About October 22

October 22, 2021 is the 295th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 70 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

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Libra is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Opal is the modern birthstone for this month. Jasper is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 102 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On October 22

  • 794
    Emperor Kanmu relocates the Japanese capital to Heiankyo (now Kyoto).
  • 1383
    The 1383-1385 Crisis in Portugal: King Fernando dies without a male heir to the Portuguese throne, sparking a period of civil war and disorder.
  • 1707
    Scilly naval disaster: four British Royal Navy ships run aground near the Isles of Scilly because of faulty navigation. Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell and thousands of sailors drown.
  • 1730
    Construction of the Ladoga Canal is completed.
  • 1784
    Russia founds a colony on Kodiak Island, Alaska.
  • 1797
    One thousand meters (3,200 feet) above Paris, André-Jacques Garnerin makes the first recorded parachute jump.
  • 1836
    Sam Houston is inaugurated as the first President of the Republic of Texas.
  • 1859
    Spain declares war on Morocco.
  • 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.
  • 1910
    Dr. Crippen is convicted at the Old Bailey of poisoning his wife and is subsequently hanged at Pentonville Prison in London.
  • 1928
    Phi Sigma Alpha fraternity is founded at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus.
  • 1934
    In East Liverpool, Ohio, Federal Bureau of Investigation agents shoot and kill notorious bank robber Pretty Boy Floyd.
  • 1943
    World War II: in the Second firestorm raid on Germany, the Royal Air Force conducts an air raid on the town of Kassel, killing 10,000 and rendering 150,000 homeless.
  • 1962
    Cuban Missile Crisis: US President John F. Kennedy, after internal counsel from Dwight D. Eisenhower, announces that American reconnaissance planes have discovered Soviet nuclear weapons in Cuba, and that he has ordered a naval “quarantine” of the Communist nation.
  • 1964
    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).
  • 1968
    Apollo program: Apollo 7 safely splashes down in the Atlantic Ocean after orbiting the Earth 163 times.
  • 1975
    The Soviet unmanned space mission Venera 9 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.
  • 1981
    The United States Federal Labor Relations Authority votes to decertify the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization for its strike the previous August.

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