On This Day in History for October 22 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 131 of 131

  • 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.
  • 1987 Nobel prize for literature awarded to Joseph Brodsky
  • 1988 Supreme Ct Justice Sandra Day O'Connor OK after breast cancer surgery
  • 1989 Red Khmer occupies Pailin in Cambodia
  • 1991 General Motors announces 9 month loss of $US2.2 billion
  • 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

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1994 Statue of Sam Houston unveiled in Texas

Texan Revolutionary Sam Houston
Texan Revolutionary
Sam Houston

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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 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.
  • 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 Panama Canal expansion proposal is approved by 77.8% of voters in a National referendum held in Panama
  • 2008 India launches its first unmanned lunar mission Chandrayaan-1.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 2016 AT&T buy Time Warner for $85.4 billion

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