On This Day

What Happened on October 22, 2019

Historical Events

  • Chilean president Sebastián Piñera agrees to meet opposition leaders after 15 people killed in growing nationwide protests over living costs and inequality

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Japanese Emperor Naruhito alongside Empress Masako formally declares his ascension to the throne of the world's oldest monarchy

Emperor of Japan Naruhito
Emperor of Japan
Naruhito
  • Legislation for Northern Ireland legalizing same-sex marriage and abortion comes into effect

AgreementAgreement of Interest

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan agree deal to jointly control former Kurdish territory in Northern Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin
Russian President
Vladimir Putin
President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
President of Turkey
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

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Top US diplomat in Ukraine, Bill Taylor, testifies President Donald Trump tied aid to Ukraine to demands the country open an investigation into the Biden family

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
46th US President, Vice President and Senator Joe Biden
46th US President, Vice President and Senator
Joe Biden
  • UK parliament approves Brexit deal to leave the EU but rejects legislation to fast-track it to meet October 31 deadline
  • US drug company Biogen claims to have created 1st drug to slow advance of Alzheimer's disease called aducanumab

Famous Deaths

  • Hans Zender, German composer and conductor (Stephen Climax; Chief Joseph), dies at 82
  • Raymond Leppard, British-American harpsichordist and conductor (Indianapolis Symphony, 1987-2001), dies at 93
2019 Highlights

About October 22, 2019

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 1 year and 8 months
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Libra