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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)

  • 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.
  • 1746
    The College of New Jersey (later renamed Princeton University) receives its charter.
  • 1797
    One thousand meters (3,200 feet) above Paris, André-Jacques Garnerin makes the first recorded parachute jump.
  • 1875
    First telegraphic connection in Argentina.
  • 1879
    Using a filament of carbonized thread, Thomas Edison tests the first practical electric incandescent light bulb (it lasted 13½ hours before burning out).
  • 1907
    Panic of 1907: A run on the stock of the Knickerbocker Trust Company sets events in motion that will lead to a depression.
  • 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.
  • 1981
    The United States Federal Labor Relations Authority votes to decertify the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization for its strike the previous August.
  • 2008
    India launches its first unmanned lunar mission Chandrayaan-1.

Who were born on October 22?

  • 1858
    German Empress Augusta Victoria, wife of German Emperor Wilhelm II (d. 1921)
  • 1913
    Tamara Desni, German-born British actress (d. 2008)
  • 1922
    Juan Carlos Lorenzo, Argentine footballer (d. 2001)
  • 1923
    Bert Trautmann, German former footballer
  • 1929
    Lev Yashin, Soviet footballer (d. 1990)
  • 1945
    Leslie West, American musician
  • 1945
    Yvan Ponton, Canadian actor and television host
  • 1969
    Helmut Lotti, Belgian singer
  • 1971
    Kornel David, Hungarian basketball player
  • 1985
    Evagelia Aravani, Greek fashion model

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