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October 22nd, 2006 (October 22 2006)EventA Panama Canal expansion proposal is approved by 77.8% of voters in a National referendum held in Panama.
October 22nd, 2005 (October 22 2005)EventTropical Storm Alpha forms in the Atlantic Basin, making the 2005 Atlantic Hurricane Season the most active Atlantic hurricane season on record with 22 named storms.
October 22nd, 1999 (October 22 1999)EventMaurice Papon, an official in the Vichy France government during World War II, is jailed for crimes against humanity.
October 22nd, 1991 (October 22 1991)EventDimitrios Arhondonis, metropolitan of Chalcedon elected 270th Archbishop of Constantinople, New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch as Patriarch Bartholomew I of the Orthodox church.
October 22nd, 1983 (October 22 1983)EventTwo correctional officers are killed by inmates in Marion, Illinois. The incident inspired the Supermax model of prisons.
October 22nd, 1981 (October 22 1981)EventThe United States Federal Labor Relations Authority votes to decertify the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization for its strike the previous August.
October 22nd, 1981 (October 22 1981)EventThe founding congress of the Nepal Workers and Peasants Organisation faction led by Hareram Sharma and D.P. Singh begins.
October 22nd, 1981 (October 22 1981)EventThe TGV railway service Paris-Lyon is inaugurated.
October 22nd, 1976 (October 22 1976)EventRed 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.
October 22nd, 1972 (October 22 1972)EventVietnam War: In Saigon, Henry Kissinger and South Vietnamese President Nguyen Van Thieu meet to discuss a proposed cease-fire that had been worked out between Americans and North Vietnamese in Paris. Thieu rejects the proposal and accused the United States of conspiring to undermine his regimeHenry Kissinger Quotes
October 22nd, 1970 (October 22 1970)EventTunku Abdul Rahman resign from Prime Minister of Malaysia.
October 22nd, 1968 (October 22 1968)EventApollo program: Apollo 7 safely splashes down in the Atlantic Ocean after orbiting the Earth 163 times.
October 22nd, 1966 (October 22 1966)EventThe Supremes become the first all-female music group to attain a No. 1 selling album (The Supremes A Go-Go).
October 22nd, 1964 (October 22 1964)EventJean-Paul Sartre is awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, but turns down the honour.Jean-Paul Sartre Quotes
October 22nd, 1964 (October 22 1964)EventCanada: A Multi-Party Parliamentary Committee selects the design which becomes the new official Flag of Canada.
October 22nd, 1963 (October 22 1963)EventBAC One-Eleven prototype airliner crashes on October 22 in UK with the loss of all on board.
October 22nd, 1962 (October 22 1962)EventCuban Missile Crisis: US President John F. Kennedy, after internal counsel from Dwight D. Eisenhower, announces that American spy planes have discovered Soviet nuclear weapons in Cuba, and that he has ordered a naval "quarantine" of the island nation.John F. Kennedy Quotes
October 22nd, 1960 (October 22 1960)EventIndependence of Mali from France.
October 22nd, 1957 (October 22 1957)EventVietnam War: First United States casualties in Vietnam.
October 22nd, 1956 (October 22 1956)EventA concrete girder weighing 200 tons kills 48 in Karachi, Pakistan.
October 22nd, 1953 (October 22 1953)EventLaos gains independence from France.
October 22nd, 1946 (October 22 1946)EventForty four British sailors die when two British warships hit mines off the coast of Albania.
October 22nd, 1944 (October 22 1944)EventWorld War II: Battle of Aachen: The city of Aachen falls to American forces after three weeks of fighting, making it the first German city to fall to the Allies.
October 22nd, 1943 (October 22 1943)EventWorld War II: Kassel: RAF conducts an air raid on the city of 236,000 people, killing 10,000, rendering 150,000 homeless. Second firestorm raid in Germany
October 22nd, 1941 (October 22 1941)EventFrench hero of the resistance Guy Moquet is executed by the Germans, along with 29 other hostages as a retaliation for a killed German officer.
October 22nd, 1935 (October 22 1935)EventEstablishment of the rank of Marshal of the Soviet Union.
October 22nd, 1934 (October 22 1934)EventIn East Liverpool, Ohio, notorious bank robber Pretty Boy Floyd is shot and killed by Federal Bureau of Investigation agents.
October 22nd, 1928 (October 22 1928)EventPhi Sigma Alpha fraternity is founded at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus.
October 22nd, 1926 (October 22 1926)EventJ. Gordon Whitehead sucker punches magician Harry Houdini in the stomach in Montreal.Harry Houdini Quotes
October 22nd, 1924 (October 22 1924)EventToastmasters International is founded.
October 22nd, 1910 (October 22 1910)EventDr. Crippen is convicted at the Old Bailey of poisoning his wife and was subsequently hanged at Pentonville Prison in London.
October 22nd, 1907 (October 22 1907)EventPanic of 1907: A run on Knickerbocker Trust Company stock sets events in motion that will lead to a depression.
October 22nd, 1895 (October 22 1895)EventIn Paris an express train overruns a buffer stop and crosses more than 30 metres of concourse before plummeting through a window at Gare Montparnasse.
October 22nd, 1883 (October 22 1883)EventThe Metropolitan Opera House in New York City opens with a performance of Gounod s Faust (opera).
October 22nd, 1878 (October 22 1878)EventThe first rugby match under floodlights takes place in Salford, between Broughton and Swinton.
October 22nd, 1877 (October 22 1877)EventThe Blantyre mining disaster in Scotland kills 207 miners. Those widows and orphans who were unable to support themselves were evicted by the mine owners and likely sent to the Poor House.
October 22nd, 1875 (October 22 1875)EventFirst telegraphic connection in Argentina.
October 22nd, 1867 (October 22 1867)EventFoundation of the National University of Colombia.
October 22nd, 1866 (October 22 1866)EventParaguay: Battle of Curupayti against Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay.
October 22nd, 1844 (October 22 1844)EventThe Great Anticipation: Millerites, followers of William Miller, anticipated the end of the world in conjunction with the Second Advent of Christ. The following day became known as the Great Disappointment.William Miller Quotes
October 22nd, 1836 (October 22 1836)EventSam Houston is inaugurated as the first President of the Republic of Texas.
October 22nd, 1797 (October 22 1797)EventOne thousand meters (3,200 feet) above Paris, Andre-Jacques Garnerin makes the first recorded parachute jump.
October 22nd, 1784 (October 22 1784)EventRussia founds a colony on Kodiak Island, Alaska.
October 22nd, 1746 (October 22 1746)EventThe College of New Jersey (later renamed Princeton University) receives its charter.
October 22nd, 1633 (October 22 1633)EventMing dynasty fight with Dutch East India Company that Battle of southern Fujian sea (1633), Ming dynasty won great victory.
October 22nd, 1575 (October 22 1575)EventFoundation of Aguascalientes.
October 22nd, 1383 (October 22 1383)EventThe 1383-1385 Crisis in Portugal: A period of civil war and disorder began when King Fernando died without a male heir to the Portuguese throne.
October 22nd, 0794 (October 22 0794)EventEmperor Kanmu relocates Japanese capital to Heiankyo (now Kyoto).
October 22nd, 0362 (October 22 0362)EventThe temple of Apollo at Daphne, outside of Antioch, is destroyed in a mysterious fire.
October 22nd, 0202 (October 22 0202)EventHannibal Barca, leader of the Carthaginians, is defeated by the Roman legions under Scipio Africanus in the Battle of Zama.

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