September 22nd History, Trivia and Fun Facts
September 22nd History Highlights
The Emancipation Proclamation
By the President of the United States of America:
Whereas on the 22d day of September, A.D. 1862, a proclamation was issued by the president of the United States, containing, among other things, the following, to wit:
That on the 1st day of January, A.D. 1863, all persons held as slaves within any State or designated part of a State the people whereof shall then be in rebellion against the United States shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free; and the executive government of the United States, including the military and naval authority thereof, will recognize and maintain the freedom of such persons and will do not act or acts to repress such persons, or any of them, in any efforts they may make for their actual freedom.
That the executive will on the 1st day of January aforesaid, by proclamation, designate the States and parts of States, if any, in which the people thereof, respectively, shall then be in rebellion against the United States; and the fact that any State or the people thereof shall on that day be in good faith represented in the Congress of the United States by members chosen thereto at elections wherein a majority of the qualified voters of such States shall have participated shall, in the absence of strong countervailing testimony, be deemed conclusive evidence that such State and the people thereof are not then in rebellion against the United States.
Now, therefore, I, Abraham Lincoln, president of the United States, by virtue of the power in me vested as Commander-in-Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States in time of actual armed rebellion against the authority and government of the United States, and as a fit and necessary war measure for suppressing said rebellion, do, on this 1st day of January, A.D. 1863, and in accordance with my purpose so to do, publicly proclaimed for the full period of one hundred days from the first day above mentioned, order and designate as the States and parts of States wherein the people thereof, respectively, are this day in rebellion against the United States the following, to wit:
Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana (except the parishes of St. Bernard, Plaquemines, Jefferson, St. John, St. Charles, St. James, Ascension, Assumption, Terrebonne, Lafourche, St. Mary, St. Martin, and Orleans, including the city of New Orleans), Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia (except the forty-eight counties designated as West Virginia, and also the counties of Berkeley, Accomac, Northhampton, Elizabeth City, York, Princess Anne, and Norfolk, including the cities of Norfolk and Portsmouth), and which excepted parts are for the present left precisely as if this proclamation were not issued.
And by virtue of the power and for the purpose aforesaid, I do order and declare that all persons held as slaves within said designated States and parts of States are, and henceforward shall be, free; and that the Executive Government of the United States, including the military and naval authorities thereof, will recognize and maintain the freedom of said persons.
And I hereby enjoin upon the people so declared to be free to abstain from all violence, unless in necessary self-defense; and I recommend to them that, in all cases when allowed, they labor faithfully for reasonable wages.
And I further declare and make known that such persons of suitable condition will be received into the armed service of the United States to garrison forts, positions, stations, and other places, and to man vessels of all sorts in said service.
And upon this act, sincerely believed to be an act of justice, warranted by the Constitution upon military necessity, I invoke the considerate judgment of mankind and the gracious favor of Almighty God.
September 22nd is…
Business Women’s Day
Car Free Day
Dear Diary Day
Elephant Appreciation Day
Ice Cream Cone Day
International Day of Radiant Peace
White Chocolate Day
Ice Cream Cone Day
Several culinary historians link the origin of almost every American food to the 1904 St.Louis “World Fair.” However, if there’s a food item that officially has origins rooted in this fair, it’s the ice cream cone. But it’s important to note that food isn’t just created out of an in-the-moment inspiration.
In the 1830s, immigrants brought the old country ice cream recipes via horse-drawn carriages with glass bowls, that were rinsed out and reused by the vendors to the buying public, who licked the ice cream out of the bowls. Sanitation wasn’t a priority back then.
Things improved pretty quickly. By 1900 or so, the Ice Cream Sandwich was prepackaged, and nobody else’s tongue was in your bowl. The modern Ice Cream Cone was introduced at the 1904 World’s Fair. Later, in 1920, a guy named Harry Burnt invented the twin-handled GOOD HUMOR BAR in Ohio. He started with a dozen Good Humor trucks later that year.
But the concept of cones is not as new as the world claims it to be. In fact, people used to eat ice creams from cones even before the advent of waffle cones. The only difference was that those cones weren’t edible. There are photographs from the 19th century that shows a group of people licking the infamous ice cones in glasses.
However, due to sanitary concerns, the bowls most vendors used were not the best idea. This is one potential link between modern-day cones and their origins, but some people also claim that edible cones were first mentioned in Mrs. A.B. Marshall’s Cookery Book first published in 1887.
On the one hand, it seems that the cones were a way to help street vendors deal with sanitation and breakage concerns, and on the other hand, innovators were simply inspired by Mrs. Marshall’s recipes. Due to little evidence and several theories, the definitive origins of ice cream cones aren’t very clear.
