Historical Events on 22nd September

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66 Emperor Nero creates the Legion I Italica.

Roman Emperor Nero
Roman Emperor
Nero
  • 530 Boniface II begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 530 St Felix IV reign as Catholic Pope ends
  • 530 Discorus begins his reign as Catholic anti-Pope
  • 1236 The Lithuanians and Semigallians defeat the Livonian Brothers of the Sword in Battle of Šiauliai.
  • 1499 Switzerland became an independent state.
  • 1504 Settled engagement of Karel of Luxembourg & Claudia the Beaujeu
  • 1504 Treaty of Blois: Philip of Burgundy & Maximilian I & Louis XII
  • 1529 Cardinal Thomas Wolsey stripped of office as Lord Chancellor of England
  • 1586 Battle at Zutphen: Dutch army, assisted by the English, against the Spanish

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1598 Playwright and poet Ben Jonson is indicted for manslaughter as the result of a duel.

Playwright and Poet Ben Jonson
Playwright and Poet
Ben Jonson
  • 1656 All female jury hears case of woman who killed her child (acquit her)
  • 1665 Moliere's "L'amour Medecin" premieres in Paris
  • 1692 Last (8) people hanged for witchcraft in US (Salem Mass) 20 hanged overall
  • 1699 People of Rotterdam strike over high cost of butter
  • 1711 French troops occupy Rio de Janeiro
  • 1733 Polish King Lesczynski flees to Danzig
  • 1735 Robert Walpole is first British "Prime Minister" (actually First Lord of the Treasury) to live at 10 Downing Street
  • 1745 Bonnie Prince Charlie's army returns to Edinburgh
  • 1753 Pangeran Gusti installed as sultan of Banten
  • 1756 Nassau Hall opens at Princeton University
  • 1761 Coronation of George III of the United Kingdom and Queen Charlotte.
  • 1772 1st Partition of Poland is ratified by Austria, Prussia and Russia
  • 1784 Russian trappers established a colony on Kodiak Island, AK
  • 1789 Congress established the Postal Service, initially requiring the first Postmaster General to report to the President through the Secretary of the Treasury
  • 1792 French First Republic formed by the National Convention, stripping French King of his powers

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1817 John Quincy Adams becomes US Secretary of State

6th US President John Quincy Adams
6th US President
John Quincy Adams
  • 1851 The city of Des Moines, Iowa was incorporated as Fort Des Moines.
  • 1861 Fort Fauntleroy (Wingate), rapes Navaho Indians
  • 1862 President Lincoln, says he will free slaves in all states on Jan 1
  • 1864 Battle of Fisher's Hill VA-Gen Early Retreats to Brown's Gap
  • 1864 Sheridan sets up camp in Harrisonburg VA
  • 1866 Decisive battle of Curupaity in the War of the Triple Alliance.
  • 1868 Race riots in New Orleans La

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1869 Richard Wagner's opera "Rhine Gold" premieres in Munich

Composer Richard Wagner
Composer
Richard Wagner

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1877 Rudolf Virchow delivers an anti-Darwinian speech to the Congress of German Naturalist and Physicians, Munich where he spoke against the teaching of the theory of evolution in schools

Anthropologist/Pathologist Rudolf Virchow
Anthropologist/Pathologist
Rudolf Virchow
  • 1885 Lord Randolph Churchill makes a speech in Ulster in opposition to Home Rule e.g. "Ulster will fight and Ulster will be right".

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1896 Queen Victoria surpasses her grandfather King George III as the longest reigning monarch in British history.

Queen of the United Kingdom Victoria
Queen of the United Kingdom
Victoria
  • 1903 Italo Marchiony granted patent for ice cream cone
  • 1905 11th US Golf Open: Willie Anderson shoots a 314 at Myopia Club Mass
  • 1905 Race riot in Atlanta Georgia (10 blacks & 2 whites killed)
  • 1906 Race riot in Atlanta Georgia, kills 21
  • 1906 In New Zealand, Domestic workers call for a 68-hour working week
  • 1908 Bulgaria declares independence from Ottoman Empire (Turkey)
  • 1910 Saskatchewan Rugby Football Union forms
  • 1910 The Duke of York's Cinema opened in Brighton. It is still operating today, making it the oldest continually operating cinema in Britain.

