Daily Almanac: September 22, 2023


RISE: 7:40 a.m.
7:35 p.m.

High/Low Temperatures:

HIGH: 77 °F
59 °F

Today is…

• National Coffee Day
• Veterans of Foreign Wars Day
• Ask a Stupid Question Day

What Happened On This Day:

• 1994 Sinking of MS Estonia. MS Estonia, a passenger and car ferry, sank in the Baltic Sea killing more than 800 passengers. It is considered to be the worst maritime peace-time disaster of the 20th century.
1954 CERN established. The European Organization for Nuclear Research, popularly known as CERN, was established by 12 European governments.
• 1941
Babi Yar massacre. About 33,000 Soviet Jews were killed at the Babi Yar ravine in Kiev by the Nazis in a two-day massacre that started on this day.

Births On This Day:

• 1901 Enrico Fermi

Italian physicist, Nobel Prize laureate
• 1511
Michael Servetus

Spanish theologian, physician, cartographer

Deaths On This Day:

• 2009 Pavel Popovich

Soviet astronaut
• 1997
Roy Lichtenstein

American painter, sculptor