2136 BC Chinese make 1st
record of a solar eclipse
4004 BC Universe created at 8:00 PM, according to James Ussher
202 BC - Hannibal Barca, leader of the Carthaginians, is defeated by the Roman legions under Scipio Africanus in the Battle of Zama.
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).
1383 The 1383-1385 Crisis in Portugal : A period of civil war and disorder began when King Fernando died without a male heir to the Portuguese throne.
1575 Foundation of Aguascalientes.
1633 Ming dynasty fight with Dutch East India Company that Battle of southern Fujian sea (1633), Ming dynasty won great victory.
1746 Princeton University received its charter
1784 Russia founds a colony on Kodiak Island, Alaska.
1797 Frenchman Andre-Jacques Garnerin makes the world's first parachute jump - launching himself from a balloon over the Parc Monceau in Paris
1836 Sam Houston inaugurated as 1st elected president of Republic of Texas
1844 The Great Anticipation: Millerites, followers of William Miller, anticipated the end of the world in conjunction with the Second Advent of Christ. The following day became known as the Great Disappointment.
1862 A rebellion by Greek troops garrisoned in Athens forces King Otto I to resign
1875 Sons of the American Revolution formed
1877 The Blantyre mining disaster in Scotland kills 207 miners. Those widows and orphans who were unable to support themselves were evicted by the mine owners and likely sent to the Poor House.
1878 The first rugby match under floodlights takes place in Salford, between Broughton and Swinton.
1883 The opening of the Metropolitan Opera House in New York with a performance of Charles Gounod's 'Faust'
1895 In Paris an express train overruns a buffer stop and crosses more than 30 metres of concourse before plummeting through a window at Gare Montparnasse.
1906 In US, Philadelpia 3000 blacks demonstrate and riot
1907 Panic of 1907: A run on Knickerbocker Trust Company stock sets events in motion that will lead to a depression.
1909 Elise Deroche (who uses the self-created title of Baronne de la Roche) becomes the first woman pilot to fly 'solo'
1910 American-born Doctor Hawley Crippen is convicted at the Old Bailey Central Criminal Court in London of poisoning his wife Cora. Crippen is hanged on November 23rd at Pentonville prison
1924 Toastmasters International is founded.
1926 J. Gordon Whitehead sucker punches magician Harry Houdini in the stomach in Montreal.
1928 President Hoover speaks of "American system of rugged individualism"
1934 In East Liverpool, Ohio, notorious bank robber Pretty Boy Floyd is shot and killed by Federal Bureau of Investigation agents.
1937 The Duke and Duchess of Windsor arrive in Berlin to meet German leader Adolf Hitler, study housing conditions and hear a concert
1938 1st Xerox copy made
1941 French hero of the resistance Guy Môquet is executed by the Germans, along with 29 other hostages as a retaliation for a killed German officer.
1943 RAF conducts an air raid on the city of 236,000 people, killing 10,000, rendering 150,000 homeless. Second firestorm raid in Germany
1944 Battle of Aachen : The city of Aachen falls to American forces after three weeks of fighting, making it the first German city to fall to the Allies.
1946 Forty-four British sailors die when two British warships hit mines off the coast of Albania.
1949 200 killed in train derailment near Nowy Dwor, Poland
1952 In Kenya, British troops arrest the leader of the 'Mau Mau' rebels, Jomo Kenyatta
1953 Laos gains full independence from France
1954 West Germany joins North Atlantic Treaty Organization
1956 A concrete girder weighing 200 tons kills 48 in Karachi, Pakistan.
1957 Vietnam War: First United States casualties in Vietnam.
1960 Independence of Mali from France.
1962 Cuban Missile Crisis : US President John F. Kennedy, after internal counsel from Dwight D. Eisenhower, announces that American spy planes have discovered Soviet nuclear weapons in Cuba, and that he has ordered a naval "quarantine" of the island nation.
1963 BAC One-Eleven prototype airliner crashes in the UK with the loss of all on board.
1963 225,000 students boycott Chicago schools in Freedom Day protest
1964 Jean-Paul Sartre is awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, but turns down the honour.
1964 In Canada a Multi-Party Parliamentary Committee selects the design which becomes the new official Flag of Canada.
1966 The Supremes become the first all-female music group to attain a No. 1 selling album (The Supremes A' Go-Go).
1966 USSR launches Luna 12 for orbit around Moon
1966 KGB masterspy George Blake escapes from Wormwood Scrubs in London where he was serving a 40 year sentence for spying against the British Government
1968 Apollo 7 returns to Earth
1970 Tunku Abdul Rahman resign from Prime Minister of Malaysia.
1972 In Saigon, Henry Kissinger and South Vietnamese President Nguyen Van Thieu meet to discuss a proposed cease-fire that had been worked out between Americans and North Vietnamese in Paris. Thieu rejects the proposal and accused the United States of conspiring to undermine his regime
1973 Security Council Resolution 338 : cease fire to the Yom Kippur War
1975 Soviet spacecraft Venera 9 soft-lands on Venus
1976 Red Dye No. 4 is banned by the US Food and Drug Administration after it is discovered that it causes tumors in the bladders of dogs. The dye is still used in Canada.
1977 International Sun-Earth Explorers 1 and 2 launched into Earth orbit
1978 Laugh-in's Judy Carne arrested at Gatwick Airport for drug possession
1979 Deposed Shah of Iran arrives in NY for medical treatment
1979 Walt Disney World's 100-millionth guest
1980 New South Korean constitution comes into effect
1981 The TGV railway service Paris-Lyon is inaugurated.
1983 Two correctional officers are killed by inmates in Marion, Illinois. The incident inspired the Supermax model of prisons.
