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Notable Historical Events on October 22nd

1984Paul McCartney releases "Give My Regards to Broad Street" soundtrack

1976Rick Barry (SF), begins then longest NBA free throw streak of 60

1964French philosopher/author Jean-Paul Sartre refuses Nobel prize

1966Ice hockey legend Bobby Orr scores his first career goal (vs Montreal Canadiens)

1999NHL goaltender Grant Fuhr wins his 400th career game (vs Florida Panthers)

1986"Into the Light" opens at Neil Simon Theater NYC for 6 performances

1926J. Gordon Whitehead sucker punches magician Harry Houdini in the stomach in Montreal.

1962JFK imposes naval blockade on Cuba, beginning missile crisis

1972Betsy Rawls wins LPGA GAC Golf Classic

1721Tsar Peter the Great becomes "All-Russian Imperator"

1906Henry Ford becomes President of Ford Motor Company

1962JFK addresses TV about Russian missile bases in Cuba

1978Pope John Paul II is inaugurated as Pope

1978Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Houston Exchange Golf Classic Clubs

1879Thomas Edison perfects carbonized cotton filament light bulb

1928Herbert Hoover speaks of "American system of rugged individualism"

1988Elton John sells out Madison Square Garden for a record 26th time

1997Larry Flynt sells Hustler in a non-zoned area of Cincinnati

October 22nd Historical Events
Date Event
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). 
1335
Ex-emperor Hanazono (95th Emperor of Japan) became a Zen priest 
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 (one of 32 Federal Entities of Mexico) 
1633
Ming dynasty fight with Dutch East India Company that Battle of southern Fujian sea (1633), Ming dynasty won great victory. 
1708
Great Alliance occupies Rijsel 
1721
Tsar Peter the Great becomes "All-Russian Imperator" 
1746
Princeton University (NJ) received its charter 
1797
Andre-Jacques Garnerin makes 1st parachute descent from a balloon (Paris) 
1799
Russia leaves second anti-French Coalition 
1812
Duke of Wellington seizes Burgos, Spain 
1819
1st ship sails by Erie-channel (Rome-Utica) 
1836
Sam Houston inaugurated as 1st elected pres of Republic of Texas 
1844
Millerite Adventists wait for appearance of Jesus 
1861
1st telegraph line linking West & East coasts completed 
1862
Battle at Old Fort Wayne, Indian Territory 
1862
Confederate troops reconquer Cumperland Gap, Tennessee 
1866
Paraguay: Battle of Curupaytí against Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay. 
1867
Foundation of the National University of Colombia. 
1868
Jacques Offenbach's opera "Genevieve de Brabant" premieres in NYC 
1875
Sons of American Revolution organizes 
1875
First telegraphic connection in Argentina. 
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. 
1879
Thomas Edison perfects carbonized cotton filament light bulb 
1881
Boston Symphony Orchestra gives its first concert 
1883
1st NY Horse Show held (Madison Sq Garden) 
1883
Original Metropolitan Opera House (NYC) grand opening (Faust) 
1884
General Gordon receives letter of Mahdi 
1884
Sporting Life announces that both pennant winners will meet in 3 game series Oct 23-25 at Polo Grounds NYC to determine baseball champion 
1884
The International Meridian Conference in Washington, DC, USA adopts Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) worldwide, creating 24 international time zones with longitude zero at the Greenwich meridian 
1885
John Ward & several teammates secretly form Brotherhood of Prof Base Ball Players, 1st baseball union 
1895
David Belasco's "Heart of Maryland" premieres in NYC 
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. 
1897
World's first car dealer opens in London 
1899
British troops flee Dundee, Natal South Africa 
1904
Russian fleet shoots at British fishing ship 
1906
3000 blacks demonstrate & riot in Phila 
1906
Henry Ford becomes President of Ford Motor Company 
1907
Ringling Brothers Greatest Show on Earth buys Barnum & Bailey circus 
1907
Panic of 1907: A run on Knickerbocker Trust Company stock sets events in motion that will lead to a depression. 
1910
Dr. Crippen is convicted at the Old Bailey of poisoning his wife and was subsequently hanged at Pentonville Prison in London. 
1913
Explosion at Dawson NM coal mine kills 263 mine workers 