Regardless, modern-day waffle cones are a delicious and cost-effective alternative to be served in glasses. Even though the origins aren’t as defined as we would like them to be, waffle cones today are truly a result of multiple trial and error approaches over several decades.
September 22nd Birthday Quotes
“I can control the weather with my moods. I just can’t control my moods.”
“I’ve never tried to learn the art of acting. I have been in the business for years but I still can’t tell what acting is or how it’s done.”
“After all, things are what they are. A message is a message, plates are plates, men are men, and life is life.”
“Even in the most beautiful music, there are some silences, which are there so we can witness the importance of silence. Silence is more important than ever, as life today is full of noise. We speak a lot about environmental pollution but not enough about noise pollution.”
“Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t do something. Make your own victories. Make your own mistakes.”
September 22nd Birthdays
1895 – Paul Muni, Ukrainian-born American actor (died in 1967)
1920 – Eric Baker, English activist, co-founded Amnesty International (died in 1976)
1921 – Will Elder, American illustrator (died in 2008)
1924 – Charles Waterhouse, American painter, sculptor, and illustrator (died in 2013)
1930 – Joni James, American singer
1940 – Anna Karina, Danish-French actress (died in 2019)
1943 – Toni Basil, American singer-songwriter and dancer
1946 – King Sunny Adé, Nigerian singer-songwriter
1956 – Debby Boone, American singer
1957 – Nick Cave, Australian singer-songwriter
1958 – Andrea Bocelli, Italian singer
1958 – Joan Jett, American singer-songwriter
1960 – Scott Baio, American actor
1961 – Catherine Oxenberg, American actress
1970 – Mystikal, American rapper
1985 – Tatiana Maslany, Canadian actress
1987 – Tom Felton, English actor
September 22nd History
1776 – Nathan Hale was hanged by the British as a spy for the colonies during the Revolutionary War. In fairness to the British, this war hero was spying on them.
1789 – The U.S. Post Office was established by congress.
1911 – Pitcher Cy Young beat Pittsburgh 1-0 for his final career victory – number 511.
1920 – A Chicago Grand Jury convened to investigate charges that 8 White Sox players conspired to fix the 1919 World Series. They did.
1938 – Broadway Show – Hellzapoppin (Review) September 22, 1938
1964 – Broadway Show – Fiddler on the Roof (Musical) September 22, 1964
1964 – The Man from U.N.C.L.E. premiered on NBC.
1973 – #1 Hit September 22, 1973 – September 28, 1973: Helen Reddy – Delta Dawn
1982 – Tales of the Gold Monkey premiered on ABC
September 22, 19** Birthday (fictional) Supergirl, Kara Danvers, DC Comics
1984 – #1 Hit September 22, 1984 – September 28, 1984: John Waite – Missing You
1985 – Farm Aid wast first broadcast, on TNN and in syndication
1986 – ALF debuted on NBC
1987 – Full House premiered on ABC
1989 – ABC debuted TGIF (Thank Goodness It’s Friday) from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm, a new programming block for Friday Nights with four shows (Full House, Family Matters, Perfect Strangers, and Just the Ten of Us)
1994 – Friends premiered on NBC
2002 – Oceanic Flight 815 crashed on a mysterious island, beginning the six-season series of LOST.
2004 – Lost premiered on ABC
2009 – The Good Wife premiered on CBS
2011 – CERN scientists announced their discovery of neutrinos breaking the speed of light. There were reasonably sure that the experiment would not cause a black hole that would suck up the entire planet. So far, so good.
Today’s Random Trivia and Shower Thoughts
Dolph Lundgren has a Masters in Chemical Engineering from the University of Sydney.
“Why don’t you come up sometime and see me?” – Lady Lou (Mae West) in She Done Him Wrong, 1933
The man standing behind George Washington and holding the American flag in the famous painting “Washington Crossing the Delaware” is an 18-year-old officer and future president James Monroe.
Spider-Man has a hyphen in his name so that people don’t confuse him with Superman, you know, both with mainly blue and red outfits.
“It’s amazing that the amount of news that happens in the world every day always just exactly fits the newspaper.” – Jerry Seinfeld
The average life span of a modern major league baseball is 7 pitches.
“I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” – Jimmy Dean
A group of Toads is called a Knot or Knab or Nest.
You will never know your greatest misconception.
A baby’s laugh is regarded as one of the happiest sounds in a human’s life, except if you live alone, and it’s late at night, and the laughter is coming from downstairs.
Voltaire gave us the phrase ‘…If this is best of possible worlds…. all is for the best..’ in 1759.
If you’re going to offer constructive criticism to someone, stick to one piece of advice at a time. #advice
The whole point of the Internet was to make people be less dumb and look at what we’ve done with it.
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