September 22 in history

September 22 events chronologically

66 Roman Emperor Nero creates the Legion I Italica
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 hanged for witchcraft in England's North American colonies takes place

Top 7 most famous people born on September 22

1791 Michael Faraday an English scientist who contributed to the fields of electromagnetism and electrochemistry. His main discoveries include those of electromagnetic induction, diamagnetism and electrolysis
1882 Wilhelm Keitel a German field marshal who served as chief of the Oberkommando der Wehrmacht for most of World War II, making him the Chief of Defense for Germany. At the Allied court at Nuremberg he was tried, sentenced to death, and hanged as a war criminal. He was the third highest-ranking German officer to be tried at Nuremberg
1953 Ségolène Royal a French politician. A prominent member of the French Socialist Party, she is currently the Minister for Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy in the Valls Cabinet, and the president of the Poitou-Charentes Regional Council
1957 Nick Cave an Australian musician, songwriter, author, screenwriter, composer and occasional film actor.
1958 Andrea Bocelli an Italian tenor and singer-songwriter. Born with poor eyesight, he became blind at the age of twelve following an association football accident
1978 Harry Kewell a former Australian association football player who played for Leeds United, Liverpool, Galatasaray, Melbourne Victory, Al-Gharafa and Melbourne Heart. Internationally he has received 58 caps, and scored 17 goals, while playing for the Australian national team. A winger, also capable of playing as an attacking midfielder and as a second striker, he is often regarded within the media as "Australia's finest football export", despite his career being blighted with injury
1984 Thiago Silva a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a central defender for Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain and captain of the Brazilian national team. He is also the captain of his club. He is widely considered one of the best defenders in the world

Top 7 most famous people died on September 22

1520 Selim I the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire from 1512 to 1520. His reign is notable for the enormous expansion of the Empire, particularly his conquest between 1516 and 1517 of the entire Mamluk Sultanate of Egypt, which included all of Sham, Hejaz, Tihamah, and Egypt itself. With the heart of the Arab World now under their control, the Ottomans became the dominant power in the region and in the Islamic world. Upon conquering Egypt, Selim took the title of Caliph of Islam, although Ottoman rulers beginning with Fatih Sultan Mehmed had already begun to claim caliphal authority. He was also granted the title of "Khâdim ül Haramain ish Sharifain" by the Sharif of Mecca in 1517
1539 Guru Nanak the founder of Sikhism and the first of the Sikh Gurus. His birth is celebrated world-wide on Kartik Puranmashi, the full-moon day which falls on different dates each year in the month of Katak, October–November
1774 Pope Clement XIV born Giovanni Vincenzo Antonio Ganganelli, reigned from 19 May 1769 to his death in 1774. At the time of his election, he was the only Franciscan friar in the College of Cardinals. He is the last pope to take the name "Clement" upon his election
1956 Frederick Soddy due to the transmutation of elements, now known to involve nuclear reactions. He also proved the existence of isotopes of certain radioactive elements
1989 Irving Berlin an American composer and lyricist of Russian-Jewish origin. Widely considered one of the greatest songwriters in American history, his music forms a great part of the Great American Songbook. He published his first song, "Marie from Sunny Italy", in 1907 and had his first major international hit, "Alexander's Ragtime Band" in 1911. He also was an owner of the Broadway theater the Music Box Theatre
1999 George C. Scott an American stage and film actor, director, and producer. He was best known for his stage work, as well as his portrayal of General George Patton in the film Patton, as General Buck Turgidson in Stanley Kubrick's Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, and as Ebenezer Scrooge in Clive Donner's 1984 film A Christmas Carol. He was the first actor to refuse the Academy Award for Best Actor , having warned the Academy beforehand that he would refuse it on philosophical grounds
2000 Yehuda Amichai an Israeli poet. Amichai is considered by many, both in Israel and internationally, as Israel's greatest modern poet. He was also one of the first to write in colloquial Hebrew