22 OCTOBER
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • King John V Portugal, 1689
  • Franz Liszt, 1811
  • Sarah Bernhardt, 1844
  • John Reed, 1887
  • Joan Fontaine, 1917
  • Doris Lessing, 1919
  • Timothy Leary, 1920
  • Dory Previn, 1925
  • Robert Rauschenberg, 1925
  • Christopher Lloyd, 1938
  • Derek Jacobi, 1938
  • Tony Roberts, 1939
  • Annette Funicello, 1942
  • Catherine Deneuve, 1943
  • Jeff Goldblum, 1952
  • Brian Boitano, 1963

Died On This Day:

  • King Ferdinand I Portugal, 1383
  • Thomas Sheraton, 1806
  • Paul Cézanne, 1906
  • WNP Barbellion (Bruce Frederick Cummings), 1919
  • Pretty Boy Floyd shot, 1934
  • Pablo Casals, 1973
  • Arnold Joseph Toynbee, 1975
  • Red Barber, 1992
  • Kingsley Amis, 1995
  • Eric Ambler, 1998
  • Arthur Hill, 2006
  • Soupy Sales, 2009

Today's Events:

  • AD 451 - The council of Chalcedon, in its fifth session, draws up a creed defining the nature of the divinity of Jesus.
  • 1721 - Official birthday of the Russian Revolution.
  • 1797 - First ever parachute jump by André Jacques Garnerin from 3,600 feet over Paris.
  • 1836 - Samuel Houston sworn in as first president of the Republic of Texas having been elected 9/5 .
  • 1883 - Metropolitan Opera House opens in New York at Broadway & 39th with Gounod's 'Faust.'
  • 1884 - At Meridian Conference in Washington D.C. 25 nations agree to make Greenwich 'the home of time.'
  • 1907 - Run on Knickerbocker Trust Company by thousands of frightened depositors starts Panic of 1907.
  • 1909 - A year and a day before Blanche Scott, Elise Deroche becomes first woman to make solo flight.
  • 1910 - Dr. Crippin convicted of murdering his wife.
  • 1938 - Inventor Chester Carlson produces first dry or xerographic copy, but couldn't interest investors.
  • 1948 - Xerox introduces its copier 10 years after it was invented by Chester Carlson.
  • 1962 - Start of the Cuban missile crisis; President John F. Kennedy demands removal of Soviet missiles.
  • 1975 - Juan Carlos proclaimed Emperor of Spain.
  • 1996 - The world ended today according to the prediction of Irish Archbishop James Ussher. (See tomorrow)
  • 2002 - Turks and Caicos Islands abolishes death penalty; Now no one on Brit soil can be sentenced to death.

Feast Day of Saint:

  • Philip of Heraclea
  • Donatus of Fiesole

Non-Specific Holiday:

  • CHUSOK (Korea) on day of full moon of eighth lunar month.
  • DURGA-PUJA (Hindu festival of Goddess Durga)
  • PITRA PASKSHA and AMAVASYA, Hindu Feast of the Dead.
  • LAKSHMI PUJA, Hindu Festival of the Goddess of Fortune
  • CHUNG CHI'U CHIEH (Chinese mid-autumn festival) 15th day of 8th lunar month.
  • DIVALI (India) five day autumn festival.
  • BHRATRI DWITYA, Hindu Festival of Brothers
  • RAMADAN, Muslim holy month
  • CHILD HEALTH DAY - first Monday in October in USA
  • COLUMBUS DAY - first Monday in October
  • DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ENDS - last Sunday in October set clocks back
  • MOTHER-IN-LAW DAY - celebrated fourth Sunday in October in US
  • NATIONAL CHILDREN'S DAY - second Sunday in October in USA
  • THANKSGIVING DAY IN CANADA - second Monday in October

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
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