The reason? On September 22, 1776, American patriot Nathan Hale was hanged for spying on British troops. Charlie Pace sports a tattoo in Elvish and sometimes wears a t-shirt featuring the White Tree of Gondor, but that is because Dominic Monaghan acted as Merry Brandybuck in the LOTR movies. September 22 is also the date, in 2004, when Oceanic 815 crashed into waters unknown, in the pilot of the series LOST. September 22, 2004 is the date when Oceanic Flight 815 left Sydney Australia bound for Los Angeles, CA; September 22 is the autumnal equinox, the date when night and day are nearly of the same length and the sun crosses the celestial equator (i.e., declination 0) moving southward (in the … American Life Histories: Manuscripts from the Federal Writers’ Project, 1936 to 1940. There were a few television promos that featured Gandalf’s quote, “not all who wander are lost.” This tease had me on the lookout for Tolkien Easter eggs, to no avail. A plane crash maroons the LOST characters on an uncharted island, desperate to make the best of it. Manuscript Division. Jack refuses to embrace faith (or fate) and just wants off the Island. Frodo sails into the West with the Elves. As he was led to the gallows, Hale’s famous last words—inspired by a line from Joseph Addison’s popular play, Cato, reportedly were—”I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.” Hale allegedly spoke these words to British Captain John Montresor, chief engineer of His Majesty’s Forces in North America and aide-de-camp to British General William Howe, while the preparations for his hanging were underway. September 22, 2014 10:30 AM EDT ... was among the seven women and one man hanged as witches on this day, Sept. 22, in 1692. Rare Book & Special Collections Division. The extent of the Proclamation’s practical effect has been debated, as it was legally binding only in territory not under Union control. The show first aired in the U.S. on September 22, 2004. Yet, each perseveres and ultimately saves the world: Middle-Earth in the case of Frodo, and our planet (not just the Island) in Jack’s. On September 22, 1776, American patriot Nathan Hale was hanged for spying on British troops. A.L. Xenia, Ohio: The Aldine Printing House, 1888. John Wesley Dobbs, interviewee; Geneva Tonsill, interviewer; Atlanta, Georgia, December 2, 1939. In the short term, it amounted to no more than a statement of policy for the federal army as it moved into Southern territory. Never in all the march of time,Dawned on this land a more sublimeA grand event than that for whichTo-day the lowly and the rich,Doth humbly bow and meekly sendTheir orisons to God, their Friend. ... To make a long story short, we got quite lost until we realized we could take a concession road across country that would take us to Dundalk, where we got back on the #10 as originally planned. This event, combined with the determination on the part of African Americans to flee across Union lines as the federal army advanced into Southern territory, framed the Civil War as a struggle for freedom and against slavery. Each tale revolves around a group of disparate characters brought together by circumstance. Around the time of the autumnal equinox in late September, when the day and night are exactly equal, the days grow shorter by about three minutes per day. 1935 Boston Braves lose NL record 110th game of year en route to 115; 1937 Forest fire kills 14 and injures 50 in Cody, Wyoming; 1937 Spanish Civil War: Peña Blanca is taken; the end of the Battle of El Mazuco. September 22 is also the date, in 2004, when Oceanic 815 crashed into waters unknown, in the pilot of the series LOST. DeMond in the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, Montgomery, Alabama, Jan. 1, 1900. In more practical terms, the issuance of the Emancipation Proclamation prevented European nations from intervening in the war on behalf of the Confederacy and enabled the Union to enlist nearly 180,000 African American soldiers to fight between January 1, 1863 and the conclusion of the war. ‘Give us our eleven days!’ The English calendar riots of 1752. See also: The Pre-Crash and Post-Crash timelines for events before, on, and after September 22, 2004 in the Lost chronology. (CNN) For 18 months, … We celebrate four days in a large grove just out side of Nicodemus, and Negroes come from all over the state. [Mrs. Ella Boney]. It is frequently the day of the autumnal equinox in the Northern Hemisphere and the day of the vernal equinox in the Southern Hemisphere, though sometimes this falls on September 21 or September 23 instead. Still, it is on the twenty-second when he acquires the Ring and that is what kicks off the action. Manuscript Division, From African American Perspectives: Materials Selected from the Rare Book Collection come speeches and sermons, including an oration delivered by Reverend A.L. Eerie. September 22 is the 265th day of the year (266th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar.100 days remain until the end of the year. Montgomery, Ala.: Alabama Printing Company, 1900. There are about twelve barbecue pits dug and they are going all day barbecuing chickens, turkeys, ducks, pigs, sides of beef, etc. In a circular twist, Peter Jackson opens and ends The Hobbit movie trilogy on this day. It is said that his cousin, Samuel Hale, a Loyalist British sympathizer under Howe’s command, betrayed him. Likewise, on LOST, the guardian Jacob is always shown in white or light-colored clothing (well, when he is on the Island). The Seat of Action, between British and American Forces…, “Nathan Hale Revisited: A Tory’s Account of the Arrest of the First American Spy”, A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation: U.S. Congressional Documents and Debates, 1774-1785, Documents from the Continental Congress and the Constitutional Convention, 1774 to 1789. Carpenter; engraved by A.H. Ritchie, The Centennial Jubilee of Freedom at Columbus, Ohio, Saturday, September 22, 1888. –Jane’s Fame: How Jane Austen Conquered the World, Burned Through The Fireman Thanks to the #Firemanalong, SPQR by Mary Beard—a “House of Cards” Look at Roman History. There are many other parallels. Eerie. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your account. “Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort.”, He writes in The Hobbit and goes on to describe a cosy dwelling with polished brass, paneled walls, tiled floors, comfortable chairs, and lots of coat hooks as “the hobbit was fond of visitors.”, In the end, it may be that the choice of September 22 for the crash of Oceanic 815 was a merely a coincidence of the network programming schedule. Disguised as a schoolmaster seeking work, Nathan Hale set out on about September 10, 1776. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Preliminary Draft of Emancipation Proclamation, Abraham Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress, American Life Histories: Manuscripts from the Federal Writers’ Project, 1936 to 1940, African American Perspectives: Materials Selected from the Rare Book Collection, The Negro Element in American Life: An Oration, The Negro Element in American Life: An Oration,”, The Alfred Whital Stern Collection of Lincolniana, American Treasures of the Library of Congress, first and final draft of the Emancipation Proclamation. Throughout the intervening years, the public has commemorated the Emancipation Proclamation with marches and celebrations. On September 22, 2001, Greek Orthodox Archbishop Demetrios of America led a prayer service on the grounds of the destroyed St. Nicholas Church at Ground Zero in memory of the thousands of people who lost their lives in the World Trade Center attacks 11 days earlier. African American Perspectives: Materials Selected from the Rare Book Collection.