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Tuesday October 22, 2019

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 French then this day of the week in French is mardi.

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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)

  • 1707
    Scilly naval disaster: four British Royal Navy ships run aground near the Isles of Scilly because of faulty navigation. Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell and thousands of sailors drown.
  • 1777
    American Revolutionary War: American defenders of Fort Mercer on the Delaware River repulse repeated Hessian attacks in the Battle of Red Bank.
  • 1790
    Warriors of the Miami tribe under Chief Little Turtle defeat United States troops under General Josiah Harmar at the site of present-day Fort Wayne, Indiana, in the Northwest Indian War.
  • 1859
    Spain declares war on Morocco.
  • 1878
    The first rugby match under floodlights takes place in Salford, between Broughton and Swinton.
  • 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.
  • 1928
    Phi Sigma Alpha fraternity is founded at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus.
  • 1966
    The Supremes become the first all-female music group to attain a No. 1 selling album (The Supremes A' Go-Go).
  • 1981
    The United States Federal Labor Relations Authority votes to decertify the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization for its strike the previous August.
  • 2005
    Tropical 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.

Who were born on October 22?

  • 1821
    Collis Potter Huntington, American railroad executive (d. 1900)
  • 1881
    Clinton Davisson, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1958)
  • 1923
    Bert Trautmann, German former footballer
  • 1939
    Jean-Pierre Desthuilliers, French writer and poet
  • 1945
    Yvan Ponton, Canadian actor and television host
  • 1961
    Robert Torti, American actor
  • 1963
    Brian Boitano, American figure skater
  • 1967
    Ron Tugnutt, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1986
    Kara Lang, Canadian footballer
  • 1988
    Matt Evans, Filipino actor

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