What happened this day in history October 22

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

Under the Julian calendar, this day is October 9, 2024 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 480,432 hours 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.

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 99 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 4,323 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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October 22 Historical Events

  • 1633
    Battle of southern Fujian sea: The Ming dynasty defeats the Dutch East India Company.
  • 1707
    Scilly naval disaster: four British Royal Navy ships run aground near the Isles of Scilly because of faulty navigation. Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell and thousands of sailors drown.
  • 1730
    Construction of the Ladoga Canal is completed.
  • 1797
    One thousand meters (3,200 feet) above Paris, André-Jacques Garnerin makes the first recorded parachute jump.
  • 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.
  • 1924
    Toastmasters International is founded.
  • 1926
    J. Gordon Whitehead sucker punches magician Harry Houdini in the stomach in Montreal.
  • 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.
  • 1963
    A BAC One-Eleven prototype airliner crashes in UK with the loss of all on board.
  • 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.

Who were born on October 22?

  • 1592
    Gustaf Horn, Swedish soldier and politician (d. 1657)
  • 1729
    Johann Reinhold Forster, German botanist (d. 1798)
  • 1821
    Collis Potter Huntington, American railroad executive (d. 1900)
  • 1887
    John Reed, American journalist (d. 1920)
  • 1921
    Georges Brassens, French singer (d. 1981)
  • 1934
    Rita Sakellariou, Greek singer (d. 1999)
  • 1952
    Jeff Goldblum, American actor
  • 1985
    Evagelia Aravani, Greek fashion model
  • 1985
    Zac Hanson, American musician
  • 1986
    Ștefan Radu, Romanian footballer

Who died on October 22?

  • 1708
    Hermann Witsius, Dutch theologian (b. 1636)
  • 1751
    William IV, Prince of Orange (b. 1711)
  • 1883
    Thomas Mayne Reid, Irish-American novelist (b. 1818)
  • 1927
    Borisav “Bora” Stanković, Serbian writer (b. 1876)
  • 1935
    Komitas, Armenian composer (b. 1869)
  • 1969
    Tommy Edwards, American singer (b. 1922)
  • 1989
    Ewan MacColl, English folk singer, songwriter, socialist, actor, poet, playwright, and record producer (b. 1915)
  • 2006
    Arthur Hill, Canadian actor (b. 1922)
  • 2007
    Ève Curie, French writer (b. 1904)
  • 2009
    Soupy Sales, American comedian and television personality (b. 1926)

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