Important Events (from1901 to 2015)

September 22, 2015

September 22
• 1908 – The Bulgarian Declaration of Independence is proclaimed.
• 1910 – The Duke of York's Picture House opens in Brighton, now the oldest continually operating cinema in Britain.
• 1914 – German submarine SM U-9 torpedoes and sinks the British cruisers HMS Aboukir, Hogue and Cressy on the Broad Fourteens off the Dutch coast with the loss of over 1,400 men.
• 1919 – The steel strike of 1919, led by the Amalgamated Association of Iron and Steel Workers, begins in Pennsylvania before spreading across the United States.
• 1927 – Jack Dempsey loses the "Long Count" boxing match to Gene Tunney.
• 1934 – An explosion takes place at Gresford Colliery in Wales, leading to the deaths of 266 miners and rescuers.
• 1937 – Spanish Civil War: Peña Blanca is taken; the end of the Battle of El Mazuco.
• 1939 – Joint victory parade of Wehrmacht and Red Army in Brest-Litovsk at the end of the Invasion of Poland.
• 1941 – World War II: On Jewish New Year Day, the German SS murder 6,000 Jews in Vinnytsia, Ukraine. Those are the survivors of the previous killings that took place a few days earlier in which about 24,000 Jews were executed.
• 1955 – In the United Kingdom, the television channel ITV goes live for the first time.
• 1957 – In Haiti, François Duvalier is elected president.
• 1960 – The Sudanese Republic is renamed Mali after the withdrawal of Senegal from the Mali Federation.
• 1965 – The Indo-Pakistani War of 1965 (also known as the Second Kashmir War) between India and Pakistan over Kashmir, ends after the UN calls for aceasefire.
• 1970 – The Spanish Inquisition unexpectedly appear on Monty Python's Flying Circus.
• 1975 – Sara Jane Moore tries to assassinate U.S. President Gerald Ford, but is foiled by Oliver Sipple.
• 1979 – The Vela Incident (also known as the South Atlantic Flash) is observed near Bouvet Island, thought to be a nuclear weapons test.
• 1980 – Iraq invades Iran.
• 1991 – The Dead Sea Scrolls are made available to the public for the first time by the Huntington Library.
• 1993 – A barge strikes a railroad bridge near Mobile, Alabama, causing the deadliest train wreck in Amtrak history. Forty-seven passengers are killed.
• 1993 – A Transair Georgian Airlines Tu-154 is shot down by a missile in Sukhumi, Georgia.
• 1995 – An E-3B AWACS crashes outside Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska after multiple bird strikes to two of the four engines soon after takeoff; all 24 on board are killed.
• 1995 – Nagerkovil school bombing, is carried out by the Sri Lanka Air Force in which at least 34 die, most of them ethnic Tamil school children.
• 2013 – At least 75 people are killed in a suicide bombing at a church in Peshawar, Pakistan.