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September 22nd ushers in a medley of celebrations and observances. From sweet treats and beloved animals to literary milestones, this date invites us to appreciate the diverse joys of life.

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Interesting Facts of September 22nd

  1. 1. President Abraham Lincoln issued the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation on September 22, 1862, which declared that as of January 1, 1863, all slaves in the rebelling states would be free.
  2. 2. September 22 is considered to be the equinox in many parts of the world, marking the start of fall in the Northern Hemisphere and the beginning of spring in the Southern Hemisphere. On this day, day and night are approximately equal in length.
  3. 3. The Iraq-Iran War began on September 22, 1980 when Iraqi forces invaded Iran, starting a conflict that would last for 8 years, becoming one of the 20th century’s longest conventional wars.
  4. 4. In 2004, the television series "Lost," created by J.J. Abrams, Damon Lindelof, and Jeffrey Lieber, premiered on ABC. The show would go on to become a cultural phenomenon over its six-season run.
  5. 5. The television series "Friends," one of the most popular and enduring sitcoms, premiered on NBC on September 22nd, 1994.