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Monday, September 22, 2008

15 people, including 11 foreign nationals, are kidnapped near Aswan in southern Egypt. //news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/7629171.stm (BBC News)

Wednesday, September 22, 2004

Mount St. Helens becomes active again.
Tropical Storm Ivan, having come around and reformed in the Gulf of Mexico, makes its final landfall near Cameron, Louisiana, to little effect. In total, the storm kills 92 people.
The TV series "Lost" airs its pilot.

Sunday, September 22, 2002

The German federal election leaves Chancellor Gerhard Schröder, his Social Democrats and the Greens in power.

Sunday, September 22, 1996

The Panhellenic Socialist Movement under the leadership of Costas Simitis succeeds in the 1996 Greek legislative election.

Friday, September 22, 1995

American millionaire Steve Forbes announces his candidacy for the 1996 Republican presidential nomination.

Wednesday, September 22, 1993

Big Bayou Canot train disaster: A bridge collapses as the "Sunset Limited" crosses it, killing 47.

Sunday, September 22, 1991

The Huntington Library makes the Dead Sea Scrolls available to the public for the first time.

Friday, September 22, 1989

1989 Deal barracks bombing: An IRA bomb explodes at the Royal Marine School of Music in Deal, Kent, United Kingdom, leaving 11 dead and 22 injured.

Thursday, September 22, 1988

The Ocean Odyssey drilling rig suffers a blowout and fire in the North Sea (see also July 6).

Sunday, September 22, 1985

The Plaza Accord is signed by five nations.

Saturday, September 22, 1979

The South Atlantic Flash is observed near Bouvet Island, thought to be a nuclear weapons test.

Monday, September 22, 1975

U.S. President Gerald Ford survives a second assassination attempt, this time by Sara Jane Moore in San Francisco.
Francoist Spain executes five ETA and FRAP members, the last executions in Spain to date.

Saturday, September 22, 1973

Monday, September 22, 1969

September 25 ndash An Islamic conference in Rabat, Morocco, following the al-Aqsa Mosque fire (August 21), condemns the Israeli claim of ownership of Jerusalem.

Wednesday, September 22, 1965

Fighting resumes between Indian and Pakistani troops.
The British governor of Aden cancels the constitution and takes direct control of the protectorate, due to the bad security situation.
Radio Peking announces that Indian troops have dismantled their equipment on the Chinese side of the border.

Thursday, September 22, 1960

Mali, the sole remaining member of the Mali Federation following the withdrawal of Senegal one month earlier, declares its full independence as the "Republic of Mali".

Thursday, September 22, 1955

Independent Commercial Television (ITV) begins broadcasting in the United Kingdom.

Friday, September 22, 1950

World Dance Council inaugurated.

Monday, September 22, 1947

Information Bureau of the Communist and Workers' Parties (Communist Information Bureau) (Cominform) is founded.

Monday, September 22, 1941

he town of Reshetylivka in the Soviet Union is occupied by German forces.

Friday, September 22, 1939

WWII: Joint victory parade of Wehrmacht and Red Army in Brest-Litovsk at the end of the Invasion of Poland.

Saturday, September 22, 1934

A gas explosion at Gresford Colliery in Wrexham, north-east Wales kills 266 miners and rescuers, one of Britain's worst coal mining disasters.
A trial for the custody of young Gloria Vanderbilt begins it lasts seven weeks and ends with a compromise.

Tuesday, September 22, 1931

October ndash The Caltech Department of Physics Faculty and graduate students meet with Albert Einstein as a guest.

Wednesday, September 22, 1920

Monday, September 22, 1919

The Steel strike of 1919 begins across the United States.

Tuesday, September 22, 1896

Queen Victoria surpasses her grandfather King George III as the longest reigning monarch in British history.

Saturday, September 22, 1866

Paraguay successfully defends Curupaity against the Triple Alliance in the Paraguayan War, killing more than 5,000 with just about 50 casualties.

Saturday, September 22, 1827

Joseph Smith, Jr. clamied in 1838 that on this day he had taken the Golden plates from the place where they were stored, and that he began writing down the Book of Mormon from them the following December.

Monday, September 22, 1823

Joseph Smith, Jr. clamied in 1838 that on this day he had first come to the place where the Golden plates were stored, having been directed there by God through an angel.

