About September 22

September 22, 2020 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.

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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 143 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.
  • 1499
    Treaty of Basel: Switzerland becomes an independent state.
  • 1586
    Battle of Zutphen: Spanish victory over the English and Dutch.
  • 1598
    English playwright Ben Jonson kills an actor in a duel and is indicted for manslaughter.
  • 1692
    Last people hanged for witchcraft in Britain’s North American colonies.
  • 1776
    Nathan Hale is hanged for spying during American Revolution.
  • 1784
    Russia establishes a colony at Kodiak, Alaska.
  • 1789
    Battle of Rymnik establishes Alexander Suvorov as a pre-eminent Russian military commander after his allied army defeat superior Ottoman Empire forces.
  • 1862
    Slavery in the United States: a preliminary version of the Emancipation Proclamation is released.
  • 1869
    Richard Wagner’s opera Das Rheingold premieres in Munich.
  • 1888
    The first issue of National Geographic Magazine is published.
  • 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.
  • 1960
    The Sudanese Republic is renamed Mali after the withdrawal of Senegal from the Mali Federation.
  • 1991
    The Dead Sea Scrolls are made available to the public for the first time by the Huntington Library.
  • 1993
    A Transair Georgian Airlines Tu-154 is shot down by a missile in Sukhumi, Georgia.
  • 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.
  • 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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