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1911 Cy Young beats Pitts 1-0 for his final career victory, number 511

MLB Pitcher Cy Young
MLB Pitcher
Cy Young

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1912 Eddie Collins repeats record of stealing 6 bases in a game (9/7/12)

Baseball Legend Eddie Collins
Baseball Legend
Eddie Collins
  • 1913 Coal mine explosion kills 263 at Dawson New Mexico
  • 1913 George Cohan's "Seven Keys to Baldpate" premieres in NYC
  • 1913 The first batch of Indian passive resisters, consisting of 12 men and 4 women (including Mrs. Kasturba Gandhi) are arrested at Volksrust and imprisoned in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
  • 1914 1 German submarine sinks 3 British ironclads, 1,459 die
  • 1914 Louis Botha, premier of the Union of South Africa, assumes command of the armed forced after having dismissed General Beyers because of his resistance to aiding British in the war against Germany
  • 1915 Red Sox ask Braves for use of their larger park for World Series
  • 1915 Southern Methodist University (Dallas Texas) holds its 1st class
  • 1915 Xavier University, 1st Black Catholic College in US, opens in NO LA
  • 1919 -Jan 20] Steel strike in the US
  • 1920 Chicago grand jury convenes to investigate charges that 8 White Sox players conspired to fix the 1919 World Series
  • 1921 The League of Nations accepts membership of independent Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania
  • 1921 Music Box Theater opens at 239 W 45th St NYC
  • 1922 US Congress passes the Cable Act, under which an American women who marries an 'alien' will not lose citizenship; neither will a women marrying an American automatically become a citizen
  • 1925 Yank Ben Paschal hits 2 inside-the-park-homers
  • 1926 Belgian crown prince Leopold & Swedish princess Astrid get engaged
  • 1927 Famous "Long count" fight (Dempsey loses to Tunney)

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1927 Gene Tunney beats Jack Dempsey for the 2nd time in 10 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jack Dempsey
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jack Dempsey
  • 1927 Yanks Earle Coombs hits 3 triples
  • 1931 In New Zealand, the Coalition Government forms to combat the Depression (their lack of success led to the election of the First Labour Government in 1935)
  • 1932 Hungarian government of Károlyi falls
  • 1934 An explosion takes place at Gresford Colliery in Wales, leading to the deaths of 266 miners and rescuers.
  • 1935 Boston Braves lose NL record 110th game of year en route to 115
  • 1937 Forest fire kills 14 & injures 50 in Cody Wyoming
  • 1937 Spanish Civil War: Peña Blanca is taken; the end of the Battle of El Mazuco.
  • 1941 British signal officer Bill Hudson lands in Montenegro
  • 1942 Meulenberg robs of church bells
  • 1943 British dwarf submarines attack Tirpitz
  • 1943 Destroyer HMS Itchen torpedoed & sinks
  • 1943 Destroyer HMS Keppel sinks U-229
  • 1944 Boulogne reoccupied by Allies
  • 1944 Operation Market Garden: Polish paratroopers land at Driel
  • 1944 US troops land on Ulithi

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1944 President Jose P. Laurel declared the country under martial law in 1944 through Proclamation No. 29

3rd President of the Philippines José P. Laurel
3rd President of the Philippines
José P. Laurel
  • 1946 Evelyn Dick charged with butchering husband
  • 1947 Brooklyn Dodgers clinch NL pennant defeating St. Louis Cardinals 94-60
  • 1949 WFMY TV channel 2 in Greensboro-High Point, NC (CBS) 1st broadcast
  • 1950 Nobel peace prize awarded to Ralph J Bunche (1st black winner)
  • 1950 Omar N Bradley promoted to rank of 5-star general
  • 1953 Islamic uprising in Atjeh at Indonesia
  • 1954 Bkln Dodger Karl Spooner strikes out 15 NY Giants in his 1st game
  • 1955 (ITV) Commercial TV begins in UK; meanwhile on BBC radio Grace Archer is killed in a barn fire on Brookfield Farm - the BBC denied that this was a spoiler!
  • 1955 -28] Hurricane Janet, kills 500 in Caribbean
  • 1957 "Maverick" premieres
  • 1957 Duke Snider's 39th & 40th home runs are last hit at Ebbets Field
  • 1958 KTVK TV channel 3 in Phoenix, AZ (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1958 US nuclear subne USS Skate remains 31 days under Pole (record)
  • 1959 Chicago White Sox clinch AL pennant
  • 1960 Mali (formerly French Sudan) declares independence from France
  • 1961 Antonio Albertondo (Argentina) at 42, completes 1st "double" crossing swim of English Channel in 43 hrs 10 min
  • 1961 Jim Gentile's ties record of 5 grand slams in a year

