Look what happened on October 22: This date in history (a lot of interesting events)

1997     Coldest World Series game Marlins vs Cleveland (38 degrees F);  game is also 2nd longest 9 inning World Series game (4:12) as Marlins and Indians were tied 7-7 going into the 9th, Mariners win 14-11

1997     New York Ranger Wayne Gretsky’s wife Janet is knocked unconcious and gets 2 stitches while watching the game, as a plexiglass falls on her

1993     Cosmonaut Aleksandr Serebrov makes record 9th space walk

1992     Atlanta, becomes 1st U.S. team to win a World Series game out of US

1992     Space Shuttle STS-52 (Columbia 13) launches into space

1989     Red Khmer occupies Pailin in Cambodia

1988     Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor OK after breast cancer surgery

1984     Paul McCartney releases “Give My Regards to Broad Street” soundtrack

1981     U.S. national debt tops $1 trillion

1979     Deposed Shah of Iran arrives in New York for medical treatment

1979     Walt Disney World’s 100-millionth guest

1978     9th New York City Marathon won by Bill Rodgers in 2:12:12

1978     Pope John Paul II installed

1975     Cincinnati Reds beat Boston Red Sox, 4 games to 3 in 72nd World Series

1975     Turkish diplomat shot to death in Vienna

1975     World Football League disbands

1973     Security Council Resolution 338-cease fire to Yom Kippur War

1971     U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test

1969     Paul McCartney denies rumors of his death

1968     Apollo 7 returns to Earth

1964     French philosopher/author Jean-Paul Sartre refuses Nobel prize

1964     U.S. performs underground nuclear test at Hattiesburg Miss

1962     John F. Kennedy addresses TV about Russian missile bases in Cuba; imposes naval blockade on Cuba, beginning missile crisis

1962     John F. Kennedy receives Ugandan premier Milton Obote

1961     75,000 Flemings demand equal rights and Flemish language in Belgium

1957     Conrad Adenauer re-elected chancellor of West-Germany

1956     France intercept Moroccan plane, arrest Ben Bella

1953     Laos gains full independence from France

1951     Earthquake hits Formosa, 100 killed

1948     Egyptian flagship King Farouk sunk by Israel

1942     1st ships of invasion fleet for Oran (Algeria) leave Scotland

1938     Chester Carlson demonstrates 1st Xerox copying machine

1936     1st commercial flight from mainland to Hawaii

1928     China expels all Russian instructors and civil servants

1928     President Hoover speaks of “American system of rugged individualism”

1913     Explosion at Dawson, New Mexico coal mine kills 263 mine workers

1907     Ringling Brothers Greatest Show on Earth buys Barnum and Bailey circus

1906     3,000 blacks demonstrate and riot in Philadelphia

1904     Russian fleet shoots at British fishing ship

1899     British troops flee Dundee, Natal South Africa

1884     Sporting Life announces that both pennant winners will meet in 3 game series Oct 23-25 at Polo Grounds New York City to determine baseball champion

1862     Confederate troops reconquer Cumperland Gap, Tennessee

1861     1st telegraph line linking West and East coasts completed

1836     Sam Houston inaugurated as 1st elected President of Republic of Texas

1819     1st ship sails by Erie-channel (Rome-Utica)

1797     Andre-Jacques Garnerin makes 1st parachute jump from balloon (Paris)

1746     Princeton University (NJ) received its charter

1721     Czar Peter the Great becomes “All-Russian Imperator”

1335     Ex-emperor Hanazono became a Zen priest


About Jim Jewell

I am a writer and consultant on faith and public life, active for many years in management and communications in the evangelical community. I now work as the director of the nonprofit practice at The Valcort Group (www.valcort.com). Everything on this blog, however, is my personal opinion and is not read or approved before it is posted. Opinions, conclusions and other information expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of Valcort.
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