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
Roman Emperor Nero creates the Legion I Italica.
George III and Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz are crowned King and Queen, respectively, of the Kingdom of Great Britain.
Nathan Hale is hanged for spying during American Revolution.
The office of United States Postmaster General is established.
The city of Des Moines, Iowa is incorporated as Fort Des Moines.
The Duke of York’s Picture House opens in Brighton, now the oldest continually operating cinema in Britain.
Joint victory parade of Wehrmacht and Red Army in Brest-Litovsk at the end of the Invasion of Poland.
Sara Jane Moore tries to assassinate U.S. President Gerald Ford, but is foiled by Oliver Sipple.
The Vela Incident (also known as the South Atlantic Flash) is observed near Bouvet Island, thought to be a nuclear weapons test.
CERN scientists announce their discovery of neutrinos breaking the speed of light
Who were born on September 22?
Li Zicheng, emperor of China (d. 1645)
Paolo Ruffini, Italian mathematician (d. 1822)
Joseph Valachi, American gangster (d. 1971)
Dannie Abse, Welsh poet and writer
Tommy Lasorda, American baseball manager
Jim McGinty, Australian politician
David Krakauer, clarinetist known for his klezmer compositions
Debby Boone, American singer
Vince Coleman, American baseball player
Mike Richter, American ice hockey player
Who died on September 22?
Francisco Vasquez de Coronado, Spanish explorer (b. 1510)
Johannes Agricola, German Protestant reformer (b. 1494)
John Biddle, English theologian (b. 1615)
Vincenzo Viviani, Italian mathematician and scientist (b. 1622)
Friedrich Frey-Herosé, Swiss Federal Councilor (b. 1801)
Solomon L. Spink, U.S. Congressman from Illinois (b. 1831)
Frederick Soddy, English chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1877)
Aurelio López, Mexican baseball player (b. 1948)
Dorothy Lamour, American actress (b. 1914)
Hugo Young, British journalist (b. 1938)
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