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THIS DAY IN HISTORY - SEPTEMBER 22nd

Aldous Huxley, Quote

“At least two thirds of our miseries spring from human stupidity, human malice and those great motivators and justifiers of malice and stupidity, idealism, dogmatism and proselytizing zeal on behalf of religious or political idols.”

~ Aldous Huxley

Wikiquote (Aldous Huxley (Aldous Leonard Huxley (July 26, 1894 – November 22, 1963) was an English writer and one of the most prominent members of the famous Huxley family. Best known for his novels including Brave New World and a wide-ranging output of essays, Huxley also edited the magazine Oxford Poetry, and published short stories, poetry, travel writing, film stories and scripts. Huxley spent the later part of his life in the United States, living in Los Angeles from 1937 until his death..)

This Day in History

September 22nd, 1499

Treaty of Basel: Switzerland becomes an independent state

Treaty of Basel: Switzerland becomes an independent state.

Wikipedia  Photo: Pastoral beauty of the Swiss Alps invites visitors to explore its fields and crag, by James P. Blairs / Bohemian Switzerland National Park is part of a larger geological formation known as the Elbe Sandstones, by Alexander Borais


September 22nd, 1692

Salem witch trials: Last people hanged for witchcraft in Britain's North American colonies

Salem witch trials: Last people hanged for witchcraft in Britain's North American colonies.

Wikipedia  Painting: "Examination of a Witch" in Salem; Salem Witchcraft Trials 1692


September 22nd, 1896

Queen Victoria surpasses her grandfather King George III as the longest reigning monarch in British history

Queen Victoria surpasses her grandfather King George III as the longest reigning monarch in British history.

Wikipedia  Painting: Queen Victoria's family in 1846 left to right: Prince Alfred and the Prince of Wales; the Queen and Prince Albert; Princesses Alice, Helena and Victoria, by Franz Xaver Winterhalter


September 22nd, 1927

Jack Dempsey loses the 'Long Count' boxing match to Gene Tunney

"Jack Dempsey" loses the "Long Count" boxing match to Gene Tunney.

Wikipedia  Photo: Jack Dempsey / Gene Tunney wearing his evening best. Library of Congress.


September 22nd, 1941

World War II, The Holocaust

World War II: Holocaust;
1941 - Jewish New Year Day, the Nazi SS murder 6,000 Jews in Vinnytsya, Ukraine. (Those are the survivors of the previous killings that took place a few days earlier in which about 24,000 Jews were executed.)

Wikipedia  Photo: World War II, The Holocaust. Sources: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum USHMM, History 1900s, Internet Masters of Education Technology IMET, Techno Friends, Veterans Today, Concern.


September 22nd, 1980

Iran–Iraq_War: (also known as the First Persian Gulf War and by various other names) was an armed conflict between the armed forces of Iraq and Iran, lasting from September 1980 to August 1988, making it the longest conventional war of the 20th century

Iran–Iraq War: Iraq invades Iran.

Wikipedia  Photo: Iran–Iraq War (also known as the First Persian Gulf War and by various other names) was an armed conflict between the armed forces of Iraq and Iran, lasting from September 1980 to August 1988, making it the longest conventional war of the 20th century.


September 22nd, 1991

Dead Sea Scrolls are made available to the public for the first time by the Huntington Library

Dead Sea Scrolls are made available to the public for the first time by the Huntington Library.

Wikipedia  Photo: Qumran cave 4, in which ninety percent of the scrolls were found / Dead Sea Scrolls


September 22nd, 1993

Airliners Crash: ● Pan AM 747 ● U.S. Airways flight 1549 also known as the 'Miracle on the Hudson' navigates an exit ramp near Burlington, New Jersey, June 5, 2011 ● Passengers stand on the wings of a U.S. Airways plane as a ferry pulls up to it after it landed in the Hudson River in New York, Reuters ● US Airways plane crashes into New York Hudson River, Photo: AP

Aviation accidents and incidents:
1993 - Transair Georgian Airlines Tu-154 is shot down by a missile in Sukhumi, Georgia.

Wikipedia  Photo: ● Pan AM 747 ● U.S. Airways flight 1549 also known as the "Miracle on the Hudson" navigates an exit ramp near Burlington, New Jersey, June 5, 2011 ● Passengers stand on the wings of a U.S. Airways plane as a ferry pulls up to it after it landed in the Hudson River in New York, Reuters ● US Airways plane crashes into New York Hudson River, Photo: AP


September 22nd, 2011

CERN scientists announce their discovery of neutrinos breaking the speed of light

CERN scientists announce their discovery of neutrinos breaking the speed of light.

Wikipedia  Photo: Hadron Collider, Boston Globe.


September 22nd, 2013

List of modern conflicts in the Middle East

Modern conflicts in the Middle East, social unrest and terrorist attacks:
2013 - Peshawar church attack; At least 75 people are killed in a suicide bombing at a church in Peshawar, Pakistan.

Wikipedia  Photo: Middle East satellite image, NASA. ● Camels are seen early morning on a beach in the Marina area of Dubai October 16, 2008. (Steve Crisp, Reuters) ● A portrait of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad burns during clashes between rebels and Syrian troops in Selehattin, near Aleppo, on July 23, 2012. (Bulent Kilic, AFP / GettyImages) ● Egyptians gather in their thousands in Tahrir Square to mark the one year anniversary of the revolution on Jan. 25, 2012 in Cairo Egypt. Tens of thousands have gathered in the square on the first anniversary of the Arab uprising which toppled President Hosni Mubarak. (Jeff J Mitchell, Getty Images) ● Black smoke rises above the Tehran skyline as supporters of Mir Hossein Mousavi burn tires and other material in the streets as they fight running battles with police to protest the declared results of the Iranian presidential election in Tehran, Iran, Saturday, June 13, 2009. (Ben Curtis, AP) ● The Iron Dome defense system fires to interecpt incoming missiles from Gaza in the port town of Ashdod, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012. (Tsafrir Abayov, AP)