On This Day

On This Day in History for September 22 (Part 2)

Events in History

  • 1983 USSR performs underground nuclear test

Sinking ShipThe 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.”

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The Rainbow Warrior sunk in Auckland harbour
The Rainbow Warrior sunk in Auckland harbour
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  • 1985 The Plaza Accord was signed in New York City.
  • 1986 35 countries signs disarmament accord in Stockholm
  • 1987 Dow-Jones index rises record 75.23 points
  • 1988 Canada begins production of a $5 silver Maple Leaf bullion coin
  • 1989 IRA bomb kills 10 Royal Marines bandsmen in Kent
  • 1990 Saudi Arabia expels many Jordanian & Yemeni envoys
  • 1991 ABN & AMRO Dutch banks merge
  • 1991 California University makes Dead Sea Scrolls public
  • 1991 Harry Gant wins NSACAR Goody's 500
  • 1992 Heavy storm in South France, 34 die
  • 1993 Ukrainian Prime Minister Leonid Kuchma resigns due to the "slow pace of reform"
  • 1993 STS-51 (Discovery) lands

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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 crash outside of Elmendorf AFB, Alaska after multiple bird strikes to two of the four engines soon after takeoff; all 24 on board killed
  • 1997 American sportcaster Marv Albert pleads not guilty to sexual assault charges
  • 1997 Bentalha massacre in Algeria; over 200 villagers killed
  • 2003 David Hempleman-Adams becomes the first person to cross the Atlantic Ocean in an open-air, wicker-basket hot air balloon.
  • 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.
  • 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

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

BeatificationPapal Visit

2015 Pope Francis greeted by President Obama and Vice President Biden as he arrives at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, for his 6 day tour of the US

Pope Pope Francis
Pope
Pope Francis
44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
46th US President, Vice President and Senator Joe Biden
46th US President, Vice President and Senator
Joe Biden
  • 2015 Volkswagen admits that 11 million cars have been wrongly programmed to appear to emit lesser emissions than they are

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2015 Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in Seattle to start his first state visit to the US

Paramount Leader of China Xi Jinping
Paramount Leader of China
Xi Jinping
  • 2015 Palangkaraya in Indonesian Borneo records the highest air pollutant index (API) value ever recorded of 1,986 due to haze caused by forest fires deliberately lit to clear land for palm oil plantations
  • 2016 Police officer Betty Shelby charged with manslaughter for fatally shooting unarmed black man Terence Crutcher in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 2018 Four gunmen open fire on Revolutionary Guard soldiers at a parade in Ahvaz, Iran, killing 25 including civilians

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2019 US President Donald Trump admits he spoke to Ukrainian President about Joe Biden's son, after news a US intelligence officer made an official complaint about the call

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
46th US President, Vice President and Senator Joe Biden
46th US President, Vice President and Senator
Joe Biden

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2019 "Howdy, Modi!" US President Donald Trump holds a mass rally for Indian PM Narendra Modi in Houston, Texas

15th Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi
15th Prime Minister of India
Narendra Modi
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • 2020 America's COVID-19 death toll passes 200,000, more than any other country

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2020 PM Boris Johnson announces that the UK has reached a 'perilous turning point' in the pandemic as he announces new restrictions

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson
British Prime Minister
Boris Johnson
  • 2020 President Xi Jinping of China pledges at the UN that the country will adopt stronger climate targets including becoming carbon neutral by 2060

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