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September 22: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

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

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.

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 Events 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.

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."

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.

Famous People Born On September 22

Are you celebrating your birthday today? If so, did you know that you share the same birthday as Tom Felton? See what other famous people were born on this day.

1987 Tom Felton

English Actor

Tom Felton
Age:
34 years old
Born In:
England, UK

1982 Billie Piper

English Actress

Billie Piper
Age:
39 years old
Born In:
England, UK

Special Holidays On September 22

If you’re looking to try something new today, here are some special holidays that might just give you an idea.

September 22: World Car Free Day

World Car Free Day

September 22: National White Chocolate Day

National White Chocolate Day

September 22 Birthday Facts, Zodiac & Birthstone

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

Virgo is commonly the most detail-oriented of the zodiac signs. Virgos are practical, analytical, and hard-working. They’re good at knowing where to look for the core of any problem.

All those born in September have the Sapphire birthstone. Sapphire comes from the Greek word “sapheiros.” The ancient Greeks and Romans believed that wearing blue sapphires would protect the wearer from physical harm and envy.

If you were born on Sep 22, your estimated date of conception would be December 30 in the previous year.

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