About September 22

September 22, 2024 is the 266th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 100 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

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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 129 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

  • 1692
    Last people hanged for witchcraft in Britain’s North American colonies.
  • 1776
    Nathan Hale is hanged for spying during American Revolution.
  • 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.
  • 1885
    Lord Randolph Churchill makes a speech in Ulster in opposition to Home Rule.
  • 1896
    Queen Victoria surpasses her grandfather King George III as the longest reigning monarch in British history.
  • 1908
    The independence of Bulgaria is proclaimed.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1944
    World War II: the Red Army enters Tallinn.
  • 1957
    In Haiti, Francois Duvalier is elected president.
  • 1960
    The Sudanese Republic is renamed Mali after the withdrawal of Senegal from the Mali Federation.
  • 1979
    The Vela Incident (also known as the South Atlantic Flash) is observed near Bouvet Island, thought to be a nuclear weapons test.
  • 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.
  • 1993
    A barge strikes a railroad bridge near Mobile, Alabama, causing the deadliest train wreck in Amtrak history. 47 passengers are killed.
  • 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.

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