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On This Day – 22nd of September

Posted on: Wed 22 Sep 2021

In 1692, nineteen people died in the infamous Salem Witch Trials. The Salem witch trials were a series of hearings and prosecutions of accused witches in colonial Massachusetts. It has since been recognised as the deadliest witch hunt in the history of colonial North America.

In 1862, US President Abraham Lincoln issued a preliminary Emancipation Proclamation resulting in the freedom of 3 million enslaved people within the United States.

In 1994  the TV sitcom Friends premiered on NBC, accompanied by its theme “I’ll Be There For You” by The Rembrandts. The song also reached number one for five weeks and was the most successful single of 1995.

Produced by Tom Mann, Zoe Kounadis, Alex Capurso, and Ayla Liebenberg

Image: Picryl


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