22nd September, on this day

66 Emperor Nero creates the Legion I Italica.
530 Boniface II begins his reign as Catholic Pope
530 St Felix IV ends his reign as Catholic Pope
530 Discorus begins his reign as Catholic Pope
1236 The Lithuanians and Semigallians defeat the Livonian Brothers of the Sword in Battle of Šiauliai.
1499 Switzerland became an independent state.
1586 The battle of Zutphen occurs.
1598 Ben Jonson is indicted for manslaughter.
1656 All female jury hears case of woman who killed her child (acquit her)
1692 Last person hanged for witchcraft in US
1735 In Britain, Sir Robert Walpole becomes the first prime minister to move into 10 Downing Street in London which has since become the official home of the british prime minister
1756 Nassau Hall opens at Princeton University
1761 Coronation of George III of the United Kingdom and Queen Charlotte.
1776 Nathan Hale executed as a spy by the British
1784 Russian trappers established a colony on Kodiak Island, AK
1792 French Revolution: the proclaimation of France as a Republic
1792 primidi Vendémiaire of year 1 of the French Republican Calendar
1823 Joseph Smith, Jr. stated that he was directed by God through the Angel Moroni to the place where the Golden plates were stored.
1830 Venezuela secedes from Colombia and becomes an independent sovereign state
1862 Abraham Lincoln makes his emancipation declaration abolishing slavery and orders the freeing of all slaves from January 1st, 1863
1862 Otto von Bismarck becomes Prussian Premier
1863 President Lincoln makes his Emancipation Proclamation speech
1866 Decisive battle of Curupaity in the War of the Triple Alliance.
1868 Race riots in New Orleans,La
1872 Joseph Smith, the son of a poor New England farmer, says he has received golden plates from an angel. From this he translates the Book of the Mormon which leads to the founding of the religious group, the Mormons
1885 Lord Randolph Churchill makes a speech in Ulster in opposition to Home Rule e.g. "Ulster will fight and Ulster will be right".
1888 The first issue of National Geographic Magazine is published
1893 1st auto built in US (by Duryea brothers) runs in Springfield
1896 Queen Victoria surpasses her grandfather King George III as the longest reigning monarch in British history.
1905 Race riot in Atlanta Georgia (10 blacks and 2 whites killed)
1908 The independence of Bulgaria is proclaimed
1910 The Duke of York's Cinema opened in Brighton. It is still operating today, making it the oldest continually operating cinema in Britain.
1913 Coal mine explosion kills 263 at Dawson, New Mexico
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 Famous "Long count" fight. Boxer Gene Tuney beats Jack Dempsey to become world heavyweight champion
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
1937 Forest fire kills 14 and injures 50 in Cody, Wyoming
1941 On Jewish New Year Day, German SS murder 6,000 Jews in Vinnytsya, Ukraine. Those were the survivors of the previous killings that took place a few days earlier in which about 24,000 Jews were executed.
1944 Red Army enters Tallinn
1944 Boulogne reoccupied by Allies
1946 Evelyn Dick charged with butchering husband
1949 USSR detonates its 1st atomic bomb
1950 Omar N Bradley promoted to rank of 5-star general
1951 The first live sporting event seen coast-to-coast in the United States, a college football game between Duke and the University of Pittsburgh, is televised on NBC.
1955 With the start of commercial television - ITV - in Britain, the first advertisement transmitted is for Gibbs SR toothpaste and the debut of Britain's first female newsreader - Barbara Mandell
1955 Heavyweight champ Rocky Marciano KOs Archie Moore in 9
1960 Mali (without Senegal) gains independence from France
1961 Antonio Albertondo (Argentina) at 42, completes the 1st "double" crossing swim of the English Channel in 43 hrs. 10 min
1964 "Fiddler on the Roof" opens on Broadway, runs 3,242 performances
1964 "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." premiers on NBC-TV
1970 Tunku Abdul Rahman resigns as Prime Minister of Malaysia.
1970 President Nixon requests 1,000 new FBI agents for college campuses
1972 Ugandan dictator Idi Amin gives the country's 8,000 Asians 48 hours to leave the country
1973 Henry Kissinger, sworn in as America's 1st Jewish Secretary of State
1975 US President Gerald Ford survives an assassination attempt when he is shot at by Sarah Jane Moore
1978 Israeli PM Menachem Begin returns home after Camp David summit
1979 The South Atlantic Flash or Vela Incident is observed near Bouvet Island, thought to be a nuclear weapons test.
1980 Iraqi troops seize part of Iran in a border dispute; war begins
1980 Shipyard workers in Poland, led by Lech Walesa. form a new independent labour union, Solidarity
1983 NASA launches Galaxy-B
1984 Belgian princess Astrid marries arch duke Otto L van Austrian-Este
1985 The Plaza Accord was signed in New York City.
1985 Michael Spinks beats Larry Holmes to become Heavyweight Boxing Champ
1986 Surgeons at Harefield Hospital in England, perform a heart and lung transplant operation on the world's youngest patient - a baby just 10 weeks old
1988 South Korean coaches attack the New Zealand referee after disputing his decision, the Olympic Korean boxer stages a 67 minute sit-in
1989 An IRA bomb attack kills 10 soldiers at the Royal Marine School of Music at Deal in Kent. Twelve other bandsman are injured
1990 Saudi Arabia expells many Jordanian and Yemeni envoys
1990 The Natural History Musem in London solves the Piltdown Man hoax:behind it is anthropologist Sir Arthur Keith
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.
1995 E-3B AWACS crashed outside of Elmendorf AFB, Alaska after multiple bird strikes to two of the four engines soon after takeoff; all 24 on board killed
1997 Bentalha massacre in Algeria; over 200 villagers killed.
2003 David Hempleman-Adams becomes the first person to cross the Atlantic Ocean in an open-air, wicker-basket hot air balloon.
2006 The F-14 Tomcat retires from the United States Navy.
2006 A German maglev train crashes, killing 23.
2006 Hezbollah claims "Divine Victory" over Israel in a massive demonstration in Beirut.

