About September 22

September 22, 2022 is the 265th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 100 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

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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 122 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

  • 66
    Roman Emperor Nero creates the Legion I Italica.
  • 1586
    Battle of Zutphen: Spanish victory over the English and Dutch.
  • 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.
  • 1784
    Russia establishes a colony at Kodiak, Alaska.
  • 1789
    The office of United States Postmaster General is established.
  • 1823
    Joseph Smith, Jr. states he found the Golden plates on this date after being directed by God through the Angel Moroni to the place where they were buried.
  • 1862
    Slavery in the United States: a preliminary version of the Emancipation Proclamation is released.
  • 1866
    Battle of Curupaity in the War of the Triple Alliance.
  • 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.
  • 1927
    Jack Dempsey loses the “Long Count” boxing match to Gene Tunney.
  • 1937
    Spanish Civil War: Peña Blanca is taken; the end of the Battle of El Mazuco.
  • 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.
  • 1980
    Iraq invades Iran.
  • 1993
    A Transair Georgian Airlines Tu-154 is shot down by a missile in Sukhumi, Georgia.
  • 1993
    A barge strikes a railroad bridge near Mobile, Alabama, causing the deadliest train wreck in Amtrak history. 47 passengers 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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