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This Month in History: September 2022

By Austin Morris

Staff Writer

September 3rd, 1783 – The Treaty of Paris is signed by representatives of the British Crown and the government of the United States. This treaty officially ended hostilities between Britain and its former colonies in North America.

September 12th, 1913 – Track and field legend Jesse Owens is born in Oakfield, Alabama. Owens would go on to win four gold medals at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, dispelling the myth of the superiority of the Aryan race that Adolf Hitler had hoped to cement with the games.

September 20th, 1989 – F.W. de Klerk is elected to a full five-year term as State President of South Africa. The last president to be elected under the Apartheid regime, de Klerk would work to dismantle the system of white minority rule in South Africa.

September 25th, 1690 – The first multi-page newspaper published in the American colonies, Publick Occurrences Both Foreign and Domestick, is published in Boston. Printed by Richard Pierce and edited by Benjamin Harris, only one issue of the paper was produced before colonial authorities shut it down.

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