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 295th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 70 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is October 9, 2021 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 27,247,680 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 ‘dihectaenneacontapentagon’ 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 102 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 3,227 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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October 22 Historical Events
Construction of the Ladoga Canal is completed.
American Revolutionary War: American defenders of Fort Mercer on the Delaware River repulse repeated Hessian attacks in the Battle of Red Bank.
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.
One thousand meters (3,200 feet) above Paris, André-Jacques Garnerin makes the first recorded parachute jump.
Sam Houston is inaugurated as the first President of the Republic of Texas.
J. Gordon Whitehead sucker punches magician Harry Houdini in the stomach in Montreal.
The Supremes become the first all-female music group to attain a No. 1 selling album (The Supremes A' Go-Go).
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.
The United States Federal Labor Relations Authority votes to decertify the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization for its strike the previous August.
Raid on Anuradhapura Air Force Base is carried out by 21 Tamil Tiger commandos. All except one died in this attack. Eight Sri Lankan Air Force planes are destroyed and 10 damaged.
Who were born on October 22?
King John V of Portugal (d. 1750)
Karl Bernhard Zoeppritz, German geophysicist (d. 1908)
Charles Glen King, American biochemist (d. 1988)
Hans-Peter Tschudi, Swiss Federal Councilor (d. 2002)
Timothy Leary, American writer (d. 1996)
Helmut Senekowitsch, Austrian footballer (d. 2007)
Deepak Chopra, Indian-American physician and writer
Raymond Bachand, French-Canadian politician and businessman
Arsène Wenger, French football manager
Salvatore Di Vittorio, Italian composer and conductor
Who died on October 22?
Jean, Vicomte d'Aguisy Grolier de Servieres, French bibliophile (b. 1479)
Pomponio Nenna, Italian composer
Cloudesley Shovell, Royal Navy admiral (b.1650)
Sir Edward Carson, Irish Unionist opposed to Home Rule (b. 1854)
Ernst Rüdin, Swiss nazi physician (b. 1874)
Ye Jianying, Chinese general and politician (b. 1897)
Ewan MacColl, English folk singer, songwriter, socialist, actor, poet, playwright, and record producer (b. 1915)
Cleavon Little, American actor (b. 1939)
Innes Ireland, Scottish racing driver (b. 1930)
Eric Ambler, English novelist (b. 1909)
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