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Thursday October 22, 2020

October 22: Day of the Week

October 22, 2020 is the 296th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 70 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is jueves.

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Here’s the October calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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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)

  • 1383
    The 1383-1385 Crisis in Portugal: King Fernando dies without a male heir to the Portuguese throne, sparking a period of civil war and disorder.
  • 1575
    Foundation of Aguascalientes.
  • 1633
    Battle of southern Fujian sea: The Ming dynasty defeats the Dutch East India Company.
  • 1784
    Russia founds a colony on Kodiak Island, Alaska.
  • 1879
    Using a filament of carbonized thread, Thomas Edison tests the first practical electric incandescent light bulb (it lasted 13½ hours before burning out).
  • 1895
    In Paris an express train overruns a buffer stop and crosses more than 30 metres of concourse before plummeting through a window at Gare Montparnasse.
  • 1927
    Nikola Tesla exposed his six (6) new inventions including motor with onephase electricity
  • 1928
    Phi Sigma Alpha fraternity is founded at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus.
  • 1968
    Apollo program: Apollo 7 safely splashes down in the Atlantic Ocean after orbiting the Earth 163 times.
  • 1976
    Red 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.

Who were born on October 22?

  • 1749
    Cornelis van der Aa, Dutch convicted bookseller(d. 1816)
  • 1818
    Charles-Marie-René Leconte de Lisle, French poet (d. 1894)
  • 1938
    Christopher Lloyd, American actor
  • 1946
    Claude Charron, French-Canadian politician and TV personality
  • 1967
    Ron Tugnutt, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1967
    Salvatore Di Vittorio, Italian composer and conductor
  • 1968
    Jay Johnston, American actor and comedian (Mr. Show)
  • 1968
    Shelby Lynne, American singer and songwriter
  • 1969
    Héctor Carrasco, Dominican baseball player
  • 1975
    Jesse Tyler Ferguson, American actor

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