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1962 Bob Dylan plays NYC Carnegie Hall

Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan
Singer-Songwriter
Bob Dylan
  • 1963 Czechoslovakian premier Široký deposed by Josef Lenart

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1963 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Visalia Ladies' Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • 1964 "Fiddler on the Roof" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 3242 performances
  • 1964 "Man from U.N.C.L.E," premieres on NBC-TV
  • 1965 India & Pakistan ceases-fire goes into effect, ending Indo-Pakistani War

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1966 Edward Albee's "Delicate Balance" premieres in NYC

Playwright Edward Albee
Playwright
Edward Albee
  • 1966 KMEB TV channel 10 in Wailuku, HI (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1966 Only 413 show up at a Yankee Stadium game
  • 1966 Orioles beat A's 6-1 to clinch their 1st AL pennant
  • 1966 Surveyor 2 crashes on Moon
  • 1967 Phillies release pitcher Dallas Green, their future manager
  • 1967 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1968 Iraq adopts constitution
  • 1968 KMTC (now KDEB) TV channel 27 in Springfield, MO (IND) 1st broadcast

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1968 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Kings River Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • 1968 Twins' Cesar Tovar pitched a hitless inning & plays all 9 positions
  • 1968 Zond 5 completes flight
  • 1969 "Music Scene" debuts on ABC-TV
  • 1969 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC

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1969 SF Giant Willie Mays, becomes second player to hit 600 home runs

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • 1970 Pres Nixon requests 1,000 new FBI agents for college campuses
  • 1971 OPEC directs members to negotiate price increases to offset the devaluation of the US dollar
  • 1971 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1972 Dictator Idi Amin expels 8,000 Asians from Uganda
  • 1973 "Little Night Music" opens at Majestic Theater on Broadway
  • 1973 20th Ryder Cup: US, 19-13 at Muirfield, Scotland
  • 1973 Balt Oriole Al Bumbry hits 3 triples vs Milwaukee Brewers

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1973 Henry Kissinger, sworn in as America's 1st Jewish Secretary of State

Politician, statesman Henry Kissinger
Politician, statesman
Henry Kissinger
  • 1975 World Football League folds

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1975 2nd assassination attempt on US President Gerald Ford by Sara Jane Moore fails in San Francisco

38th US President Gerald Ford
38th US President
Gerald Ford

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1976 "Charlie's Angels" starring Farrah Fawcett debuts

  • 1977 Minn Twin Bert Blyleven no-hits California Angels, 9-0
  • 1977 Preston Jones' "Texas Trilogy" premieres in NYC
  • 1977 West German Red Army Faction terrorist kills policeman in Utrecht

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1978 Israeli PM Menachem Begin returns home after Camp David summit

Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin
Israeli Prime Minister
Menachem Begin
  • 1979 Israel performs nuclear test at Indian Ocean
  • 1979 Larry Parrish (Expos) HRs off Rawly Eastwick (Phillies) in DH
  • 1980 Iraq invades Iran in an attempt to control the Shatt al-Arab waterway
  • 1980 John & Yoko sign a recording contract with Geffen Records
  • 1981 Sandra Day O'Connor appointed to Supreme Court

Film release premierFilm Premier

1982 Sitcom "Family Ties starring Michael J. Fox premieres on NBC

  • 1982 Duleep Mendis completes twin cricket tons for Sri Lanka v India
  • 1982 SF's cable cars made a final run before closing down for 20-month
  • 1983 Everly Brothers reunite after 10 years (Royal Albert Hall)
  • 1983 NASA launches Galaxy-B
  • 1983 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1983 Zhu Jianhau (China) sets high jump record at 7'9 3/4"
  • 1985 37th Emmy Awards: Cagney & Lacey, Cosby Show & Tyne Daly win
  • 1985 Billy Martin's right arm is broken by pitcher Ed Whitson
  • 1985 Earthquake strikes Mexico, 2,000 killed

CommunicationThe Sinking of the Rainbow Warrior

1985 French Prime Minister Laurent Fabius appears on TV to confess "Agents of the DGSE sank this boat [Rainbow Warrior]. They acted on orders.”

