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Events Throughout History

Historical Events for September 22nd

  • Year 66 » Roman Emperor Nero creates the Roman legion known as Legion Legio I Italica known as I Italica.
  • Year 480 » Battle of Salamis: The Greek fleet under Themistocles defeats the Persian fleet under Xerxes I.
  • Year 904 » The warlord Zhu Quanzhong kills Emperor Zhaozong of Tang known as Emperor Zhaozong, the penultimate emperor of the Tang dynasty, after seizing control of the imperial government.
  • Year 1236 » The Lithuanians and Semigallians defeat the Livonian Brothers of the Sword in the Battle of Saule.
  • Year 1499 » Treaty of Basel (1499) e.g Treaty of Basel
  • Year 1586 » Battle of Zutphen: Spanish Empire or Spanish victory over the English and Dutch Republic or Dutch.
  • Year 1598 » English playwright Ben Jonson kills an actor in a duel and is indicted for manslaughter.
  • Year 1711 » The Tuscarora War begins in present-day North Carolina.
  • Year 1761 » George III of the United Kingdom known as George III and Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz are crowned King and Queen, respectively, of the Kingdom of Great Britain.
  • Year 1776 » Nathan Hale is hanged for spying during American Revolution.
  • Year 1789 » Battle of Rymnik establishes Alexander Suvorov as a pre-eminent Russian military commander after his allied army defeat superior Ottoman Empire forces.
  • Year 1789 » The office of United States Postmaster General is established.
  • Year 1792 » 'Primidi Vendémiaire' of year one of the French Republican Calendar as the French First Republic comes into being.
  • Year 1823 » Joseph Smith states he found the Golden plates on this date after being directed by God through the Angel Moroni to the place where they were buried.
  • Year 1857 » The Russian warship 'Russian ship of the line Lefort or Lefort' capsizes and sinks during a storm in the Gulf of Finland, killing all 826 aboard.
  • Year 1862 » Slavery in the United States: A preliminary version of the Emancipation Proclamation is released.
  • Year 1866 » Battle of Curupayty in the Paraguayan War.
  • Year 1885 » Lord Randolph Churchill makes a speech in Ulster in opposition to Irish Home Rule movement known as Home Rule.
  • Year 1888 » The first issue of 'National Geographic Magazine' is published.
  • Year 1896 » Queen Victoria surpasses her grandfather King George III of the United Kingdom or George III as the longest reigning monarch in British history.
  • Year 1908 » The Bulgarian Declaration of Independence is proclaimed.
  • Year 1914 » German Empire German submarine SM U-9 torpedoes and sinks the British cruisers HMS Aboukir, HMS Hogue 2 and HMS Cressy 2 on the Broad Fourteens off the Dutch coast with the loss of over 1,400 men.
  • Year 1919 » The steel strike of 1919, led by the Amalgamated Association of Iron and Steel Workers, begins in Pennsylvania before spreading across the United States.
  • Year 1927 » Jack Dempsey loses the "The Long Count Fight e.g Long Count" boxing match to Gene Tunney.
  • Year 1934 » An Gresford disaster called explosion takes place at Gresford Colliery in Wales, leading to the deaths of 266 miners and rescuers.
  • Year 1937 » Spanish Civil War: Peña Blanca is taken; the end of the Battle of El Mazuco.
  • Year 1939 » Joint victory parade of Wehrmacht and Red Army in Brest, Belarus or Brest-Litovsk at the end of the Invasion of Poland.
  • Year 1941 » World War II: On Rosh Hashanah Jewish New Year Day, the Nazi Germany German Schutzstaffel SS murder 6,000 Jews in Vinnytsya, Ukraine. Those are the survivors of the previous killings that took place a few days earlier in which about 24,000 Jews were execu
  • Year 1955 » In the United Kingdom, the television channel ITV (TV network) e.g ITV goes live for the first time.
  • Year 1957 » In Haiti, François Duvalier is elected president.
  • Year 1960 » The Sudanese Republic is renamed Mali after the withdrawal of Senegal from the Mali Federation.
  • Year 1965 » The Indo-Pakistani War of 1965 (also known as the Second Kashmir War) between India and Pakistan over Kashmir, ends after the United Nations named UN calls for a ceasefire.
  • Year 1975 » Sara Jane Moore tries to assassinate U.S. President Gerald Ford, but is foiled by Oliver Sipple.
  • Year 1979 » The Vela Incident (also known as the South Atlantic Flash) is observed near Bouvet Island, thought to be a nuclear weapons test.
  • Year 1980 » Iran–Iraq War e.g Iraq invades Iran.
  • Year 1991 » The Dead Sea Scrolls are made available to the public for the first time by the Huntington Library.
  • Year 1993 » A barge strikes a railroad bridge near Mobile, Alabama, causing Big Bayou Canot train disaster e.g the deadliest train wreck in Amtrak history. Forty-seven passengers are killed.
  • Year 1993 » A Transair Georgia airliner shootdowns e.g Transair Georgian Airlines Tu-154 is shot down by a missile in Sukhumi, Georgia (country) called Georgia.
  • Year 1995 » An E-3B E-3 Sentry e.g AWACS crashes outside Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska after multiple bird strikes to two of the four engines soon after takeoff; all 24 on board are killed.
  • Year 1995 » Nagerkovil school bombing, is carried out by Sri Lankan Air Force in which at least 34 die, most of them ethnic Tamil people named Tamil school children.
  • Year 2013 » At least 75 people are killed in a Peshawar church attack e.g suicide bombing at a All Saints Church, Peshawar or church in Peshawar, Pakistan.

World History for the Month of September