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 266th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 100 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is September 9, 2020 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 26,678,880 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 ‘dihectahexacontahexagon’ day.
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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 143 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 2,832 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.
Battle of Zutphen: Spanish victory over the English and Dutch.
Queen Victoria surpasses her grandfather King George III as the longest reigning monarch in British history.
Joint victory parade of Wehrmacht and Red Army in Brest-Litovsk at the end of the Invasion of Poland.
In the United Kingdom, the television channel ITV goes live for the first time.
In Haiti, Francois Duvalier is elected president.
Sara Jane Moore tries to assassinate U.S. President Gerald Ford, but is foiled by Oliver Sipple.
A barge strikes a railroad bridge near Mobile, Alabama, causing the deadliest train wreck in Amtrak history. 47 passengers are killed.
David Hempleman-Adams becomes the first person to cross the Atlantic Ocean in an open-air, wicker-basket hot air balloon.
CERN scientists announce their discovery of neutrinos breaking the speed of light
Who were born on September 22?
Eugen Sänger, Austrian aerospace engineer (d. 1964)
Hermann Schlichting, German fluid dynamics engineer (d. 1982)
Hans Scholl, German anti-Nazi activist (d. 1943)
Eric Baker, British human rights activist (d. 1976)
Juha Turunen, Finnish politician turned criminal
Kim Watkins, Australian television presenter
Rickard Rydell, Swedish racing driver
Roberto Flores, Chicano rapper and music producer
Ashley Eckstein, American film and television actress
Subaru Shibutani, Japanese singer (Kanjani8)
Who died on September 22?
Ouyang Xiu, Chinese historian and scholar-official (b. 1007)
Thomas de Mowbray, 1st Duke of Norfolk, English politician (b. 1366)
Francisco Vasquez de Coronado, Spanish explorer (b. 1510)
John Bartram, American botanist (b. 1699)
Tôn Thất Thuyết, the leading mandarin of Vietnam’s Nguyễn Dynasty (b. 1839)
Paul Van Zeeland, Belgian economist and politician (b. 1893)
Jan de Hartog, Dutch-born writer (b. 1914)
Pete Schoening, American mountaineer (b. 1927)
Carla Benschop, Dutch basketball player (b. 1950)
Marcel Marceau, French mime artist (b. 1923)
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