September 22 in History
|September 22nd is…
The First Day of Fall
American Business Women’s Day
Car Free Day
Dear Diary Day
Elephant Appreciation Day
National Centenarian’s Day
National Girls’ Night
National Ice Cream Cone Day
National Legwear Day
Mixed Berries Muffin Day
National Online Recovery Day
National White Chocolate Day
1776 – Nathan Hale was hanged by the British as a spy for the colonies during the Revolutionary War. In fairness to the British, this war hero was spying on them.
1789 – The U.S. Post Office was established by congress.
1911 – Pitcher Cy Young beat Pittsburgh 1-0 for his final career victory – number 511.
1920 – A Chicago Grand Jury convened to investigate charges that 8 White Sox players conspired to fix the 1919 World Series. They did.
1938 – Hellzapoppin (Broadway Review) Opened on September 22, 1938 and closed on December 17, 1941
1964 – Fiddler on the Roof (Broadway Musical) Opened on September 22, 1964, and closed on July 2, 1972
1964 – The Man from U.N.C.L.E. premiered on NBC.
#1 Hit September 22, 1973 – September 28, 1973: Helen Reddy – Delta Dawn
1982 – Tales of the Gold Monkey premiered on ABC
#1 Hit September 22, 1984 – September 28, 1984: John Waite – Missing You
1985 – Farm Aid was first broadcast on TNN and in syndication
1986 – ALF debuted on NBC
1987 – Full House premiered on ABC
1989 – ABC debuted TGIF (Thank Goodness It’s Friday) from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm, a new programming block for Friday Nights with four shows (Full House, Family Matters, Perfect Strangers, and Just the Ten of Us)
1994 – Friends premiered on NBC
2002 – Oceanic Flight 815 crashed on a mysterious island, beginning the six-season series of LOST.
2004 – Lost premiered on ABC
2009 – The Good Wife premiered on CBS
2011 – CERN scientists announced their discovery of neutrinos breaking the speed of light. There were reasonably sure that the experiment would not cause a black hole that would suck up the entire planet. So far, so good.