Historic Tech Events
In 1961, on September 22nd, President John F. Kennedy established the Peace Corps, a volunteer organization designed to promote world peace and friendship. Thousands of Americans have since joined the Peace Corps and served in countries around the world, working on a range of projects from education to public health to agriculture. The organization has helped to foster cross-cultural understanding and create lasting connections between people from different countries and backgrounds.
On September 22, 1499, a treaty known as the Treaty of Basel was signed between the Old Swiss Confederacy and the House of Habsburg, which brought an end to the Swabian War and years of conflict between the two states. The treaty recognized the independence of the Swiss Confederacy and established a framework for peaceful relations between the two powers.
ITV, the first independent television station in the UK, started broadcasting on September 22, 1955. The BBC had a monopoly on television broadcasting in the UK prior to the establishment of ITV. Due to industry competition brought about by the entry of commercial television, viewers now have a wider variety of programming options. ITV continues to be one of the most watched channels in the UK today, providing news, sports, dramas, and reality shows to the nation's millions of viewers.