Historical Events on October 22

  • 362 The temple of Apollo at Daphne, outside of Antioch, is destroyed in a mysterious fire.
  • 794 Emperor Kanmu relocates Japanese capital to Heiankyo (now Kyoto).
  • 1335 Ex-emperor Hanazono (95th Emperor of Japan) became a Zen priest
  • 1383 The 1383-85 Crisis in Portugal: A period of civil war and disorder begins after King Fernando dies without a male heir to the Portuguese throne
  • 1575 Foundation of Aguascalientes (one of 32 Federal Entities of Mexico)
  • 1633 Battle of Liaoluo Bay: Dutch East India Company defeated by Chinese Ming naval forces in southern Fujian sea
  • 1708 Great Alliance occupies Rijsel

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1721 Tsar Peter the Great becomes "All-Russian Imperator"

Russian Tsar Peter the Great
Russian Tsar
Peter the Great
  • 1746 Princeton University (NJ) received its charter
  • 1797 Andre-Jacques Garnerin makes 1st parachute descent from a balloon (Paris)
  • 1799 Russia leaves second anti-French Coalition
  • 1812 Duke of Wellington seizes Burgos, Spain
  • 1819 1st ship sails by Erie-channel (Rome-Utica)

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1836 Sam Houston inaugurated as 1st elected President of the Republic of Texas

Texan Revolutionary Sam Houston
Texan Revolutionary
Sam Houston
  • 1844 Millerite Adventists wait for appearance of Jesus
  • 1861 1st telegraph line linking West & East coasts completed
  • 1862 Battle at Old Fort Wayne, Indian Territory
  • 1862 Confederate troops reconquer Cumperland Gap, Tennessee
  • 1866 Paraguay: Battle of Curupaytí against Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay.
  • 1867 Foundation of the National University of Colombia.
  • 1868 Jacques Offenbach's opera "Genevieve de Brabant" premieres in NYC
  • 1875 Sons of American Revolution organizes
  • 1875 First telegraphic connection in Argentina.
  • 1877 The Blantyre mining disaster in Scotland kills 207 miners. Those widows and orphans who were unable to support themselves were evicted by the mine owners and likely sent to the Poor House.
  • 1878 The first rugby match under floodlights takes place in Salford, between Broughton and Swinton.

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1879 Thomas Edison perfects carbonized cotton filament light bulb

Inventor Thomas Edison
Inventor
Thomas Edison
  • 1881 Boston Symphony Orchestra gives its first concert
  • 1883 1st NY Horse Show held (Madison Sq Garden)
  • 1883 Original Metropolitan Opera House (NYC) grand opening (Faust)
  • 1884 General Gordon receives letter of Mahdi
  • 1884 Sporting Life announces that both pennant winners will meet in 3 game series Oct 23-25 at Polo Grounds NYC to determine baseball champion
  • 1884 International Meridian Conference in Washington, D.C. adopts Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) worldwide, creating 24 international time zones with longitude zero at the Greenwich meridian
  • 1885 John Ward & several teammates secretly form Brotherhood of Prof Base Ball Players, 1st baseball union
  • 1895 David Belasco's "Heart of Maryland" premieres in NYC
  • 1895 In Paris an express train overruns a buffer stop and crosses more than 30 metres of concourse before plummeting through a window at Gare Montparnasse.
  • 1897 World's first car dealer opens in London
  • 1899 British troops flee Dundee, Natal South Africa
  • 1904 Russian fleet shoots at British fishing ship
  • 1906 3000 blacks demonstrate & riot in Philadelphia

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1906 Henry Ford becomes President of Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company Founder Henry Ford
Ford Motor Company Founder
Henry Ford
  • 1907 Ringling Brothers Greatest Show on Earth buys Barnum & Bailey circus
  • 1907 Panic of 1907: A run on Knickerbocker Trust Company stock leads to US wide run on banks
  • 1910 Dr. Crippen is convicted at the Old Bailey of poisoning his wife and was subsequently hanged at Pentonville Prison in London.
  • 1913 Explosion at Dawson NM coal mine kills 263 mine workers
  • 1922 Lucerne Street in Bronx named
  • 1922 Parsifal Place laid out in Bronx, named for knight in Wagner's Opera
  • 1924 Toastmasters International is founded

