October 22: Day of the Week
October 22, 2021 is the 295th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 70 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.
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Here’s the October calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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)
- 1383The 1383-1385 Crisis in Portugal: King Fernando dies without a male heir to the Portuguese throne, sparking a period of civil war and disorder.
- 1633Battle of southern Fujian sea: The Ming dynasty defeats the Dutch East India Company.
- 1707Scilly 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.
- 1746The College of New Jersey (later renamed Princeton University) receives its charter.
- 1790Warriors 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.
- 1924Toastmasters International is founded.
- 1928Phi Sigma Alpha fraternity is founded at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus.
- 1962Cuban 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.
- 1972Vietnam 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.
- 2006A Panama Canal expansion proposal is approved by 77.8% of voters in a National referendum held in Panama.
Who were born on October 22?
- 1912Frances Drake, American actress (d. 2000)
- 1921Alexander Kronrod, Russian mathematician (d. 1986)
- 1942Bobby Fuller, American rock guitarist (d. 1966)
- 1943Jan de Bont, Dutch film director
- 1943Robert Long, Dutch singer, songwriter and television presenter.(d. 2006)
- 1948Lynette Fromme, American attempted assassin of Gerald Ford
- 1968Stéphane Quintal, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1979Doni, Brazilian footballer
- 1985Evagelia Aravani, Greek fashion model
- 1986Kara Lang, Canadian footballer
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