The Only Thing That Happened On This Day in History
1776 Nathan Hale was hanged as a spy by the British during the Revolutionary War.
1792 The French Republic was proclaimed.
1862 President Abraham Lincoln issued the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, declaring all slaves in rebel states should be free as of Jan. 1, 1863.
1927 Gene Tunney successfully defended his heavyweight boxing title against Jack Dempsey in the “long-count” fight in Chicago.
2004 CBS-owned TV stations were fined $550,000 by the Federal Communications Commission for showing Janet Jackson’s exposed right breast during the Super Bowl halftime show.
2004 “Lost” premiered on ABC.