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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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.

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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)

  • 1746
    The College of New Jersey (later renamed Princeton University) receives its charter.
  • 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.
  • 1926
    J. Gordon Whitehead sucker punches magician Harry Houdini in the stomach in Montreal.
  • 1963
    A BAC One-Eleven prototype airliner crashes in UK with the loss of all on board.
  • 1966
    The Soviet Union launches Luna 12.
  • 1968
    Apollo program: Apollo 7 safely splashes down in the Atlantic Ocean after orbiting the Earth 163 times.
  • 1983
    Two correctional officers are killed by inmates at the United States Penitentiary in Marion, Illinois. The incident inspires the Supermax model of prisons.
  • 2006
    A Panama Canal expansion proposal is approved by 77.8% of voters in a National referendum held in Panama.
  • 2007
    Raid 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.

Who were born on October 22?

  • 1844
    Sarah Bernhardt, French Actress (d. 1923)
  • 1870
    Ivan Bunin, Russian writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1953)
  • 1896
    Charles Glen King, American biochemist (d. 1988)
  • 1912
    George N. Leighton, American jurist
  • 1921
    Alexander Kronrod, Russian mathematician (d. 1986)
  • 1923
    Bert Trautmann, German former footballer
  • 1963
    Brian Boitano, American figure skater
  • 1969
    Helmut Lotti, Belgian singer
  • 1978
    Chaswe Nsofwa, Zambian footballer (d. 2007)
  • 1992
    Sofia Vassilieva, American actress

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