1922
Lucerne Street in Bronx named 
1922
Parsifal Place laid out in Bronx, named for knight in Wagner's Opera 
1924
Toastmasters International is founded. 
1926
J. Gordon Whitehead sucker punches magician Harry Houdini in the stomach in Montreal. 
1928
China expels all Russian instructors & civil servants 
1928
ESL Robinson's "Far-Off Hills" premieres in Dublin 
1928
Herbert Hoover speaks of "American system of rugged individualism" 
1928
Phi Sigma Alpha fraternity is founded at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus. 
1929
French government of Briand falls 
1929
James H Scullin forms Australia government 
1930
1st concerto of BBC Symphony Orchestra, under Adrian Boult 
1930
Blake & Razaf's "Lew Leslie's Blackbirds of 1930" premieres in NYC 
1930
SC Genemuiden soccer team forms 
1932
Charles de Broqueville becomes premier of Belgium 
1932
George Kaufman & Edna Ferbers "Dinner at 8" premieres in NYC 
1933
Primo Carnera beats Paulin in 15 for heavyweight boxing title 
1934
In East Liverpool, Ohio, notorious bank robber Pretty Boy Floyd is shot and killed by Federal Bureau of Investigation agents. 
1935
18th PGA Championship: Johnny Revolta at Twin Hills CC Oklahoma City 
1935
Establishment of the rank of Marshal of the Soviet Union. 
1936
1st commercial flight from mainland to Hawaii 
1938
Chester Carlson demonstrates 1st Xerox copying machine 
1939
1st TV NFL game-Eagles vs Dodgers 
1941
Maxwell Anderson's "Candle in the Wind" premieres in NYC 
1942
1st ships of invasion fleet for Oran (Algeria) leave Scotland 
1942
US gens Clark & Lemnitzer & French gen Mast meet secretly in Algeria 
1944
Kurita's vice-admiral fleet leaves North-Borneo 
1946
2 British ships sink near Albania 
1948
Egyptian flagship King Farouk sunk by Israel 
1949
200 killed in train derailment near Nowy Dwor Poland 
1949
Emile Zatopek runs world record 10,000m (29:21.2) 
1950
LA Rams beat Baltimore Colts 70-27 
1951
Earthquake hits Formosa, 100 killed 
1951
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
1953
Laos gains full independence from France 
1954
West Germany joins North Atlantic Treaty Organization 
1955
WWNY TV channel 7 in Carthage-Watertown, NY (CBS) begins broadcasting 
1956
France intercept Moroccan plane, arrest Ben Bella 
1956
Great Britain performs nuclear test at Maralinga Australia 
1956
A concrete girder weighing 200 tons kills 48 in Karachi, Pakistan. 
1957
Conrad Adenauer re-elected chancellor of West-Germany 
1957
KJAC TV channel 4 in Port Arthur-Beaumont, TX (NBC) 1st broadcast 
1959
Bob Merrill's musical "Take Me Along" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 448 performances 
1961
75,000 Flemings demand equal rights & Flemish language in Belgium 
1961
Louise Suggs wins LPGA San Antonio Golf Civitan 
1962
JFK addresses TV about Russian missile bases in Cuba 
1962
JFK imposes naval blockade on Cuba, beginning missile crisis 
1962
JFK receives Ugandan premier Milton Obote 
1962
Pacific Science Center opens at Seattle Center 
1962
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
1963
225,000 students boycot Chicago schools in Freedom Day protest 
1963
BAC One-Eleven prototype airliner crashes on October 22 in UK with the loss of all on board. 
1964
EMI rejects audition by "High Numbers"; they go on to become The Who 
1964
French philosopher/author Jean-Paul Sartre refuses Nobel prize 
1964
US performs underground nuclear test at Hattiesburg, Miss 
1966
USSR launches Luna 12 for orbit around Moon 
1966
Ice hockey legend Bobby Orr scores his first career goal (vs Montreal Canadiens) 
1967
17th Ryder Cup: US wins 23½-8½ at Champions Golf Club (Houston, Texas, US) 
1967
Ian Brayshaw (W Aus v Vic, Perth) takes all 10 cricket wkts 
1967
Joe DiMaggio is hired as executive VP of A's by Charlie Finley 
1967
Murle Lindstrom wins LPGA Carlsbad Jaycee Golf Open 
1968
Apollo 7 returns to Earth 
1969
KAPN-AM in Santa Barbara CA changes call letters to KDB-AM 
1969
Paul McCartney denies rumors of his death 
1971
USSR performs nuclear test 
1972
Betsy Rawls wins LPGA GAC Golf Classic 
1972
Oakland A's 1st championship; beat Reds, 4 games to 3 in World Series 
1973
Israeli troops reconquer mountain Hermon 
1973
Security Council Resolution 338-cease fire to Yom Kippur War 
