80 Years Ago—September 22, 1939: Britain begins rationing of petrol (20 gallons/month for automobiles).
London officials report car accidents have tripled since the blackout started.
CBS radio correspondent Edward R. Murrow first uses his catchphrase “This is London.”
75 Years Ago—Sept. 22, 1944: In the Pacific, US 81st Infantry Division lands on Ulithi Atoll unopposed, to be used as a supply base.