclusive nation with its biggest neighbors after years of international sanctions.
    (Reuters, 9/22/13)
2013        Sep 22, In South Africa poachers have killed a record 688 rhinos so far this year, more than the entire number slaughtered in 2012, according to figures issued on today’s World Rhino Day.
    (AFP, 9/22/13)
2013        Sep 22, Switzerland voted overwhelmingly to keep military conscription, the 3rd time its citizens had rejected an attempt to reconstitute an institution regarded by many Swiss as a national glue.
    (Reuters, 9/22/13)
2013        Sep 22, Switzerland's Italian-speaking region was on course to ban the wearing of a full-face veil, projected results from a referendum showed.
    (AP, 9/22/13)
2013        Sep 22, In Venezuela Venezuela's two National Guard sergeants and one lieutenant were arrested for alleged involvement in the smuggling of 1.4 metric tons of cocaine to Paris on an Air France flight in three dozen suitcases. The flight had arrived in Paris on Sep 10.
    (AP, 9/22/13)
2013        Sep 22, In Yemen 7 people were killed in clashes between tribal gunmen and suspected al Qaeda fighters in Marib province.
    (Reuters, 9/22/13)

2014        Sep 22, The Obama administration announced rules to stop companies from moving headquarters abroad to avoid taxes.
    (Econ, 9/27/14, p.28)
2014        Sep 22, Colorado prosecutors said authorities have broken up a drug trafficking ring and seized 55 pounds of methamphetamine, ending an audacious network that was importing the drug from Mexico via California. 15 people were arrested and two others were being sought.
    (Reuters, 9/22/14)(SFC, 9/23/14, p.A5)
2014        Sep 22, Hundreds of protesters assembled in New York City's financial district, with some planning to risk arrest during an unsanctioned blockade on Wall Street to call attention to what organizers say is capitalism's contribution to climate change.
    (Reuters, 9/22/14)
2014        Sep 22, Apple Inc said it sold more than 10 million iPhones in the first weekend after its new models went on sale on Sep 19, underscoring strong demand for phones with larger displays.
    (Reuters, 9/22/14)
2014        Sep 22, Clorox said it is shutting down all operations in Venezuela, citing restrictions by the government, supply disruptions and economic uncertainty.
    (AP, 9/22/14)
2014        Sep 22, Britain’s Tesco supermarket chain had to issue its third profit warning in two years as it struggled to compete with low-cost rivals. The company said it has suspended four executives and launched an accounting investigation after admitting that its half-year profit was overstated by 250 million pounds ($407 million).
    (AP, 9/22/14)
2014        Sep 22, In southern China an explosion at a fireworks factory killed six people and injured 38 others at the Nanyang Export Fireworks Factory, Liling city, Hunan province.
    (AP, 9/22/14)
2014        Sep 22, In Egypt rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah began reconciliation talks in Cairo, one day ahead of negotiations with Israel on cementing the Aug. 26 truce that ended a 50-day war in Gaza.
    (AP, 9/22/14)
2014        Sep 22, Fiji's military ruler was sworn in as the South Pacific nation's elected leader after results confirmed his big win in the first election since he led a coup eight years ago. Voreqe Bainimarama was sworn in as prime minister-elect.
    (AP, 9/22/14)
2014        Sep 22, German authorities seized 330 kg (728 pounds) of heroin worth an estimated 50 million euros ($63 million) that smugglers brought to Europe hidden in a shipment of bottled pickles and garlic from Iran.
    (AP, 10/9/14)
2014        Sep 22, Thousands of Hong Kong college and university students boycotted classes to protest Beijing's decision to restrict voting reforms, the start of a weeklong strike that marks the latest phase in the battle for democracy in the southern Chinese city.
    (AP, 9/22/14)
2014        Sep 22, Indian officials said heavy rains in parts of the northeast have triggered landslides and flash floods, killing at least 7 people.
    (Reuters, 9/22/14)
2014        Sep 22, An Iranian newspaper said 11 people have been arrested in the south after allegedly sending text messages deemed insulting to the founder of the Islamic Republic, the late Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.
    (AP, 9/22/14)
2014        Sep 22, In Iraq Militants with the Islamic State group publicly killed Samira Salih al-Nuaim, a rights lawyer in Mosul, after their self-styled Islamic court ruled that she had abandoned Islam.
    (AP, 9/25/14)
2014        Sep 22, A Libyan security source said at least 11 people were killed by an accidental blast at a military base in the eastern city of Al Bayda.
    (Reuters, 9/22/14)
2014        Sep 22, In Mexico Rep. Gabriel Gomez Michel, a representative in the lower house for the ruling PRI, was kidnapped along with his driver. Their charred bodies were found the next day in their burned-out SUV.
    (AP, 9/24/14)
2014        Sep 22, Myanmar gave citizenship to 209 Muslims displaced by sectarian violence, after the first phase of a project aimed at determining the status of about a million Rohingya whose claims to nationality have been rejected in the past.
    (Reuters, 9/22/14)
2014        Sep 22, In Pakistan militants attacked a check post in the northwest and shot dead 4 people including 3 policemen.
    (AFP, 9/22/14)
2014        Sep 22, Sierra Leone ended a 3-day unprecedented nationwide shutdown during which officials said about 75 percent of 1.5 million households were checked for Ebola patients and given information on the deadly disease. At least 130 cases of Ebola were identified and scores of bodies were buried during the shutdown.
    (AP, 9/22/14)(SFC, 9/23/14, p.A2)
2014        Sep 22, Syrian Kurds battled to defend Kobani, a key border town from an Islamic State advance, as Kurdish youths from neighboring Turkey rushed to their aid, heightening the pressure on Ankara to act against the Islamist insurgents.
    (Reuters, 9/22/14)
2014        Sep 22, Ukraine's military said it was pulling back artillery and heavy armor from the front line with separatists, backing President Petro Poroshenko's peace plan for a conflict that has cost more than 3,000 lives.
    (Reuters, 9/22/14)
2014        Sep 22, The UN, the EU and 13 countries, including those suspected of supporting rival sides in Libya, signed an agreement that calls for an end to any "outside interference" in the country that is plagued by violence and torn between two governments and parliaments.
    (AP, 9/22/14)
2014        Sep 22, Yemeni medical officials said 200 more bodies have been retrieved from the streets of Sanaa, bringing to 340 the death toll from a week of fierce clashes between Hawthi Shiite rebels on one side and Sunni militiamen and army troops on the other. Hawthi rebels seized tanks and armored vehicles from military headquarters in Sanaa. Shiite rebels from the north clashed with AQAP militants south of Sanaa. 4 militants from Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula were killed along with 4 Huthis.
    (AP, 9/22/14)(AFP, 9/22/14)(SFC, 9/23/14, p.A2)

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