Sunday, September 22, 1822

Portugal approves its first Constitution.

Saturday, September 22, 1792

The Era of the historical French Republican Calendar begins.

Tuesday, September 22, 1789

Russo-Turkish War, 1787-1792 ndash Battle of Rymnik: Alexander Suvorov roundly defeats 100,000 Turks.

Wednesday, September 22, 1784

Russia establishes a colony at Kodiak, Alaska.

Sunday, September 22, 1776

American Revolution: Nathan Hale executed in New York City for espionage.

Tuesday, September 22, 1761

George III of the United Kingdom and Queen Charlotte are crowned.

Tuesday, September 22, 1711

Tuscarora War: Tuscarora natives under the command of Chief Hancock raid settlements along the south bank of the Pamlico River within the Province of Carolina (present day North Carolina), killing around 130 people. This action begins the Tuscarora War.

Monday, September 22, 1586

Battle of Zutphen: Spanish troops defeat the Dutch rebels and their English allies.

Saturday, September 12, 1573 (Julianian calendar)

September 26 ndash Siege of Odani in Japan: The Azai clan is eliminated by Oda Nobunaga.

Saturday, September 12, 1562 (Julianian calendar)

Maximilian, son of the Emperor Ferdinand I, succeeds as King of Bohemia.

Friday, September 12, 1544 (Julianian calendar)

Captain Juan Bautista Pastene leads the first European expedition to the estuary of Valdivia, Chile and the Bay of Corral.

Tuesday, September 12, 1531 (Julianian calendar)

Battle of Obertyn: The Moldavians are defeated by Polish forces under Jan Amor Tarnowski, allowing the Poles to recapture Pokucie.

Wednesday, September 12, 1520 (Julianian calendar)

October ndash Cuitláhuac, Aztec ruler of Tenochtitlan, dies from smallpox. He is succeeded by his nephew Cuauhtémoc.
Suleiman I succeeds his father Selim I as Sultan of the Ottoman Empire.

Thursday, September 12, 1504 (Julianian calendar)

A settled engagement is arranged between Karel of Luxembourg and Claudia the Beaujeu.
Treaty of Blois: Philip I of Castile, Maximilian I and Louis XII agree terms.

Tuesday, September 12, 1503 (Julianian calendar)

Pope Pius III (Francesco Todeschini Piccolomini) succeeds Alexander VI as the 215th pope, but dies on October 18.

Friday, September 13, 1499 (Julianian calendar)

Treaty of Basel: Maximilian is forced to grant the Swiss "de facto" independence.

Monday, September 15, 1236 (Julianian calendar)

A tournament at Tickhill in England turns into a battle between northerners and southerners, but peace is restored by the papal legate.David Hey, "Medieval South Yorkshire"
Volga Bulgaria is conquered by Mongol khan Batu.

Friday, September 20, 530 (Julianian calendar)

Pope Felix IV dies at Rome after a 4-year reign in which he has condemned semi-pelagianism. He is succeeded by Boniface II an archdeacon of German descent who becomes the 55th pope.

Wednesday, September 24, 66 (Julianian calendar)

The First Epistle to Timothy is written (approximate date).
The Sicarii capture the fortress of Masada overlooking the Dead Sea.
Baekje invades Silla in the Korean peninsula, and captures Castle Ugok.
The Zealots lay siege on Jerusalem and annihilate the Roman garrison (a cohort of Legio III).
Dioscorides writes his "De Materia Medica", a treatise on the methodical treatment of disease by use of medicine.
Cestius Gallus, legate of Syria, marches into Judea and leads a Roman army of 28,000 soldiers to put down the Jewish rebellion. Among the units are Legio III Gallica, Legio XII Fulminata and Legio XXII Primigenia.
The Roman Legion II ''Augusta'' is stationed at Gloucester.
Gallus arrives in Caesarea, with six thousand men and numerous standards, including the eagle of Legio XII.
Halley's Comet is visible.
Emperor Nero creates the legionI "Italica".
November ndash Gallus succeeds in conquering Beit She\'arim the new city, but is unable to take the Temple in Jerusalem. He retreats to the coast, but is surrounded at Beth-Horon and nearly wiped out by the Zealots.
The Jewish Revolt (66–70 AD) commences against the Roman Empire.
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