About October 22

October 22, 2024 is the 296th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 70 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

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

What Happened On October 22

  • 1746
    The College of New Jersey (later renamed Princeton University) receives its charter.
  • 1777
    American Revolutionary War: American defenders of Fort Mercer on the Delaware River repulse repeated Hessian attacks in the Battle of Red Bank.
  • 1784
    Russia founds a colony on Kodiak Island, Alaska.
  • 1790
    Warriors of the Miami tribe under Chief Little Turtle defeat United States troops under General Josiah Harmar at the site of present-day Fort Wayne, Indiana, in the Northwest Indian War.
  • 1844
    The Great Anticipation: Millerites, followers of William Miller, anticipate the end of the world in conjunction with the Second Advent of Christ. The following day became known as the Great Disappointment.
  • 1859
    Spain declares war on Morocco.
  • 1878
    The first rugby match under floodlights takes place in Salford, between Broughton and Swinton.
  • 1879
    Using a filament of carbonized thread, Thomas Edison tests the first practical electric incandescent light bulb (it lasted 13½ hours before burning out).
  • 1907
    Panic of 1907: A run on the stock of the Knickerbocker Trust Company sets events in motion that will lead to a depression.
  • 1924
    Toastmasters International is founded.
  • 1926
    J. Gordon Whitehead sucker punches magician Harry Houdini in the stomach in Montreal.
  • 1927
    Nikola Tesla exposed his six (6) new inventions including motor with onephase electricity
  • 1928
    Phi Sigma Alpha fraternity is founded at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus.
  • 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.
  • 1963
    A BAC One-Eleven prototype airliner crashes in UK with the loss of all on board.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 1983
    Two correctional officers are killed by inmates at the United States Penitentiary in Marion, Illinois. The incident inspires the Supermax model of prisons.
  • 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.

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