Events in History on September 22

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66 Emperor Nero creates the Legion I Italica

Roman Emperor Nero
Roman Emperor
  • 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 becomes an independent state
  • 1504 Settled engagement of Karel of Luxembourg & Claudia the Beaujeu
  • 1504 Treaty of Blois: Philip of Burgundy and Maximilian I and 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 Judith Catchpole, accused of killing her child (acquit her) in Patuxent County, Maryland
  • 1665 Moliere's "L'amour Medecin" premieres in Paris
  • 1692 Last people hanged for witchcraft (8) in the US, 20 hanged overall during Salem witch trials
  • 1699 People of Rotterdam strike over high cost of butter
  • 1711 French troops occupy Rio de Janeiro

  • 1733 Polish King Lesczynski flees to Danzig

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1735 Robert Walpole becomes the first British "Prime Minister" (actually First Lord of the Treasury) to live at 10 Downing Street

1st British Prime Minister Robert Walpole
1st British Prime Minister
Robert Walpole
  • 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 King George III of the United Kingdom and Queen Charlotte
  • 1772 1st Partition of Poland is ratified by Austria, Prussia and Russia

Book releaseHistoric Publication

1773 Benjamin Franklin publishes a hoax letter "An Edict by the King of Prussia" in the Public Advertiser, criticising Britain's colonial policies in the American colonies

United States Founding Father Benjamin Franklin
United States Founding Father
Benjamin Franklin
  • 1784 Russian trappers establish a colony on Kodiak Island, Alaska
  • 1789 US Congress passes act 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

InventionScientific Discovery

1832 During his HMS Beagle voyage Charles Darwin discovers a large number of fossils at Punta Alta in Argentina

Naturalist Charles Darwin
Charles Darwin
  • 1851 City of Des Moines, Iowa incorporated as Fort Des Moines
  • 1861 Fort Fauntleroy (Wingate), rapes Navaho Indians

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1862 US President Abraham Lincoln says he will free slaves in all states on Jan 1

US President Abraham Lincoln
US President
Abraham Lincoln
  • 1864 Battle of Fisher's Hill, Virginia - General Early Retreats to Brown's Gap
  • 1864 Sheridan sets up camp in Harrisonburg, Virginia
  • 1866 Decisive battle of Curupaity in the War of the Triple Alliance.
  • 1868 Race riots in New Orleans, Louisiana

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

Anthropologist/Pathologist Rudolf Virchow
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
  • 1903 Italo Marchiony granted patent for ice cream cone
  • 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 The Duke of York's Cinema opened in Brighton. It is still operating today, making it the oldest continually operating cinema in Britain
  • 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 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
  • 1921 The League of Nations accepts membership of independent Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania
  • 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 and Swedish Princess Astrid get engaged
  • 1927 Yanks Earle Coombs hits 3 triples
  • 1931 Coalition Government forms in New Zealand 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
  • 1937 Forest fire kills 14 and injures 50 in Cody, Wyoming
  • 1937 Spanish Civil War: Peña Blanca is taken; the end of the Battle of El Mazuco.
  • 1937 Date celebrated as the first International Hobbit Day and the birthdays of Bibo and Frodo Baggins
  • 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 and 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 Philippines 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 Canadian woman Evelyn Dick charged with butchering her husband in Hamilton, Ontario
  • 1950 Omar N Bradley promoted to rank of 5-star general
  • 1953 Islamic uprising in Atjeh, Indonesia
  • 1955 -28] Hurricane Janet, kills 500 in Caribbean
  • 1957 Duke Snider's 39th & 40th home runs are last hit at Ebbets Field
  • 1958 US nuclear submarine USS Skate remains 31 days under Pole (record)
  • 1960 Mali (formerly French Sudan) declares independence from France
  • 1961 Antonio Albertondo (Argentina) completes 1st "double" crossing swim of English Channel in 43 hrs 10 min at 42.
  • 1961 Jim Gentile's ties record of 5 grand slams in a year
  • 1963 Czechoslovakian premier Viliam Široký deposed by Josef Lenart
  • 1965 India and 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
Edward Albee
  • 1966 Only 413 show up at a Yankee Stadium game
  • 1966 Surveyor 2 crashes on Moon
  • 1967 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1968 Iraq adopts constitution
  • 1968 Twins' Cesar Tovar pitched a hitless inning & plays all 9 positions
  • 1968 Zond 5 completes flight
  • 1969 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC

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1970 US President Richard Nixon requests 1,000 new FBI agents for college campuses

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • 1971 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1971 OPEC directs members to negotiate price increases to offset the devaluation of the US dollar

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1973 Henry Kissinger succeeds William Rogers as US Secretary of State

Politician, statesman Henry Kissinger
Politician, statesman
Henry Kissinger
  • 1973 Henry Kissinge sworn in as America's 1st Jewish Secretary of State
  • 1975 World Football League folds

MurderAssassination Attempt

1975 Second 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
  • 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
  • 1980 Iraq invades Iran in an attempt to control the Shatt al-Arab waterway
  • 1981 Sandra Day O'Connor appointed to US Supreme Court
  • 1982 San Francisco's cable cars made a final run before closing down for 20-month
  • 1983 Everly Brothers reunite after 10 years (Royal Albert Hall, London))
  • 1983 NASA launches Galaxy-B
  • 1983 USSR performs underground nuclear test

Historic 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.”
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  • 1985 The Plaza Accord was signed in New York City.

  • 1986 35 countries signs disarmament accord in Stockholm
  • 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)
  • 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
  • 1991 NY MTA yanks 6,000 ads for "Dr Tusch" (Dr Jeffrey Lavigne)
  • 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

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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 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 Marv Albert pleads not guilty to sexual 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.
  • 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

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 is greeted by President Obama and Vice President Biden as he arrives for his 6 day tour of the US

Pope Francis
44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
47th Vice President of the United States Joe Biden
47th Vice President of the United States
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