Wednesday, September 22, 2010

On This Day...September 22

1792 The first French Republic was proclaimed.

1862, President Abraham Lincoln issued the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, declaring all slaves in rebel states should be free as of Jan. 1, 1863.

1949 The Soviet Union exploded its first atomic bomb.

1961 - U.S President John F. Kennedy signed a congressional act that established the Peace Corps.

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