September 22

This Day in History


Michael Faraday Born, Will Soon Change the World

On this day in 1791, Michael Faraday, who established the field theory of electromagnetism and laid the foundation of modern physics, was born. An English bookbinder and blacksmith’s son, Faraday … (more...)


Iran-Iraq War

Long-standing border disputes and political turmoil in Iran prompt Iraqi President Saddam Hussein to launch an invasion of Iran's oil-producing province of Khuzestan. After initial advances, the Iraqi … (more...)


The Dead Sea Scrolls Are First Made Public

On this day in 1991, California’s Huntington Library released microfilm of the Dead Sea Scrolls, providing independent researchers with access to a cache of immensely important ancient manuscripts … (more...)