About October 22

October 22, 2020 is the 296th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 70 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

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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 113 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On October 22

  • 362
    A mysterious fire destroys the Temple of Apollo at Daphne outside Antioch.
  • 1575
    Foundation of Aguascalientes.
  • 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.
  • 1875
    First telegraphic connection in Argentina.
  • 1883
    The Metropolitan Opera House in New York City opens with a performance of Gounod’s Faust.
  • 1907
    Panic of 1907: A run on the stock of the Knickerbocker Trust Company sets events in motion that will lead to a depression.
  • 1910
    Dr. Crippen is convicted at the Old Bailey of poisoning his wife and is subsequently hanged at Pentonville Prison in London.
  • 1927
    Nikola Tesla exposed his six (6) new inventions including motor with onephase electricity
  • 1934
    In East Liverpool, Ohio, Federal Bureau of Investigation agents shoot and kill notorious bank robber Pretty Boy Floyd.
  • 1957
    Vietnam War: First United States casualties in Vietnam.
  • 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.
  • 1966
    The Soviet Union launches Luna 12.
  • 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.
  • 1972
    Vietnam War: 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.
  • 1981
    The United States Federal Labor Relations Authority votes to decertify the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization for its strike the previous August.
  • 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.
  • 2007
    Raid on Anuradhapura Air Force Base is carried out by 21 Tamil Tiger commandos. All except one died in this attack. Eight Sri Lankan Air Force planes are destroyed and 10 damaged.

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