October 22: Day of the Week
October 22, 2019 is the 295th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 70 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.
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Here’s the October calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Libra is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Opal is the modern birthstone for this month. Jasper is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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October 22 Historical Event(s)
- 1383The 1383-1385 Crisis in Portugal: King Fernando dies without a male heir to the Portuguese throne, sparking a period of civil war and disorder.
- 1730Construction of the Ladoga Canal is completed.
- 1836Sam Houston is inaugurated as the first President of the Republic of Texas.
- 1907Panic of 1907: A run on the stock of the Knickerbocker Trust Company sets events in motion that will lead to a depression.
- 1924Toastmasters International is founded.
- 1966The Supremes become the first all-female music group to attain a No. 1 selling album (The Supremes A' Go-Go).
- 1981The United States Federal Labor Relations Authority votes to decertify the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization for its strike the previous August.
- 1983Two correctional officers are killed by inmates at the United States Penitentiary in Marion, Illinois. The incident inspires the Supermax model of prisons.
- 2007Raid on Anuradhapura Air Force Base is carried out by 21 Tamil Tiger commandos. All except one died in this attack. Eight Sri Lankan Air Force planes are destroyed and 10 damaged.
- 2008India launches its first unmanned lunar mission Chandrayaan-1.
Who were born on October 22?
- 1197Emperor Juntoku of Japan (d. 1242)
- 1844Louis Riel, Canadian Metis Political Leader (d. 1885)
- 1881Clinton Davisson, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1958)
- 1912Frances Drake, American actress (d. 2000)
- 1929Dory Previn, American songwriter
- 1949Arsène Wenger, French football manager
- 1962Bob Odenkirk, American actor and comedian (Mr. Show)
- 1974Tim Kinsella, American musician
- 1985Zac Hanson, American musician
- 1988Matt Evans, Filipino actor
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