22nd September 2005

Gridlock as masses flee US storm

Bomb suspect held on return to UK

Basra governor demands UK apology

22nd September 2006

Hezbollah head praises 'victory'

German monorail accident kills 15

Afghan workers killed in ambush

22nd September 2007

Suu Kyi greets Burma protesters

Blackwater 'arms smuggling probe'

Ahmadinejad warns against attack

22nd September 2008

Carnage in Somali market shelling

Pakistan troops 'repel US raid'

Eleven tourists seized in Egypt

22nd September 2009

China vows climate change action

Police clear French migrant camp

Several dead in German bus crash

22nd September 2010

Birthdates which occurred on 22nd September:

1290 Bilbo Baggins (in Shire Reconning)
1694 Lord Chesterfield letter writer; introduced Gregorian calendar (1752)
1791 Michael Faraday discovered principle of electric motor
1822 Brig Gen Eppa Hunton fought in most ANV campaigns
1878 Shigeru Yoshida Japanese PM (most of 1946-54)
1885 Erich von Stroheim early film director/actor (Grand Illusion)
1892 Frank Sullivan humorist (New Yorker Magazine)
1895 Paul Muni actor (Acad Award 1936-Angel on My Shoulder, Juarez)
19-- Larry Anderson Minneapolis Mn, actor (Ted-Life With Lucy)
1901 Allan "Rocky" Lane Mishawaka Ind, actor (voice of Mr Ed, Red Ryder)
1902 John Houseman Bucharest Romania, actor (Kingsfield-Paper Chase)
1912 Alfred G Vanderbilt thoroughbred horse owner (Native Dancer)
1913 Leroy Holmes Pittsburgh Pa, orch leader (Tonight Show, 1956-57)
1914 Martha Scott Jamesport Mo, actress (Dallas, Bionic Woman, Our Town)
1918 Henryk Szeryng Zelazowa Wola Poland, violinist (Brahms Concerto)
1919 Jack Russell Saratoga Springs NY, singer (Your Show of Shows)
1920 Bob Lemon pitcher (Cleveland Indians)/manager (NY Yankees)
1922 Chen Ning Yang China, physicist/disproved parity (Nobel 1957)
1924 Norvel Lee US, light-heavyweight boxer (Olympic-gold-1952)
1927 Tom Lasorda baseball manager (LA Dodgers)
1928 Eugene Roche actor (Foul Play, Slaughterhouse Five)
1932 Ingemar Johansson Sweden, world heavyweight boxing champ (1952)
1935 Harriet King US, fencing (Olympic-1972)
1936 Art Metrano Bkln NY, comedian (Amy Prentiss, Joanie Loves Chachi)
1939 Junko Tabei Japan, 1st woman to climb Mount Everest
1939 Mike Sullivan (Gov-Wyoming)
1940 Anna Karina actress (Alphaville)
1949 David Coverdale rocker (Whitesnake-Here We Go Again)
1949 Harold Carmichael NFL wide receiver (Philadelphia Eagles)
1954 Shari Belafonte Harper NYC, actress (Julie-Hotel)
1956 Debby Boone Hackensack NJ, singer-had her life lit up
1957 Lynn Herring Enid Oklahoma, actress (Lucy-General Hospital)
1957 Mark Johnson Madison WI, NHL forward (Olympic-gold-1980, Pitts, NJ)
1960 Joan Jett Phila, singer (Blackhearts-I Love Rock 'n Roll)
1960 Scott Baio Bkln, (Joanie loves Chachi, Charles in Charge, Zapped)
1961 Catherine Oxenberg actress (Dallas)
1962 Rob Stone Chicago Ill, actor (Kevin-Mr Belvedere)
1964 Marq Torien rocker (Bullet Boys-For the Love of Money)
1969 Melissa Lynn Costello Shenandoah WV, Miss WV-America (1991)
1971 Chesney Lee Haskes England, singer (Feels So Alive)


Deaths which occurred on September 22nd:
1520 Selim I captured Baghdad, dies at 53
1658 Georg Philipp Harsd”rfer poet (Poetischer Trichter), dies at 50
1923 Marquess of Ripon game hunter, dies, after shooting 52nd grouse
1989 Irving Berlin composer, dies at 101