On This Day

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

Events in History

  • 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 play "Sisters Rosensweig" premieres in NYC
  • 1993 Russian 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.
  • 2008 Google Play is launched, the official app store for the Android operating system
  • 2009 Microsoft releases Windows 7
  • 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
  • 2018 Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison makes a public apology to victims of child sexual abuse in institutions
  • 2018 Cameroon's President Paul Biya wins seventh term in office, extending his 36 years in office, in election marred by intimidation and low turnout

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2018 Pipe bomb sent to George Soros' New York home address, first Democrat to receive series of pipe bombs in US

Investor and Political Activist George Soros
Investor and Political Activist
George Soros
  • 2019 UK parliament approves Brexit deal to leave the EU but rejects legislation to fast-track it to meet October 31 deadline

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2019 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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2019 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
  • 2019 US drug company Biogen claims to have created 1st drug to slow advance of Alzheimer's disease called aducanumab
  • 2019 Legislation for Northern Ireland legalizing same-sex marriage and abortion comes into effect
  • 2019 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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2019 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
47th Vice President of the United States Joe Biden
47th Vice President of the United States
Joe Biden

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