1974
Yanks trade Bobby Murcer to Giants for Bobby Bonds 
1975
"Me & Bessie" opens at Ambassador Theater NYC for 453 performances 
1975
Cin Reds beat Boston Red Sox, 4 games to 3 in 72nd World Series 
1975
Soviet spacecraft Venera 9 soft-lands on Venus 
1975
Turkish diplomat shot to death in Vienna 
1975
World Football League disbands after the Week 12 of their second season 
1976
Rick Barry (SF), begins then longest NBA free throw streak of 60 
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 & 2 launched into Earth orbit 
1978
"King of Hearts" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 48 performances 
1978
8th NYC Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:32:30 
1978
9th NYC Marathon won by Bill Rodgers in 2:12:12 
1978
Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Houston Exchange Golf Classic Clubs 
1978
Grete Weitz runs female world record marathon (2:32:29.8) 
1978
Laugh-in's Judy Carne arrested at Gatwick Airport for drug possession 
1978
Pope John Paul II is inaugurated as Pope 
1979
"One Mo' Time" with Vernel Bagners premieres in NYC 
1979
Deposed Shah of Iran arrives in NY for medical treatment 
1979
Walt Disney World's 100-millionth guest 
1980
4th government of Martens forms in Belgium 
1980
New South Korean constitution comes into effect 
1981
Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization decertified 
1981
Start of 1st-class game at Newcastle, NSW v Queensland 
1981
US national debt tops $1 trillion 
1981
USSR performs underground nuclear test 
1981
The founding congress of the Nepal Workers and Peasants Organisation faction led by Hareram Sharma and D.P. Singh begins. 
1981
The TGV railway service Paris-Lyon is inaugurated. 
1981
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved aspartame artificial sweetener for tabletop use following years of scrutiny 
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. 
1984
NFL quarterback Ken Stabler retires 
1984
Paul McCartney releases "Give My Regards to Broad Street" soundtrack 
1985
Bret Saberhagen gives KC Royals their 1st win leading to their World Series title 
1986
"Into the Light" opens at Neil Simon Theater NYC for 6 performances 
1987
"Cabaret" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 262 performances 
1987
Nobel prize for literature awarded to Joseph Brodsky 
1988
Elton John sells out Madison Square Garden for a record 26th time 
1988
Supreme Ct Justice Sandra Day O'Connor OK after breast cancer surgery 
1989
Denver Nuggets beat Jugoplastika Split 135-129 in 3rd McDonald Open 
1989
Red Khmer occupies Pailin in Cambodia 
1991
General Motors announces 9 month loss of $US2.2 billion 
1992
Atlanta, becomes 1st US team to win a World Series game out of US 
1992
Space Shuttle STS 52 (Columbia 13) launches into space 
1992
Wendy Wasserstein's "Sisters Rosensweig" premieres in NYC 
1993
Cosmonaut Aleksandr Serebrov makes record 9th space walk 
1994
"Philadelphia, Here I Come" closes at Criterion NYC after 52 perfs 
1994
Statue of Sam Houston unveiled in Texas 
1994
Tony Rominger bicycles world record time (53,832 km) 
1995
"Swinging On a Star" opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 97 perfs 
1996
NY Yankee Bernie Williams hits record tying 7th post season HR, as Yanks tie record of 6th straight post season road win (en route to 8) 
1997
Cleve Marquis Grissom World Series hitting streak ends after 15 games 
1997
Coldest World Series game Marlins vs Cleveland (38°F) 
1997
Larry Flynt sells Hustler in a non-zoned area of Cincinnati 
1997
Yahoo completes purchase of Four11 
1997
NY Ranger Wayne Gretsky wife Janet is knocked unconcious & gets 2 stitches while watching the game as a plexiglass falls on her 
1997
2nd longest 9 inning World Series game (4:12) as Marlins & Indians were tied 7-7 going into the 9th, Mariners win 14-11 
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. 
1999
NHL goaltender Grant Fuhr wins his 400th career game (vs Florida Panthers) 
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. 
2008
India launches its first unmanned lunar mission Chandrayaan-1. 
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
Philippine president says he won't sever ties with US 
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