October 1922 in History

Events in History

  • Oct 1 Rogers Hornsby's 3-for-5 ups avg to .401
  • Oct 3 1st facsimile photo send over city telephone lines, Washington, D.C.
  • Oct 3 Rebecca Felton of Georgia becomes 1st woman in Senate
  • Oct 4 Protocol of Genevia signed: Austria gains independence
  • Oct 6 Schwebla replaces Benes government in Czechoslavakia
  • Oct 6 The great powers of the first world war withdraw from Istanbul
  • Oct 7 Oud-burgem of Rotterdam Zimmerman becomes High Comm's of Austria
  • Oct 11 First woman FBI "special investigator" appointed (Alaska Davidson)
  • Oct 11 Turkey & Greece sign cease fire
  • Oct 14 1st Thom McAn shoe store opens on Third Avenue NYC
  • Oct 14 1st automated telephones-Pennsylvania exchange in NYC
  • Oct 17 Scottish worker begins hunger march from Glasgow on London
  • Oct 20 Kennelworth in Bronx renamed Dwight Place
  • Oct 22 Lucerne Street in Bronx named
  • Oct 23 Channing Pollock's "Fool" premieres in NYC
  • Oct 23 Conservative Andrew Bonar Law forms government in United Kingdom
  • Oct 24 German parliament mandates Ebert president until July 1925
  • Oct 24 Irish Parliament adopts a constitution for an Irish Free State

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 26 Italian government resigns under pressure from fascists & Benito Mussolini

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • Oct 27 1st commemoration of Navy Day (USA)
  • Oct 27 Dutch 2nd Chamber votes for child labor laws
  • Oct 27 In Italy, Liberal Luigi Facta resigns in the face of threats from Mussolini that 'either the Government will be given to us or we will seize it by marching on Rome'
  • Oct 28 First US coast-to-coast radio broadcast of a football game
  • Oct 28 Benito Mussolini takes control of Italy's government
  • Oct 30 Benito Mussolini forms government in Italy
  • Oct 31 Benito Mussolini (Il Duce) becomes premier of Italy
  • Oct 31 Karel & Josef Capék's "World We Live In" premieres in NYC

Birthdays in History

  • Oct 2 Thomas T Nkobi, South African ANC-leader (Alexandra-bus boycott 1957)
  • Oct 2 Wolfhart U Pannenberg, German theologist (Gingham Girl)
  • Oct 4 Malcolm Baldrige, Conn, US Secretary of Commerce (1981-87)
  • Oct 4 Shin Kyuk-Ho, Japanese businessman
  • Oct 5 Bil Keane, American cartoonist
  • Oct 7 Reina Prinsen Geerligs, [Leentje Vandendriesch], Dutch antifascist
  • Oct 8 Douglas Gray, archivist
  • Oct 10 Boeli [Willem C] van Leeuwen, Antillian writer (Vreemdeling Op Aarde)
  • Oct 15 Agustina Bessa-Luís, Portuguese writer
  • Oct 17 Louis Benjamin, showman
  • Oct 18 Little Orphan Annie, comic strip character
  • Oct 18 Richard Stankiewicz, US sculptor (1974 Akston Award, 1966 Brandeis)
  • Oct 19 Jack Anderson, journalist (Wash Post), born in Long Beach, California
  • Oct 21 Liliane de Bettencourt, heir to L'Oreal
  • Oct 22 John H Chafee, (Sen-R-Rhode Island, 1976- )
  • Oct 22 John Weidner, war hero, born in Brussels, Belgium
  • Oct 23 Stuart Sloan, war hero/test pilot
  • Oct 27 Carlos Andres Perez, president of Venezuela (1974-79/89-94)
  • Oct 28 Simon Muzenda, Zimbabwe politician (d. 2003)
  • Oct 29 Neil Blaney, politician

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 31 Norodom Sihanouk, King of Cambodia (1941-55 and 1993-2004), head of state, independence campaigner and film producer, born in Phnom Penh, Cambodia (d. 2012)

King of Cambodia Norodom Sihanouk
King of Cambodia
Norodom Sihanouk

Deaths in History

  • Oct 12 Daisy M C Baers, Flemish philosophy/theory, dies at 33
  • Oct 24 George Cadbury, British chocolate and cocoa manufacturer (b. 1839)
  • Oct 28 Hugo Verriest, Flemish writer/poet (Flemish Motion), dies