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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 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.

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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.
  • 1633
    Battle of southern Fujian sea: The Ming dynasty defeats the Dutch East India Company.
  • 1859
    Spain declares war on Morocco.
  • 1866
    A plebiscite ratifies the annexion of Veneto and Mantua to Italy, occurred three days before, on October 19.
  • 1879
    Using a filament of carbonized thread, Thomas Edison tests the first practical electric incandescent light bulb (it lasted 13½ hours before burning out).
  • 1910
    Dr. Crippen is convicted at the Old Bailey of poisoning his wife and is subsequently hanged at Pentonville Prison in London.
  • 1928
    Phi Sigma Alpha fraternity is founded at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus.
  • 1934
    In East Liverpool, Ohio, Federal Bureau of Investigation agents shoot and kill notorious bank robber Pretty Boy Floyd.
  • 1962
    Cuban Missile Crisis: US President John F. Kennedy, after internal counsel from Dwight D. Eisenhower, announces that American reconnaissance planes have discovered Soviet nuclear weapons in Cuba, and that he has ordered a naval “quarantine” of the Communist nation.
  • 1972
    Vietnam War: In Saigon, Henry Kissinger and South Vietnamese President Nguyen Van Thieu meet to discuss a proposed cease-fire that had been worked out between Americans and North Vietnamese in Paris.

Who were born on October 22?

  • 1701
    Maria Amalia of Austria, Holy Roman Empire Empress (d. 1756)
  • 1870
    Alfred Douglas, English partner of Oscar Wilde (d. 1945)
  • 1913
    Robert Capa, American war photographer (born in Hungary) (d. 1954)
  • 1933
    Helmut Senekowitsch, Austrian footballer (d. 2007)
  • 1937
    Manos Loïzos, Greek composer (d. 1982)
  • 1938
    Timos Perlegas, Greek actor (d. 1993)
  • 1969
    Helmut Lotti, Belgian singer
  • 1973
    Ichiro Suzuki, Japanese baseball player
  • 1975
    Jesse Tyler Ferguson, American actor
  • 1978
    Owais Shah, English cricketer

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