On this day
Robert Walpole moved into his new home!
In 1735, Robert Walpole became the first British Prime Minister (although, at the time, he was known as the First Lord of the Treasury) to move into 10 Downing Street! To this day, the iconic address remains the home of the acting Prime Minister in the country.
The French First Republic was formed.
In 1792, the French First Republic was formed by the National Convention. Following the French Revolution, the National Convention removed all power from the French king and formed the Republic.
Abraham Lincoln threatened the south!
In 1862, the President of the United States of America, Abraham Lincoln, issued the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation. The proclamation threatened to free all the enslaved people in the rebel southern states should those states fail to rejoin the Union by January 1st, 1863!
Rudolf Virchow made his opinion on Darwin very clear.
In 1877, Rudolf Virchow delivered an anti-Darwinian speech to the Congress of German Naturalists and Physicians in Munich. During his speech, he spoke against the teaching of the theory of evolution in schools specifically. It’s a debate that rages on to this day, even in the US, with many people following religion believing evolution has no place in school curricula.
Special Days Falling on September 22ndEvery September 22nd, important celebrations take place around the world! Here are some of the biggest events taking place today.
World Rhino Day
Every September 22nd, people around the world celebrate World Rhino Day! These majestic creatures are some of the most unique animals we have on this planet! However, due to poaching, they are endangered. So, it is important we all take the time today to research what we can do to protect these animals and their homes.
World Car-Free Day
Is there any chance you could walk to work or school today? As important and crucial as cars have become in this modern world, we all tend to lean on them a bit too much. Today, try to use your bicycle, public transport, or even walking to your destinations! It’ll make you feel great, and it will do a world of good for the planet! Remember, even one small gesture can make a huge difference.
Every September 22nd is important for all hobbits, elves, and wizards alike – or, at least, those who enjoy the works of J.R.R. Tolkien! The best way to spend the day is honoring J.R.R Tolkien’s cast of incredible characters, either by reading books, watching films, or even visiting Hobbiton, a real place!