9/22/2020 12:01:00 AM Today In History - September 22
John Quincy Adams
Reprinted By Permission From OnThisDay.com
Today in History in 1817 John Quincy Adams became U.S. Secretary of State; in 1973 Henry Kissinger was sworn in as U.S. Secretary of State; and in 1989 composer Irving Berlin (God Bless America), died at age 101.
Our On This Day in history archives contains over 200,000 events, birthdays and deaths from 6,000 years of history. Here is a roundup of a few of them:
66 - Emperor Nero creates the Legion I Italica.
1598 - Playwright and poet Ben Jonson is indicted for manslaughter as the result of a duel.
1692 - Last (8) people hanged for witchcraft in US (Salem Mass) 20 hanged overall
1817 - John Quincy Adams becomes US Secretary of State
1851 - The city of Des Moines, Iowa was incorporated as Fort Des Moines.
1896 - Queen Victoria surpasses her grandfather King George III as the longest reigning monarch in British history.
1903 - Italo Marchiony granted patent for ice cream cone
1915 - Southern Methodist University (Dallas Texas) holds its 1st class
1957 - "Maverick" premieres
1973 - Henry Kissinger, sworn in as America's 1st Jewish Secretary of State