What happened this day in history September 22

What are the important events that happened on September 22? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

September 22: Facts & Myths About This Day

September 22 is the 265th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 100 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is September 9, 2023 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 28,255,680 minutes has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘dihectahexacontapentagon’ day.

Virgo is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Sapphire is the modern birthstone for this month. Agate is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 141 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 3,927 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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September 22: This Day In History

It is frequently the day of the Autumnal Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere and the day of the Vernal Equinox in the Southern Hemisphere.

September 22 Historical Events

  • 66
    Roman Emperor Nero creates the Legion I Italica.
  • 1761
    George III and Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz are crowned King and Queen, respectively, of the Kingdom of Great Britain.
  • 1776
    Nathan Hale is hanged for spying during American Revolution.
  • 1789
    The office of United States Postmaster General is established.
  • 1851
    The city of Des Moines, Iowa is incorporated as Fort Des Moines.
  • 1910
    The Duke of York’s Picture House opens in Brighton, now the oldest continually operating cinema in Britain.
  • 1939
    Joint victory parade of Wehrmacht and Red Army in Brest-Litovsk at the end of the Invasion of Poland.
  • 1975
    Sara Jane Moore tries to assassinate U.S. President Gerald Ford, but is foiled by Oliver Sipple.
  • 1979
    The Vela Incident (also known as the South Atlantic Flash) is observed near Bouvet Island, thought to be a nuclear weapons test.
  • 2011
    CERN scientists announce their discovery of neutrinos breaking the speed of light

Who were born on September 22?

  • 1606
    Li Zicheng, emperor of China (d. 1645)
  • 1765
    Paolo Ruffini, Italian mathematician (d. 1822)
  • 1903
    Joseph Valachi, American gangster (d. 1971)
  • 1923
    Dannie Abse, Welsh poet and writer
  • 1927
    Tommy Lasorda, American baseball manager
  • 1949
    Jim McGinty, Australian politician
  • 1956
    David Krakauer, clarinetist known for his klezmer compositions
  • 1956
    Debby Boone, American singer
  • 1961
    Vince Coleman, American baseball player
  • 1966
    Mike Richter, American ice hockey player

Who died on September 22?

  • 1554
    Francisco Vasquez de Coronado, Spanish explorer (b. 1510)
  • 1566
    Johannes Agricola, German Protestant reformer (b. 1494)
  • 1662
    John Biddle, English theologian (b. 1615)
  • 1703
    Vincenzo Viviani, Italian mathematician and scientist (b. 1622)
  • 1873
    Friedrich Frey-Herosé, Swiss Federal Councilor (b. 1801)
  • 1881
    Solomon L. Spink, U.S. Congressman from Illinois (b. 1831)
  • 1956
    Frederick Soddy, English chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1877)
  • 1992
    Aurelio López, Mexican baseball player (b. 1948)
  • 1996
    Dorothy Lamour, American actress (b. 1914)
  • 2003
    Hugo Young, British journalist (b. 1938)

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