September 22, 1997 in Nation/World

Today In History


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

In 1975: Sara Jane Moore attempted to shoot President Ford outside a San Francisco hotel, but missed.

In 1980: The Persian Gulf conflict between Iran and Iraq erupted into full-scale war.

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