Today in history - Sept. 22
Today is Friday, Sept. 22, the 265th day of 2006. There are 100 days left in the year. Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year (5767), begins at sunset.
Today's Highlight in History:
On Sept. 22, 1776, Nathan Hale was hanged as a spy by the British during the Revolutionary War.
On this date:
In 1656, in Patuxent, Md., an all-female jury (the first of its kind in the colonies) heard the case of Judith Catchpole, who was accused of murdering her infant child. (The jury, which believed Catchpole's assertion that she hadn't even been pregnant, acquitted her.)