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September 22 Historical Events

The following events took place on September 22. The list is arranged in chronological order.

Found 43 events. Showing 1 - 30.

  • 480 BC
    Battle of Salamis: The Greek fleet under Themistocles defeats the Persian fleet under Xerxes I.
  • 904
    The warlord Zhu Quanzhong kills Emperor Zhaozong, the penultimate emperor of the Tang dynasty, after seizing control of the imperial government.
  • 1236
    The Lithuanians and Semigallians defeat the Livonian Brothers of the Sword in the Battle of Saule.
  • 1499
    Treaty of Basel
  • 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
    The last people are hanged for witchcraft in England’s North American colonies.
  • 1711
    The Tuscarora War begins in present-day North Carolina.
  • 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.
  • 1789
    The office of United States Postmaster General is established.
  • 1789
    Battle of Rymnik establishes Alexander Suvorov as a pre-eminent Russian military commander after his allied army defeat superior Ottoman Empire forces.
  • 1792
    Primidi Vendémiaire of year one of the French Republican Calendar as the French First Republic comes into being.
  • 1823
    Joseph Smith 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.
  • 1857
    The Russian warship Lefort capsizes and sinks during a storm in the Gulf of Finland, killing all 826 aboard.
  • 1862
    Slavery in the United States: A preliminary version of the Emancipation Proclamation is released.
  • 1866
    Battle of Curupayty in the Paraguayan War.
  • 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.
  • 1908
    The Bulgarian Declaration of Independence is proclaimed.
  • 1910
    The Duke of York’s Picture House opens in Brighton, now the oldest continually operating cinema in Britain.
  • 1914
    German submarine SM U-9 torpedoes and sinks the British cruisers HMS Aboukir, HMS Hogue and HMS Cressy on the Broad Fourteens off the Dutch coast with the loss of over 1,400 men.
  • 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.
  • 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 Vinnytsia, Ukraine. Those are the survivors of the previous killings that took place a few days earlier in which about 24,000 Jews were executed.

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