About September 22

September 22, 2021 is the 265th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 100 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

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Virgo is the sun 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 132 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

September 22: More About This Day

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

What Happened On September 22

  • 1499
    Treaty of Basel: Switzerland becomes an independent state.
  • 1692
    Last people hanged for witchcraft in Britain’s North American colonies.
  • 1792
    Primidi Vendémiaire of year 1 of the French Republican Calendar as the French First Republic comes into being.
  • 1851
    The city of Des Moines, Iowa is incorporated as Fort Des Moines.
  • 1866
    Battle of Curupaity in the War of the Triple Alliance.
  • 1885
    Lord Randolph Churchill makes a speech in Ulster in opposition to Home Rule.
  • 1888
    The first issue of National Geographic Magazine is published.
  • 1908
    The independence of Bulgaria is proclaimed.
  • 1910
    The Duke of York’s Picture House opens in Brighton, now the oldest continually operating cinema in Britain.
  • 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.
  • 1927
    Jack Dempsey loses the “Long Count” boxing match to Gene Tunney.
  • 1934
    An explosion takes place at Gresford Colliery in Wales, leading to the deaths of 266 miners and rescuers.
  • 1941
    World War II: On Jewish New Year Day, the German 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 executed.
  • 1944
    World War II: the Red Army enters Tallinn.
  • 1955
    In the United Kingdom, the television channel ITV goes live for the first time.
  • 1957
    In Haiti, Francois Duvalier is elected president.
  • 1960
    The Sudanese Republic is renamed Mali after the withdrawal of Senegal from the Mali Federation.
  • 1980
    Iraq invades Iran.
  • 1995
    Nagerkovil school bombing, is carried out by Sri Lankan Air Force in which at least 34 die, most of them ethnic Tamil school children.
  • 2003
    David Hempleman-Adams becomes the first person to cross the Atlantic Ocean in an open-air, wicker-basket hot air balloon.

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