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This website utilizes pages from Wikipedia to extract historical events from 3761 BC up to the present. There are 105,062 records in the database that include events, births and deaths of popular individuals. The present day Gregorian calendar was adopted to show dates of interest.

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What are the important events that happened on October 22? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

October 22: Facts & Myths About This Day

October 22 is the 296th day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 70 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is October 9, 2016 – a Saturday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 24,618,240 minutes has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘dihectaenneacontahexagon’ day.

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Libra is the zodiac 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 98 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 1,401 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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October 22 Historical Events

  • 1866
    A plebiscite ratifies the annexion of Veneto and Mantua to Italy, occurred three days before, on October 19.
  • 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
    Jean-Paul Sartre is awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, but turns down the honor.
  • 1975
    The Soviet unmanned space mission Venera 9 lands on Venus.
  • 1999
    Maurice Papon, an official in the Vichy France government during World War II, is jailed for crimes against humanity.

Who were born on October 22?

  • 1970
    Winston Bogarde, Dutch footballer
  • 1972
    D'Lo Brown, American professional wrestler
  • 1974
    Miroslav Šatan, Slovak ice hockey player
  • 1975
    Martín Cardetti, Argentine footballer
  • 1984
    Aleksandar Marić, Australian basketball player of Serbian descent

Who died on October 22?

  • 1987
    Lino Ventura, Italian-born actor (b. 1919)
  • 1993
    Innes Ireland, Scottish racing driver (b. 1930)
  • 1998
    Eric Ambler, English novelist (b. 1909)
  • 2001
    Prof. Dr. Dkfm. Helmut Krackowizer, journalist and motorcycle racer (b. 1922)
  • 2002
    Queen Geraldina of the Albanians (b. 1915)

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