  • 1985 Rock and country musicians participate in FarmAid in Champaign, Illinois
  • 1985 Val Skinner wins LPGA Konica San Jose Golf Classic
  • 1985 St Louis Cardinals set an unusual streak record by winning 9 of 10 games, each pitched by a different man
  • 1985 The Plaza Accord was signed in New York City.
  • 1986 35 countries signs disarmament accord in Stockholm
  • 1986 India v Australia Test Cricket at Madras finishes in a tie
  • 1986 LA Dodger Fernando Valenzuela is 1st Mexican to win 20 games
  • 1987 2nd regular-season National Football League player strike begins
  • 1987 Dow-Jones index rises record 75.23 points
  • 1987 Janet B Evans swims female world record 400m freestyle (4:03.85)
  • 1987 NFL players go on strike for 24 days
  • 1987 Red Sox Wade Boggs ties AL record of 200 hits for 5 straight seasons
  • 1988 Canada begins production of a $5 silver Maple Leaf bullion coin
  • 1988 South Korean coaches attack NZ referee after disputing his decision, Olympic Korean boxer stages a 67 minute sit-in
  • 1989 Cards outfielder Leon Durham suspended for 60 days due to drugs
  • 1989 IRA-bomb kills 10 British marines in Kent

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1989 "Baywatch", starring David Hasselhoff and Pamela Anderson, debuts on NBC

  • 1990 Saudi Arabia expels many Jordanian & Yemeni envoys

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1990 Andre Dawson steals his 300th base & is only player other than Willie Mays to have 300 HRs, 300 steals & 2,000 hits

MLB Star Andre Dawson
MLB Star
Andre Dawson
MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • 1991 ABN & AMRO Dutch banks merge
  • 1991 California University makes Dead Sea Scrolls public
  • 1991 Harry Gant wins NSACAR Goody's 500

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1991 Miami Dolphins coach Don Shula records his 300th career NFL victory

NFL Head Coach Don Shula
NFL Head Coach
Don Shula
  • 1991 NY MTA yanks 6,000 ads for "Dr Tusch" (Dr Jeffrey Lavigne)

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1991 Pat Bradley wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Pat Bradley
LPGA Golfer
Pat Bradley
  • 1992 Heavy storm in South France, 34 die

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1993 Nolan Ryan, 46, pitches his last game

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • 1993 STS-51 (Discovery) lands

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1993 Supreme Soviet dismisses President Boris Yeltsin

Russian President Boris Yeltsin
Russian President
Boris Yeltsin
  • 1993 A Transair Georgian Airlines Tu-154 is shot down by a missile in Sukhumi, Georgia.
  • 1994 Rasmussen government in Denmark, resigns
  • 1995 E-3B AWACS crashed outside of Elmendorf AFB, Alaska after multiple bird strikes to two of the four engines soon after takeoff; all 24 on board killed
  • 1996 4th Solheim Cup: US beats Europe 17-11 at St Pierre Wales

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1997 Elton John releases Diana tribute "Candle in the Wind 1997"

Singer Elton John
Singer
Elton John
  • 1997 Marv Albert pleads not guilty to sexual charges
  • 1997 Bentalha massacre in Algeria; over 200 villagers killed.

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1999 "The West Wing" created by Alan Sorkin and starring Martin Sheen, Rob Lowe and Richard Schiff, debuts on NBC

Music awardsMusic Awards

1999 33rd Country Music Association Award: Shania Twain, Martina McBride & Tim McGraw wins

Singer Shania Twain
Singer
Shania Twain
  • 2002 54th Emmy Awards: The West Wing, Friends, Michael Chiklis & Allison Janney win
  • 2003 David Hempleman-Adams becomes the first person to cross the Atlantic Ocean in an open-air, wicker-basket hot air balloon.
  • 2004 "Lost" created by J.J. Abrams and starring Matthew Fox and Evangeline Lilly debuts on ABC in the US
  • 2006 A German maglev train crashes, killing 23.
  • 2006 The F-14 Tomcat retires from the United States Navy.
  • 2006 Hezbollah claims "Divine Victory" over Israel in a massive demonstration in Beirut.
  • 2011 CERN scientists announce their discovery of neutrinos breaking the speed of light
  • 2012 7 pedestrians are killed by a drunk driver who hit a bus stop at 200km an hour in Moscow
  • 2013 78 people are killed in a church suicide bombing in Peshawar, Pakistan
  • 2013 65th Prime time Emmy Awards: "Breaking Bad" and "Modern Family" win

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

2013 Angela Merkel and the Christian Democrats win a third term with their best result since 1990 in German Federal elections

Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel
Chancellor of Germany
Angela Merkel
  • 2014 NASA's MAVEN space probe successfully arrives in orbit over Mars