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1926 J. Gordon Whitehead sucker punches magician Harry Houdini in the stomach in Montreal

Magician & Escape Artist Harry Houdini
Magician & Escape Artist
Harry Houdini
  • 1928 China expels all Russian instructors & civil servants
  • 1928 ESL Robinson's "Far-Off Hills" premieres in Dublin

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1928 Herbert Hoover speaks of "American system of rugged individualism"

31st US President Herbert Hoover
31st US President
Herbert Hoover
  • 1928 Phi Sigma Alpha fraternity is founded at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus.
  • 1929 French government of Briand falls
  • 1929 James H Scullin forms Australia government
  • 1930 1st concerto of BBC Symphony Orchestra, under Adrian Boult
  • 1930 Blake & Razaf's "Lew Leslie's Blackbirds of 1930" premieres in NYC
  • 1930 SC Genemuiden soccer team forms
  • 1932 Charles de Broqueville becomes premier of Belgium
  • 1932 George Kaufman & Edna Ferbers "Dinner at 8" premieres in NYC
  • 1933 Primo Carnera beats Paulin in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1934 In East Liverpool, Ohio, notorious bank robber Pretty Boy Floyd is shot and killed by Federal Bureau of Investigation agents.
  • 1935 18th PGA Championship: Johnny Revolta at Twin Hills CC Oklahoma City
  • 1935 Establishment of the rank of Marshal of the Soviet Union.
  • 1936 1st commercial flight from mainland to Hawaii
  • 1938 Chester Carlson demonstrates 1st Xerox copying machine
  • 1939 1st TV NFL game-Eagles vs Dodgers
  • 1941 Maxwell Anderson's "Candle in the Wind" premieres in NYC
  • 1942 1st ships of invasion fleet for Oran (Algeria) leave Scotland
  • 1942 US gens Clark & Lemnitzer & French gen Mast meet secretly in Algeria
  • 1944 Kurita's vice-admiral fleet leaves North-Borneo
  • 1946 2 British ships sink near Albania
  • 1948 Egyptian flagship King Farouk sunk by Israel
  • 1949 200 killed in train derailment near Nowy Dwor Poland
  • 1949 Emile Zatopek runs world record 10,000m (29:21.2)
  • 1950 LA Rams beat Baltimore Colts 70-27
  • 1951 Earthquake hits Formosa, 100 killed
  • 1951 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1953 Laos gains full independence from France
  • 1954 West Germany joins North Atlantic Treaty Organization
  • 1955 WWNY TV channel 7 in Carthage-Watertown, NY (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1956 France intercept Moroccan plane, arrest Ben Bella
  • 1956 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Maralinga Australia
  • 1956 A concrete girder weighing 200 tons kills 48 in Karachi, Pakistan.
  • 1957 Conrad Adenauer re-elected chancellor of West-Germany
  • 1957 KJAC TV channel 4 in Port Arthur-Beaumont, TX (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • 1959 Bob Merrill's musical "Take Me Along" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 448 performances
  • 1961 75,000 Flemings demand equal rights & Flemish language in Belgium
  • 1961 Louise Suggs wins LPGA San Antonio Golf Civitan

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1962 JFK addresses TV about Russian missile bases in Cuba

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • 1962 US President John F Kennedy imposes naval blockade on Cuba, beginning the missile crisis
  • 1962 JFK receives Ugandan premier Milton Obote
  • 1962 Pacific Science Center opens at Seattle Center
  • 1962 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1963 225,000 students boycot Chicago schools in Freedom Day protest
  • 1963 BAC One-Eleven prototype airliner crashes on October 22 in UK with the loss of all on board.
  • 1964 EMI rejects audition by "High Numbers"; they go on to become The Who

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1964 French philosopher/author Jean-Paul Sartre refuses Nobel prize

