Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/September 22

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This is a list of selected September 22 anniversaries that appears on the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial, or on a day that is or soon will be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only 5–6 events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is not generally posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled September 22, 2018 featured article or the September 22, 2018 featured picture.

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Blurb Reason
September equinox (20:02 UTC, 2017); refimprove
Car-Free Day in Europe and Montréal, Canada; original research, refimprove
Bulgaria (1908) and needs more footnotes
AD 66Emperor Nero established the Roman legion Legio I Italica. one source, no footnotes
904 – The warlord Zhu Quanzhong killed Emperor Zhaozong, the penultimate emperor of Tang dynasty China, after seizing control of the imperial government. two unreferenced sections
1598 – English playwright Ben Jonson killed actor Gabriel Spenser in a duel, for which he was indicted for manslaughter. refimprove section
1692Last people hanged for witchcraft in the United States Already featured on March 1
1776 – Captain Nathan Hale, an American Revolutionary spy from the Continental Army, was hanged by British forces. refimprove section
1792French Revolution: One day after the National Convention voted to abolish the monarchy, the French First Republic came into being. unreferenced section
1869Das Rheingold, the first of four operas in Der Ring des Nibelungen by German composer Richard Wagner, was first performed in Munich. Das Rheingold has refimprove section; Der Ring has multiple issues
1934 – One of Britain's worst mining accidents took place when an explosion at Gresford Colliery in Wales, killed 266 men. refimprove
1955ITV was founded as the first commercial television network in the United Kingdom. refimprove section
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



September 22: OneWebDay; Independence Day in Mali (1960); Day of Baltic Unity in Latvia and Lithuania

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François "Papa Doc" Duvalier

Ouyang Xiu (d. 1072) · Charlotte Cooper (b. 1870) · Ségolène Royal (b. 1953)

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