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François "Papa Doc" Duvalier
Damage from the Great Fire of Smyrna
( September equinox 20:02 , 2017);
OneWebDay their website not updated for 2018; maybe not observed anymore?
in Europe and Car-Free Day Montréal, Canada;
original research, refimprove
( Bulgaria 1908) and
needs more footnotes
AD 66 – Emperor Nero established the Roman legion .
Legio I Italica one source, no footnotes
904 – The warlord Zhu Quanzhong killed , the penultimate emperor of Emperor Zhaozong Tang dynasty China, after seizing control of the imperial government.
1598 – English playwright killed actor Ben Jonson Gabriel Spenser in a duel, for which he was indicted for manslaughter.
1692 – for Last people hanged witchcraft in the United States
Already featured on March 1
1776 – Captain , an Nathan Hale American Revolutionary spy from the Continental Army, was hanged by British forces.
1792 – French Revolution: One day after the National Convention voted to abolish the monarchy, the came into being.
French First Republic unreferenced section
1934 – One of Britain's worst mining accidents took place when at an explosion Gresford Colliery in Wales, killed 266 men.
lots of CN tags
1955 – was founded as the ITV first commercial television network in the United Kingdom.
1961 – The U.S. Congress authorized President John F. Kennedy's executive order to establish the .
Peace Corps unreferenced section
1980 – The Iraqi Air Force launched surprise airstrikes on ten Iranian airfields, starting the .
Iran–Iraq War too long
Ouyang Xiu date not cited
1586 – Eighty Years' War: Spanish forces were victorious against a combined Anglo-Dutch army in the . Battle of Zutphen
1862 – U.S. President Abraham Lincoln issued the , declaring the freedom of all Emancipation Proclamation slaves in Confederate territory by January 1, 1863.
1914 – First World War: The German submarine U-9 three sank Royal Navy cruisers, resulting in approximately 1,450 deaths.
1914 – World War I: German naval forces in bombarded Papeete French Polynesia.
1922 – After nine days, the was extinguished, having caused tens of thousands of deaths. great fire of Smyrna
1939 – A by the troops of Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union took place in joint military parade Brest-Litovsk to celebrate their partition of Poland.
1957 – was François "Papa Doc" Duvalier elected President of Haiti as a populist before consolidating power and ruling as a dictator for the rest of his life.
1975 – attempted to assassinate U.S. President Sara Jane Moore Gerald Ford, but failed due to unfamiliarity with her weapon.
1979 – An American Vela satellite detected near the an unidentified flash of light Prince Edward Islands, thought to be a nuclear weapons test.
1994 – The , which crosses Nordhordland Bridge Salhusfjorden between Klauvaneset and Flatøy in Hordaland, and is the second-longest bridge in Norway, was officially opened.
2013 – Two suicide bombers in attacked a church Peshawar, Pakistan, killing 127 and injuring over 250 others in the deadliest attack on the Christian minority in the country's history.
2014 – NASA's probe went into orbit around MAVEN Mars to study the planet's atmosphere. Born/died: (b. 1870) Charlotte Cooper · (b. 1953) Ségolène Royal
: September 22 Independence Day in ( Mali 1960); in Latvia and Lithuania
Day of Baltic Unity
(d. 1662) John Biddle · (b. 1833) Stephen D. Lee · (d. 1992)