1987 The First Volume of the Gutenberg Bible is sold in New York for £3.26 million making it the most expensive printed book to be sold at auction
1991 General Motors announces 9 month loss of $2.2 billion
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 A Panama Canal expansion proposal is approved by 77.8% of voters in a National referendum held in Panama.
October 22nd 2005
Mexico reels under force of Wilma
UK calls for wild bird import ban
Hariri killers 'must face court'
October 22nd 2006
US 'arrogant and stupid' in Iraq
Troops massing around Somali town
Panama voting on expanded canal
October 22nd 2007
Rebels attack Sri Lanka air base
US sailors shot dead in Bahrain
Man killed in Palestinian clashes
October 22nd 2008
Recession fears drag shares lower
India launches first Moon mission
Air strike kills 9 Afghan soldiers
October 22nd 2009
Shelling 'kills Somali civilians'
Ethiopia asks for urgent food aid
Thousands leave Sri Lankan camp
Birthdates which occurred on October 22nd:
1811 Franz Liszt Raiding,
Hungary, romantic composer/virtuoso pianist
1845 Sarah Bernhardt France, silent film actress (Camille, Queen Elizabeth)
1870 Ivan Bunin Russia, poet/novelist (Gentleman from SF-Nobel 1933)
1880 Joe Carr Ohio, NFL hall of famer/NFL president (1921-39)
1885 Giovanni Martinelli Montagnana Italy, opera singer (NY Met)
1887 John Reed journalist who reported on Mexican, Russian revolutions
1896 Charles Glenn King biochemist (discovered vitamin C)
1898 Damaso Alonso Spanish poet (Hijos de la ira)
19-- Barrie Youngfellow Cleve Ohio, actress (Jan-It's a Living)
19-- Bobby Blotzner rock drummer (Ratt-Round & Round)
19-- Judith Blazer actress (As the World Turns)
1905 Constance Bennett actress (Easiest Way, Ladies in Love)
1905 Karl Jansky discovered cosmic radio emissions in 1932
1906 Sidney Kingsley author (Darkness at Noon)
1907 Jimmie Foxx baseball HR hitter (Detroit Tigers)
1915 Harry Hickox Big Springs Tx, (Herb-Please Don't Eat the Daisies)
1916 Sid Miller Shenandoah Pa, actor (Donald O'Connor Texaco Show)
1917 Joan Fontaine Tokyo Japan, actress (Gunga Din, Ivanhoe, Rebecca)
1919 Doris Lessing novelist (Golden Notebook)
1920 Mitzi Green NYC, actress (Little Orphan Annie, So This is Hollywood)
1920 Timothy Leary Harvard prof, LSD taker
1922 John Chafee (Sen-R-RI)
1923 Pete Pihos NFL end (Phil Eagles)
1925 Robert Rauschenberg US, painter (Gloria)
1929 Dory Previn pop singer (Love Be My Cover)
1933 Donald H Peterson Winona Mississippi, Col USAF/astronaut (STS 6)
1934 Donald McIntyre Auckland NZ, Bass-Baritone (Wotan-Das Rheingold)
1935 Judy Devlin Hashman 10 time badminton champ (1957-67)
1938 Christopher Lloyd Stamford Ct, actor (Taxi, Back to the Future)
1938 Derek Jacobi London England, actor (Lanner-Strauss Family)
1939 Tony Roberts NYC, actor (Annie Hall, Edge of Night, Lucie Arnaz Show)
1942 Annette Funicello Utica NY, actress (Mickey Mouse Club)
1943 Catherine Deneuve [Dorleac], Paris, actress (Repulsion, Hunger)
1943 Paul Zukofsky Brooklyn NY, violinist (Cappricio)
1945 Leslie West [Weinstein] rocker (Mountain-Mississippi Queen)
1947 Lee Meredith [Judith Lee Sauls], River Edge NJ, actress (Producers)
1948 John Peterson US, Middleweight (Olympic-gold-1976)
1952 Jeff Goldblum Pitts Pa, actor (The Fly, Thank God it's Friday)
1952 Patti Davis aka Patricia Ann Reagan, 1st daughter (House of Secrets)
1961 Barbara Potter Ct, tennis player (changed shirt on Wimbledon Court)
1961 Leonard Marshall NFL defensive end (NY Giants)
1963 Brian Boitano US, figure skater (Olympic-gold-1988)
1963 Cherie Witter Everett Wash, playmate (February, 1985)
1966 Valeria Golino Naples Italy, actress (Rain Man, Little Flames)
1980 Michael Fishman actor (DJ-Roseanne)
1985 Zachary Walker Hanson Tulsa OK, drummer-Hanson, (MMMBop)
Deaths which occurred on October 22nd:
1565 Jean Grolier de Servi‚res French bibliophile, dies
1932 Anna Dickinson dies just a week shy of her 90th birthday
1934 Charles "Pretty Boy" Floyd shot dead by FBI in Ohio
1979 Jesse Bishop murderer, dies in Nevada gas chamber
1984 Napoleon Whiting actor (Silas-Big Valley), dies at 75
1986 Ivor Francis actor (Dusty's Trail), dies at 68
1986 Jane Dornnacker WNBC-AM NYC helicopter traffic reporter dies doing
a live traffic report as her copter crashes
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