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On This Day :: September 22

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1914 – German U-boats sank the British cruisers Aboukir, Hogue and Cressy in the North Sea in World War One, killing more than 1,400 seamen.

1927 – American heavyweight boxer Jack Dempsey loses “Long Count” match to Gene Tunney.

1934 – More than 260 miners were killed in an explosion and fire at the Gresford Mine in Wales.

1996 – World’s first legally assisted suicide in Darwin, Australia.

1997 – Tunnel between West and East Berlin built by U.S. intelligence agency CIA in 1953 to tap phone lines is opened to journalists for the first time.

2000 – First gold-medal tie in history of Olympic men’s swimming.

2006 – 23 people were killed and 10 injured when the Gernman Transrapid, one of the world’s fastest trains, and powered by magnetic levitation technology, collided with a maintenance vehicle at 200 kph (125 mph) in the Emsland district.

2007 – University students in Australia bid to break the world record for “biggest zombie lurch”.

2013 – Carl Yastrzemski statue unveiled outside Fenway Park, after the former Boston Red Sox player retired in 1983 having played the most games of any player at that point in Major League Baseball history.

2013 – Suicide bombers attack church in Peshawar, Pakistan.

2015 – Former New York Yankee catcher Yogi Berra, one of baseball’s most iconic players, dies.

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