Today in History

What happened on the 22nd of October in history?

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  • 1746
    Princeton University in New Jersey received its charter.
  • 1797
    Andr‚-Jacques Garnerin makes 1st parachute jump from balloon (Paris)
  • 1836
    Sam Houston inaugurated as 1st elected pres of Republic of Texas
  • 1883
    Original Metropolitan Opera House in NY held its grand opening
  • 1928
    Pres Hoover spoke of `American system of rugged individualism.'
  • 1934
    Charles "Pretty Boy" Floyd shot dead by FBI in Ohio.
  • 1936
    1st coml flight from mainland to Hawaii.
  • 1936
    Apollo 7 crew returns
  • 1939
    1st TV NFL game - Eagles vs Dodgers
  • 1953
    Laos gains full independence from France.
  • 1954
    West Germany joins North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
  • 1962
    Pacific Science Center opens at Seattle Center.
  • 1962
    JFK imposes naval blockade on Cuba beginning missile crisis.
  • 1968
    Apollo 7 returns to Earth
  • 1973
    Security Council Resol 338 - a cease fire to the Yom Kippur War
  • 1974
    Yanks trade Bobby Murcer to Giants for Bobby Bonds
  • 1975
    Cincinnati Reds win 1st World Series in 35 years
  • 1975
    Soviet spacecraft Venera 9 lands on Venus
  • 1979
    WDW's 100-millionth guest
  • 1979
    Deposed Shah of Iran arrived in NY for medical treatment
  • 1981
    US national debt tops $1 trillion
  • 1981
    Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization was decertified
  • 4004
    B.C. Universe created at 8:00 PM according to the 1650 pronouncement of Anglican archbishop James Ussher.