October 22 holidays in 2020
National Nut Day
National Make a Dog’s Day Day*
National Color Day
October 22 2019 holidays
Historical Events on October 22
The Ladoga Canal is finished.
A charter is granted for the College of New Jersey. This college would eventually be renamed to Princeton University.
Hessian attacks against Fort Mercer on the Delaware River are driven back by the American defenders at the Battle of Red Bank during the American Revolutionary War.
A colony on Kodiak Island, Alaska is founded by Russia.
Sam Houston becomes the first President of the newly formed Republic of Texas.
Over 200+ miners are killed in Scotland during the Blantyre Mining Disaster.
Six new inventions – including single phase electric power – is introduced by Nikola Tesla on this day.
Infamous bank robber Pretty Boy Floyd is shot down and killed by FBI agents in East Liverpool, Ohio.
In retaliation for the death of a German officer, 30 French resistance members are executed – including Guy Moquet.
Over one hundred and fifty thousand people are left homeless and another ten thousand are killed when the Royal Air Force conduct a firestorm raid on the German town of Kassel.
The Supremes’ A’ Go-Go becomes the first album by an all-female musical group to hit number 1.
Luna 12 is launched by the Soviet Union.
After orbiting the Earth over 160+ times, Apollo 7 lands in the Atlantic Ocean.
Vernera 9 – an unmanned Soviet space lander – lands on Venus.
John Paul II is inaugurated as Pope.
Two guards at the U.S Penitentiary in Marion, Illinois are killed by inmates. This would lead to a Supermax model being developed for future U.S prisons.
Grand Theft Auto III is released on this day.
Famous Birthdays on October 22
British-American actress Joan Fontaine is born in
British novelist, playwright, poet and Novel Prize laureate, Doris Lessing is born in
American psychologist and author, Timothy Leary is born in
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