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September 22: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on September 22

September 22nd is World Car Free Day and White Chocolate Day.

Welcome to day 265 of 365! We’re only 100 days away from celebrating the new year… but it’s probably too early to be thinking about that yet.

If you were born on September 22, your zodiac sign is Virgo.

This day was an interesting day for creativity in the past; we are talking music, TV shows, singers and celebrity births. Find out all that and more about September 22nd right here!

Did you know that on this day in 2004, the American drama TV series Lost premiered on ABC? It would go on for six seasons and be critically ranked as one of the greatest television series of all time.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about September 22nd in history!

What Happened On September 22 In History?

2020

The COVID-19 death toll passed 200,000 in the US.

2019

Actor Billy Porter who played Pray Tell in the American drama “Pose,” made history after becoming the first openly gay actor to win an Emmy Award.

Source LA Times
2018

Barbados appointed Rihanna as an ambassador to the country.

OTD in 2018: Barbados appointed Rihanna as an ambassador to the country.
Rihanna went on to say that she "couldn't be more proud."
Source BBC
2004

The American drama TV series “Lost” premiered on ABC.

OTD in 2004: The American drama TV series "Lost" premiered on ABC.
It ran for six seasons, comprising of 121 episodes in total.
1994

“Friends” debuted on NBC and continued for 10 seasons.

1989

American drama TV series “Baywatch” premiered on NBC.

1962

Singer Bob Dylan played at New York’s famous Carnegie Hall.

1955

The ITV network launched in the UK, which became the BBC’s first rival.

1862

Former President Abraham Lincoln ordered the emancipation of slaves across the US from January 1, 1863.

The change meant that some 3.5 million slaves were then free.
1692

The last group of people was hung for witchcraft during the Salem Witch Trials in Massachusetts, US.

OTD in 1692: The last group of people was hung for witchcraft during the Salem Witch Trials in Massachusetts
1598

English poet and playwright Ben Jonson was arrested for manslaughter after killing Elizabethan actor Gabriel Spenser in a duel.

1499

A treaty was signed between the Old Swiss Confederacy and the House of Habsburg, ending years of conflict between the two states.

The treaty meant that Switzerland could become an independent state.

Did you know that on this day, September 22nd 2004, the American drama TV series Lost premiered on ABC?