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

  • 1586
    Battle of Zutphen: Spanish victory over the English and Dutch.
  • 1692
    Last people hanged for witchcraft in Britain’s North American colonies.
  • 1761
    George III and Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz are crowned King and Queen, respectively, of the Kingdom of Great Britain.
  • 1784
    Russia establishes a colony at Kodiak, Alaska.
  • 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.
  • 1869
    Richard Wagner’s opera Das Rheingold premieres in Munich.
  • 1885
    Lord Randolph Churchill makes a speech in Ulster in opposition to Home Rule.
  • 1888
    The first issue of National Geographic Magazine is published.
  • 1896
    Queen Victoria surpasses her grandfather King George III as the longest reigning monarch in British history.
  • 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.
  • 1934
    An explosion takes place at Gresford Colliery in Wales, leading to the deaths of 266 miners and rescuers.
  • 1939
    Joint victory parade of Wehrmacht and Red Army in Brest-Litovsk at the end of the Invasion of Poland.
  • 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.
  • 1965
    The Indo-Pakistani War of 1965 (also known as the Second Kashmir War) between India and Pakistan over Kashmir, ends after the UN calls for a cease-fire.
  • 1979
    The Vela Incident (also known as the South Atlantic Flash) is observed near Bouvet Island, thought to be a nuclear weapons test.
  • 1980
    Iraq invades Iran.
  • 1994
    the Nordhordland Bridge was opened across the Salhusfjorden between Klauvaneset and Flatøy in Hordaland, Norway. It has no lateral anchorage because of the depth of Salhusfjorden.
  • 1995
    An E-3B 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.
  • 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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