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On September the 22nd
American actor, George C. Scott, died at the age of 72. He is best remembered for his portrayal of General George S. Patton in the movie, Patton, as well as his portrayal of General Buck Turgidson in Dr. Strangelove.
Iraq invaded Iran signalling the beginning of the eight year long and bloody conflict between Iran and Iraq.
Brazilian footballer, Ronaldo, was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He is considered as one of the great football players of all time, having won the FIFA Player of the Year award 3 times.
Sara Jane Moore tried to assassinate United States President Gerald Ford, her atempt was foiled by a bystander.
Mali gained its independence from France.
American singer, Shari Belafonte, was born in New York City.
American lawyer, David Stern, was born in New York City. He has been the commissioner of the American National Basketball Association (NBA) since 1984. He is largely credited for elevating the NBA to true greatness after the near bankruptcy condition it was in when he was appointed commissioner.
Richard Wagner's opera Das Rheingold premiered in Munich.
The last hangings for witchcraft took place in the United States.
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