Blog of the Department of History, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
On This Day...September 22
The first French Republic was proclaimed.
, President Abraham Lincoln issued the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, declaring all slaves in rebel states should be free as of Jan. 1, 1863.
The Soviet Union exploded its first atomic bomb.
U.S President John F. Kennedy signed a congressional act that established the Peace Corps.
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