History of 22 September
1903 – Italo Marchiony was granted a patent for the ice cream cone.
1914 – Three British cruisers were sunk by one German submarine in the North Sea. 1,400 British sailors were killed. This event alerted the British to the effectiveness of the submarine.
1927 – In Chicago, IL, Gene Tunney successfully defended his heavyweight boxing title against Jack Dempsey in the famous “long-count” fight.
1949 – The Soviet Union exploded its first atomic bomb successfully.
1955 – Commercial television began in Great Britain. The rules said that only six minutes of ads were allowed each hour and there was no Sunday morning TV permitted.
1961 – U.S. President John F. Kennedy signed a congressional act that established the Peace Corps.
1964 – “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” debuted on NBC-TV.
1966 – The U.S. lunar probe Surveyor 2 crashed into the moon.
1969 – Willie Mays hit his 600th career home run.
1980 – A border conflict between Iran and Iraq developed into a full-scale war.
1986 – U.S. President Ronald Reagan addressed the U.N. General Assembly and voiced a new hope for arms control. He also criticized the Soviet Union for arresting U.S. journalist Nicholas Daniloff.
1988 – Canada’s government apologized for the internment of Japanese-Canadians during World War II. They also promised a compensation.
1990 – Saudi Arabia expelled most of the Yemeni and Jordanian envoys in Riyadh. The Saudi accusations were unspecific.
1991 – An article in the London newspaper “The Mail” revealed that John Cairncross admitted to being the “fifth man” in the Soviet Union’s British spy ring.
1992 – The U.N. General Assembly expelled Yugoslavia for its role in the war between Bosnia and Herzegovina.
1994 – The U.S. upgraded its military control in Haiti.
1998 – The U.S. and Russia signed two agreements. One was to privatize Russia’s nuclear program and the other was to stop plutonium stockpiles and nuclear scientists from leaving the country.
1998 – U.S. President Clinton addressed the United Nations and told world leaders to “end all nuclear tests for all time”. He then sent the long-delayed global test-ban treaty to the U.S. Senate.
1998 – Keely Smith received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
2013 – At least 75 people are killed in a suicide bombing at a Christian church in Peshawar, Pakistan.
Celebrating Birthday Today
- 1981 – Alexei Ramírez, Cuban baseball player
- 1981 – Subaru Shibutani, Japanese singer-songwriter
- 1981 – Ingrid Vetlesen, Norwegian soprano
- 1982 – Domenic Cassisi, Australian footballer
- 1982 – Billie Piper, English actress and singer
- 1982 – Maarten Stekelenburg, Dutch footballer
- 1983 – Kyla, British singer
- 1983 – Glenn Loovens, Dutch professional footballer
- 1983 – Petr Taticek, Czech professional ice hockey
- 1983 – Tommy Thelin, Swedish footballer
- 1984 – Ross Jarman, English drummer, and songwriter
- 1984 – Thiago Silva, Brazilian footballer
- 1985 – Matteo Cavagna, Italian footballer
- 1985 – Faris Haroun, Belgian footballer
- 1985 – Jamie Mackie, Scottish footballer
- 1985 – Tatiana Maslany, Canadian actress
- 1985 – Ibragim Todashev, Russian-American mixed martial artist (d. 2013)
- 1987 – Derick Brassard, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1987 – Stefan Denifl, Austrian cyclist
- 1987 – Tom Felton, English actor
- 1987 – Zdravko Kuzmanovic, Serbian footballer
- 1988 – Nikita Andreyev, Russian footballer
- 1989 – Jon Bass, American actor
- 1989 – Kim Hyo-Yeon, South Korean singer, dancer, and actress (Girls Generation)
- 1989 – Sabine Lisicki, a German tennis player
- 1990 – Denard Robinson, American football player
- 1991 – Kenny Bromwich, New Zealand rugby league player
- 1991 – Joe Wardle, English rugby league player
- 1992 – Philip Hindes, English track cyclist
- 1993 – Yutakayama Ryota, Japanese sumo wrestler
- 1994 – Carlos Correa, Puerto Rican-American baseball player
- 1994 – Park Jin-young, South Korean singer, dancer, and actor
- 1995 – Nayeon, Korean singer (Twice)