On This Day in History for October 22

Events in History

  • 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
  • 1707 Scilly Naval Disaster: shipwreck of four Royal navy warships and loss of 1400 men during a storm off the Scilly Isles - will prompt 1714 British Act of Parliament competition to find longitude at sea
  • 1708 Great Alliance occupies Rijsel
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Weddings in History

  • 1945 Argentine military officer and politician Juan Perón (50) weds actress Eva Duarte (26) at a civil ceremony in Junin
  • 1948 American farm labor leader Cesar Chavez (21) weds American labor activist Helen Fabela (20) in Reno, Nevada in civil ceremony, followed later by a church service in California; marriage lasts until his death in 1993
  • 1981 Best-selling author Michael Crichton (39) weds broadcast journalist Suzanne Childs

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