On this Day in History, September 22

There are numerous events that happened on September 22. We have compiled some of the most remarkable events that took place. Read along!

  • 1761 – Coronation of King George III of the United Kingdom and Queen Charlotte.
  • 1896 – Queen Victoria surpassed her grandfather, King George III, as the (then) longest-reigning monarch in British history.
  • 1914 – Three British cruisers were sunk by a German submarine in the North Sea, killing 1,400 British sailors.
  • 1943 – German battleship Tirpitz was attacked by British dwarf submarines.
  • 1946 – Evelyn Dick, a Canadian woman, was charged with butchering her husband in Hamilton, Ontario.
  • 1949 – The Soviet Union successfully exploded its first atomic bomb.
  • 1955 – Commercial television began in Great Britain.
  • 1980 – Iran-Iraq War began with Iraq invading Iran.
  • 1961 – President John F. Kennedy signed a congressional act that established the Peace Corps.
  • 1975 – The second attempted assassination of US President Gerald Ford is failed due to a faulty gun.
  • 1979 –  A series of bright flashes over the Indian Ocean were detected by the American-run Vela Satellite.
  • 1988 – The Canadian government apologized for the internment of Japanese-Canadians during World War II, and promised compensation.
  • 1988 – Production of a $5 Silver Maple Leaf bullion coin began in Canada.
  • 1993 – President Boris Yeltsin was dismissed by the Supreme Soviet.
  • 1993 – Leonid Kuchma, Ukrainian Prime Minister, resigned due to the “slow pace of reform”
  • 1998 – The U.S. and Russian governments signed two agreements: to privatize Russia’s nuclear program and to stop plutonium stockpiles and nuclear scientists from leaving the country.
  • 1998 – U.S. President Clinton addressed the United Nations and told world leaders to end all nuclear tests.
  • 2003 – David Hempleman-Adams became the first person to cross the Atlantic Ocean in an open-air, wicker-basket hot air balloon.
  • 2013 – 78 people were killed in a church suicide bombing in Peshawar, Pakistan.
  • 2019 –  Former US President Donald Trump admitted he spoke to the Ukrainian President about Joe Biden’s son.



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