22 September

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.

: 22 September

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.

: 22 September

Gerald R. Ford, 38me Prsident 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.

: 22 September

Anne d'Autriche, Louis XIII's wife (1601)
Li Zicheng, Emperor of China (1606)
John Home, Scottish poet (1722)
Michael Faraday, English chemist and physicist (1791)
Tự Đức, Emperor of Vietnam (1829)
Ben Chifley, 16th Prime Minister of Australia (1885)
Erich von Stroheim, Austrian actor (1885)
Paul Muni, Polish actor (1895)
Martha Scott, American actress (1912)
Herbert Matar, German physicist (transistor) (1912)
Hans Scholl, Founding member of the White Rose, German resistance movement (1918)
Chen Ning Yang, Chines-American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (1922)
Anna Karina, Danish actress (1940)
David Coverdale, English singer (Deep Purple, Whitesnake) (1951)
Sgolne Royal, French politician (1953)
Andrea Bocelli, Italian tenor (1958)
Scott Baio, American actor (1960)
Catherine Oxenberg, American actress (1961)
Benot Poelvoorde, Belgian actor (1964)
Robert Satcher, American astronaut (1965)
Emmanuel Petit, French footballer (1970)
Franois-Xavier Demaison, French actor and humorist (1973)
Ronaldo Luis Nazrio de Lima (Ronaldo), Brazilian footballer (1976)
Billie Piper, English singer and actress (1982)
Laura Vandervoort, Canadian actress (1984)
Jamie Mackie, Scottish football player (1985)
Faris Haroun, Belgian footballer (1985)
Tom Felton, English actor (1987)
Batrice Martin (Coeur de Pirate), Canadian actress (1989)
Sabine Lisicki, German tennis player (1989)

Ils nous ont quitt un 22 September

Francisco Vsquez de Coronado, Spanish explorer (1554)
Alessandro Allori, Italian painter (1607)
Alain-Fournier, French writer (1914)
Frederick Soddy, English chemist, Nobel Prize Laureate (1956)
Marion Davies, American actress (1961)
Adolfo Lpez Mateos, 48th President of Mexico (1969)
Dorothy Lamour, American actress (1996)
George C. Scott, American actor (1999)
Isaac Stern, Ukrainian violinist (2001)
Marcel Marceau, French mime (2007)
Eddie Fisher, American singer (2010)

: 22 September

Clean patio or balcony tiles


To clean patio or balcony tiles, take a bucket of warm water, add soap and baking soda and clean with a mop. Then rinse with water and a bit of white vinegar.
If the soil is very dirty, it can be cleaned with pure white vinegar.
It is better to avoid using a pressure washer which would remove the enamel of the tiles and deteriorate them irreparably.

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