September 22 events in history

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
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, Hogue and 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 Vinnytsya, Ukraine. Those are the survivors of the previous killings that took place a few days earlier in which about 24,000 Jews were executed
1955 In the United Kingdom, the television channel ITV goes live for the first time
1957 In Haiti, François Duvalier is elected president
1960 The Sudanese Republic is renamed Mali after the withdrawal of Senegal from the Mali Federation
1965 The Indo-Pakistani War of 1965 (also known as the Second Kashmir War) between India and Pakistan over Kashmir, ends after the UN calls for a ceasefire
1975 Sara Jane Moore tries to assassinate U.S. President Gerald Ford, but is foiled by Oliver Sipple
1979 The Vela Incident (also known as the South Atlantic Flash) is observed near Bouvet Island, thought to be a nuclear weapons test
1980 Iraq invades Iran
1991 The Dead Sea Scrolls are made available to the public for the first time by the Huntington Library
1993 A barge strikes a railroad bridge near Mobile, Alabama, causing the deadliest train wreck in Amtrak history. Forty-seven passengers are killed
1993 A Transair Georgian Airlines Tu-154 is shot down by a missile in Sukhumi, Georgia
1995 An E-3B AWACS crashes outside Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska after multiple bird strikes to two of the four engines soon after takeoff; all 24 on board are killed
1995 Nagerkovil school bombing, is carried out by Sri Lankan Air Force in which at least 34 die, most of them ethnic Tamil school children
2013 At least 75 people are killed in a suicide bombing at a church in Peshawar, Pakistan