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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.
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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)
- 1730Construction of the Ladoga Canal is completed.
- 1784Russia founds a colony on Kodiak Island, Alaska.
- 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.
- 1877The Blantyre mining disaster in Scotland kills 207 miners.
- 1878The first rugby match under floodlights takes place in Salford, between Broughton and Swinton.
- 1928Phi Sigma Alpha fraternity is founded at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus.
- 1941World War II: French resistance member Guy Môquet and 29 other hostages are executed by the Germans in retaliation for the death of a German officer.
- 1943World War II: in the Second firestorm raid on Germany, the Royal Air Force conducts an air raid on the town of Kassel, killing 10,000 and rendering 150,000 homeless.
- 1957Vietnam War: First United States casualties in Vietnam.
- 1968Apollo program: Apollo 7 safely splashes down in the Atlantic Ocean after orbiting the Earth 163 times.
Who were born on October 22?
- 1734Daniel Boone, American pioneer and hunter (d. 1820)
- 1939Joaquim Chissano, former (2nd) President of Mozambique
- 1945Sheila Sherwood, British long jumper
- 1946Claude Charron, French-Canadian politician and TV personality
- 1947Raymond Bachand, French-Canadian politician and businessman
- 1952Jeff Goldblum, American actor
- 1968Jay Johnston, American actor and comedian (Mr. Show)
- 1968Stéphane Quintal, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1974Tim Kinsella, American musician
- 1988Matt Evans, Filipino actor
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