On 7 May 1862 Union forces occupied this state capitol.

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Today in History: Born on September 22

1515

Anne of Cleeves (born in Cleeves, Germany), fourth wife of Henry the VIII.

1694

Philip Dormer Stanhope, statesman of letters.

1788

Theodore Hook, English novelist best known for Impromptu at Fulham.

1791

Michael Faraday, English physicist, inventor of the dynamo, the transformer and the electric motor.

1885

Erich Von Stroheim, director, actor and screenwriter best known for Greed.

1902

John Houseman, director, producer and actor.

1909

David Riesman, sociologist, author of The Lonely Crowd.

1927

Tommy Lasorda, manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team from 1975 to 1996.

1933

Fay Weldon, author (The Life and Loves of a She-Devil).

1939

Junko Tabei, Japanese mountain climber; first woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest.

1949

James "Hoss" Cartwright, US Marine Corps general; commander of US Strategic Command 2004-07.

1956

Debby Boone, multiple Grammy Award–winning singer, author, actress; "You Light Up My Life" set a a record in 1977 with 10 weeks at the No. 1 spot on music charts.

1958

Joan Jett, singer, songwriter, musician, producer, actress ("I Love Rock 'n' Roll").

1959

Saul Perlmutter, astrophysicist; shared 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics for providing evidence the expansion of the universe is accelerating.

1971

Princess Martha Louise of Norway.