  • 1964 US performs underground nuclear test at Hattiesburg, Miss
  • 1966 USSR launches Luna 12 for orbit around Moon

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1966 Ice hockey legend Bobby Orr scores his first career goal (vs Montreal Canadiens)

Ice Hockey Legend Bobby Orr
Ice Hockey Legend
Bobby Orr
  • 1967 17th Ryder Cup: US wins 23½-8½ at Champions Golf Club (Houston, Texas, US)
  • 1967 Ian Brayshaw (W Aus v Vic, Perth) takes all 10 cricket wkts
  • 1967 Joe DiMaggio is hired as executive VP of A's by Charlie Finley
  • 1967 Murle Lindstrom wins LPGA Carlsbad Jaycee Golf Open
  • 1967 18th Formula One WDC: Denny Hulme wins by five points
  • 1968 Apollo 7 returns to Earth
  • 1969 KAPN-AM in Santa Barbara CA changes call letters to KDB-AM
  • 1969 Paul McCartney denies rumors of his death
  • 1971 USSR performs nuclear test
  • 1972 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA GAC Golf Classic
  • 1972 Oakland A's 1st championship; beat Reds, 4 games to 3 in World Series
  • 1973 Israeli troops reconquer mountain Hermon
  • 1973 Security Council Resolution 338-cease fire to Yom Kippur War
  • 1974 Yanks trade Bobby Murcer to Giants for Bobby Bonds
  • 1975 "Me & Bessie" opens at Ambassador Theater NYC for 453 performances
  • 1975 Cincinnati Reds beat Boston Red Sox, 4 games to 3 in 72nd World Series
  • 1975 Soviet spacecraft Venera 9 soft-lands on Venus
  • 1975 Turkish diplomat shot to death in Vienna
  • 1975 World Football League disbands after the Week 12 of their second season

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1976 Rick Barry (SF), begins then longest NBA free throw streak of 60

NBA Small Forward Rick Barry
NBA Small Forward
Rick Barry
  • 1976 Red Dye No. 4 is banned by the US Food and Drug Administration after it is discovered that it causes tumors in the bladders of dogs. The dye is still used in Canada.
  • 1977 International Sun-Earth Explorers 1 & 2 launched into Earth orbit
  • 1978 "King of Hearts" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 48 performances
  • 1978 8th NYC Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:32:30
  • 1978 9th NYC Marathon won by Bill Rodgers in 2:12:12
  • 1978 Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Houston Exchange Golf Classic Clubs
  • 1978 Grete Weitz runs female world record marathon (2:32:29.8)
  • 1978 Laugh-in's Judy Carne arrested at Gatwick Airport for drug possession

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1978 Pope John Paul II is inaugurated as Pope

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • 1979 "One Mo' Time" with Vernel Bagners premieres in NYC
  • 1979 Deposed Shah of Iran arrives in NYC for medical treatment
  • 1979 Walt Disney World's 100-millionth guest
  • 1980 4th government of Martens forms in Belgium
  • 1980 New South Korean constitution comes into effect
  • 1981 Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization decertified
  • 1981 Start of 1st-class game at Newcastle, NSW v Queensland
  • 1981 US national debt tops $1 trillion
  • 1981 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1981 The founding congress of the Nepal Workers and Peasants Organisation faction led by Hareram Sharma and D.P. Singh begins.
  • 1981 The TGV railway service Paris-Lyon is inaugurated.
  • 1981 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved aspartame artificial sweetener for tabletop use following years of scrutiny
  • 1982 Gene Mauch resigns as manager of Angels
  • 1983 Two correctional officers are killed by inmates in Marion, Illinois. The incident inspired the Supermax model of prisons.
  • 1984 NFL quarterback Ken Stabler retires

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1984 Paul McCartney releases "Give My Regards to Broad Street" soundtrack

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney
  • 1985 Bret Saberhagen gives KC Royals their 1st win leading to their World Series title

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1986 "Into the Light" opens at Neil Simon Theater NYC for 6 performances

Playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon
Playwright and screenwriter
Neil Simon
  • 1987 "Cabaret" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 262 performances
  • 1987 Nobel prize for literature awarded to Joseph Brodsky

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1988 Elton John sells out Madison Square Garden for a record 26th time

Singer Elton John
Singer
Elton John
  • 1988 Supreme Ct Justice Sandra Day O'Connor OK after breast cancer surgery
  • 1989 Denver Nuggets beat Jugoplastika Split 135-129 in 3rd McDonald Open
  • 1989 Red Khmer occupies Pailin in Cambodia
  • 1991 General Motors announces 9 month loss of $US2.2 billion
  • 1992 Atlanta, becomes 1st US team to win a World Series game out of US
  • 1992 Space Shuttle STS 52 (Columbia 13) launches into space
  • 1992 Wendy Wasserstein's "Sisters Rosensweig" premieres in NYC
  • 1993 Cosmonaut Aleksandr Serebrov makes record 9th space walk
  • 1994 "Philadelphia, Here I Come" closes at Criterion NYC after 52 performances
  • 1994 Statue of Sam Houston unveiled in Texas
  • 1994 Tony Rominger bicycles world record time (53,832 km)
  • 1995 "Swinging On a Star" opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 97 performances
  • 1996 NY Yankee Bernie Williams hits record tying 7th post season HR, as Yanks tie record of 6th straight post season road win (en route to 8)
  • 1997 Cleve Marquis Grissom World Series hitting streak ends after 15 games
  • 1997 Coldest World Series game Marlins vs Cleveland (38°F)

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1997 Larry Flynt sells Hustler in a non-zoned area of Cincinnati

Magazine Publisher Larry Flynt
Magazine Publisher
Larry Flynt
  • 1997 Yahoo completes purchase of Four11
  • 1997 NY Ranger Wayne Gretsky wife Janet is knocked unconcious & gets 2 stitches while watching the game as a plexiglass falls on her
  • 1997 2nd longest 9 inning World Series game (4:12) as Marlins & Indians were tied 7-7 going into the 9th, Mariners win 14-11
  • 1997 Compaq testifies Microsoft threaten to break Windows 95 agreement if they showcased a Netscape icon
  • 1999 Maurice Papon, an official in the Vichy France government during World War II, is jailed for crimes against humanity.

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1999 NHL goaltender Grant Fuhr wins his 400th career game (vs Florida Panthers)

NHL Goalie Grant Fuhr
NHL Goalie
Grant Fuhr

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2000 51st Formula One WDC: Michael Schumacher wins by 19 points

Formula 1 Racing Driver Michael Schumacher
Formula 1 Racing Driver
Michael Schumacher
  • 2001 MLB American League Championship: New York Yankees beat Seattle Mariners, 4 games to 1
  • 2005 Tropical Storm Alpha forms in the Atlantic Basin, making the 2005 Atlantic Hurricane Season the most active Atlantic hurricane season on record with 22 named storms.
  • 2006 A Panama Canal expansion proposal is approved by 77.8% of voters in a National referendum held in Panama.
  • 2006 57th Formula One WDC: Fernando Alonso wins by 13 points
  • 2008 India launches its first unmanned lunar mission Chandrayaan-1.
  • 2010 MLB American League Championship: Texas Rangers beat New York Yankees, 4 games to 2
  • 2010 57th National Film Awards (India): "Kutty Srank" wins the Golden Lotus
  • 2012 6 Italian scientists are convicted of manslaughter for their failure to predict the 2009 L'Aquila earthquake
  • 2012 Hurricane Sandy forms in the Western Caribbean Sea
  • 2012 MLB National League Championship: San Francisco Giants beat St. Louis Cardinals, 4 games to 3
  • 2013 37 Boko Harem Islamist militants are killed by air and ground strikes in Nigeria
  • 2013 22 security force personal are killed in attacks on military checkpoints in Anbar Province, Iraq

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2013 "Thor: The Dark World", directed by Alan Taylor, starring Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman, premieres in London

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