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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)

  • 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.
  • 1730
    Construction of the Ladoga Canal is completed.
  • 1777
    American Revolutionary War: American defenders of Fort Mercer on the Delaware River repulse repeated Hessian attacks in the Battle of Red Bank.
  • 1927
    Nikola Tesla exposed his six (6) new inventions including motor with onephase electricity
  • 1957
    Vietnam War: First United States casualties in Vietnam.
  • 1963
    A BAC One-Eleven prototype airliner crashes in UK with the loss of all on board.
  • 1964
    Canada: A Multi-Party Parliamentary Committee selects the design which becomes the new official Flag of Canada.
  • 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.
  • 1981
    The United States Federal Labor Relations Authority votes to decertify the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization for its strike the previous August.
  • 2006
    A Panama Canal expansion proposal is approved by 77.8% of voters in a National referendum held in Panama.

Who were born on October 22?

  • 1558
    Jacques Sirmond, French scholar and Jesuit (d. 1651)
  • 1689
    King John V of Portugal (d. 1750)
  • 1873
    Gustaf John Ramstedt, Finland-Swedish linguist and diplomat (d. 1950)
  • 1903
    Curly Howard, American actor and comedian, member of the Three Stooges (d. 1952)
  • 1913
    Hans-Peter Tschudi, Swiss Federal Councilor (d. 2002)
  • 1922
    Juan Carlos Lorenzo, Argentine footballer (d. 2001)
  • 1945
    Sheila Sherwood, British long jumper
  • 1949
    Stiv Bators, American musician (The Dead Boys) (d. 1990)
  • 1969
    Helmut Lotti, Belgian singer
  • 1975
    Martín Cardetti, Argentine footballer

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