A Brief History
This article presents a chronological list of notable events that happened on September 22nd. For each date below, please click on the date to be taken to an article covering that date’s event.
On September 22, 1692, eight people convicted of witchcraft during the Salem Witch Trials were executed by hanging.
On September 22, 1692, eight women went on trial in Salem, Massachusetts for witchcraft, an event we used as motivation for our article, “10 More Things History Got Wrong About Women (Part 2).”
On September 22, 1948, USAF pilot Lt. Gail Halvorsen began dropping candy via parachute to the children of Berlin.
On September 22, 1965, the Indo-Pakistani War over the disputed region of Kashmir came to an end.
On September 22, 1979, a huge, unidentified double flash of light was seen by a US reconnaissance satellite near the Prince Edward Islands near Antarctica.
On September 22, 1980, Iraq invaded their neighbor, Iran, seeking to take advantage of the disruption caused by the Iranian revolution.
On September 22, 1995, a United States Air Force Boeing E-3B Sentry (AWACS, early warning spy in the sky type aircraft) flew into a flock of birds immediately after taking off from Elmendorf Air Force Base in Alaska, putting two of the four jet engines out of commission and causing a crash of the big plane, killing all 24 crewmen aboard.
On September 22, 2016, we asked if it right for the police officer named Betty Jo Shelby to be indicted?
On September 22, 2017, the new horror film Friend Request opened in theaters across the U.S.
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For more information, please see…
Andrews, John and Matt Baker. Timeline of World History. Thunder Bay Press, 2020.
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