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Notable Historical Events for October 22nd

1879Thomas Edison perfects carbonized cotton filament light bulb

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

1962JFK imposes naval blockade on Cuba, beginning missile crisis

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

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

1906Henry Ford becomes President of Ford Motor Company

1972Betsy Rawls wins LPGA GAC Golf Classic

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

1978Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Houston Exchange Golf Classic Clubs

1978Pope John Paul II is inaugurated as Pope

October 22nd Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on October 22nd

1913Robert Capa, Hungarian war photographer and photojournalist

1811Franz Liszt, Raiding Hungary, romantic composer/virtuoso pianist (Faust Symphony), (d. 1886)

1917Joan Fontaine, Tokyo, Japan, British-American actress (Gunga Din, Ivanhoe, Rebecca), (d. 2013)

1968Shaggy [Orville Richard Burrell], Kingston, Jamaica, reggae rapper (Boombastic)

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Notable Weddings on October 22nd

1945Actress Eva Peron-Duarte (26) weds military officer Juan Perón (50)

2011Actor and comedian Robin Williams (60) weds graphic designer Susan Schneider at the luxurious Meadow Wood Resort in the Napa Valley town of St. Helena, California

1981Best-selling author Michael Crichton (39) weds broadcast journalist Suzanne Childs

2001Tennis champion Andre Agassi (31) weds fellow tennis champion Steffi Graf (32) in Las Vegas, Nevada

1967Actor Morgan Freeman (30) weds Jeanette Adair Bradshaw

1970Singer James Brown (37) weds Deidre Jenkins in Barnwell, South Carolina

October 22nd Weddings
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Notable Deaths on October 22nd

1906Paul Cézanne, French Post-Impressionist painter (b. 1839)

1975Arnold Toynbee, English historian/cultural sociologist, dies at 86

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