è successo un 22 Settembre

1914 : A German submarine sinks three British ships in 1 hour

On September 22, 1914, the German submarine U-9 sank three British cruisers in one hour. 1,400 mariners were killed. The English who had not believed in the effectiveness of submarines, quickly changed their minds. Paradoxically, by sinking American ships to prevent the supply of the Allies the Germans will push the Americans, until now neutral, to declare war and this support will increase significantly.

1975 : Second assassination attempt on President Gerald Ford

On September 22, 1975, two weeks after a first assassination attempt in Sacramento, California, President Gerald Ford escaped a gunshot from a former FBI informant in San Francisco, thanks to a bystander, Oliver Sipple , a former Marine and Vietnam veteran. For the record, the White House had been reluctant to publicly thank Sipple for saving the life of the President because the former Marine was gay.

1980 : Iraq invaded Iran

On September 22, 1980, following the disputes on boundaries and the fear of a Shiite uprising in Iraq, Iraq invaded Iran. The war lasted until 1988. It was a trench warfare, with many uses of chemical weapons, very costly in human lives. The war cost 375,000 victims in Irak and more than 500,000 in Iran. At the end of the war, the situation was exactly what it was before the war and no question was resolved.

1993 : A train derailed in a swamp in Alabama

On September 22, 1993, very early in the morning, a towboat which sailed on the Mobile River in Alabama, with no navigation system and which was driven by an employee who did not know how to use the radar, drove into a bridge rail, low because its purpose was only to make the trains pass through the swamps. The rails were twisted and when a train arrived a few minutes later, it derailed and three locomotives and the first four cars ended up in water. 47 people were killed.

Novità del giorno : 22 Settembre

Independance Day in Bulgaria
September 22 is Independence Day in Bulgaria, which commemorates its independence gained against the Ottoman Empire in 1908.
Independance Day in Mali
September 22 is Independence Day in Mali which celebrates its independence gained against France in 1960.

Citazione del giorno : 22 Settembre

Gerald R. Ford, 38ème Président des Etats Unis
A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have.

Compleanni : 22 Settembre

Anne d'Autriche, Moglie di Luigi XIII (1601)
Li Zicheng, Imperatore della Cina (1606)
John Home, Poeta scozzese (1722)
Michael Faraday, Chimico e fisico inglese (1791)
Tự Đức, Imperatore del Vietnam (1829)
Ben Chifley, 16o Primo Ministro d'Australia (1885)
Erich von Stroheim, Attore australiano (1885)
Paul Muni, Attore polacco (1895)
Martha Scott, Attrice americana (1912)
Herbert Mataré, Fisico tedesco (transistor) (1912)
Hans Scholl, Membro fondatore della Rosa Bianca, movimento di resistenza tedesco (1918)
Chen Ning Yang, Fisico cinese-americano, premio Nobel (1922)
Anna Karina, Attrice danese (1940)
David Coverdale, Cantante inglese (Deep Purple, Whitesnake) (1951)
Ségolène Royal, Politica francese (1953)
Andrea Bocelli, Tenore italiano (1958)
Scott Baio, Attore americano (1960)
Catherine Oxenberg, Attrice americana (1961)
Benoît Poelvoorde, Attore belgo (1964)
Robert Satcher, Astronauta americano (1965)
Emmanuel Petit, Calciatore francese (1970)
François-Xavier Demaison, Attore e umorista francese (1973)
Ronaldo Luis Nazário de Lima (Ronaldo), Calciatore brasiliano (1976)
Billie Piper, Cantante e attrice inglese (1982)
Laura Vandervoort, Attrice canadese (1984)
Jamie Mackie, Calciatore scozzese (1985)
Faris Haroun, Calciatore belgo (1985)
Tom Felton, Attore inglese (1987)
Sabine Lisicki, Tennista tedesca (1989)
Béatrice Martin (Coeur de Pirate), Attrice canadese (1989)

Ci hanno lasciato un 22 Settembre

Francisco Vásquez de Coronado, Esploratore spagnolo (1554)
Alessandro Allori, Pittore italiano (1607)
Alain-Fournier, Scrittore francese (1914)
Frederick Soddy, Chimico inglese, premio Nobel (1956)
Marion Davies, Attrice americana (1961)
Adolfo López Mateos, 48o Presidente del Messico (1969)
Dorothy Lamour, Attrice americana (1996)
George C. Scott, Attore americano (1999)
Isaac Stern, Violinista ucraino (2001)
Marcel Marceau, Mimo francese (2007)
Eddie Fisher, Cantante americano (2010)
Vue mer : crédit photo Aseed