October 22, 2024 is the 296th day of the year 2024 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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.
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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.
October 22 Historical Event(s)
Battle of southern Fujian sea: The Ming dynasty defeats the Dutch East India Company.
Scilly 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.
Sam Houston is inaugurated as the first President of the Republic of Texas.
A plebiscite ratifies the annexion of Veneto and Mantua to Italy, occurred three days before, on October 19.
In Paris an express train overruns a buffer stop and crosses more than 30 metres of concourse before plummeting through a window at Gare Montparnasse.
Panic of 1907: A run on the stock of the Knickerbocker Trust Company sets events in motion that will lead to a depression.
The Soviet Union launches Luna 12.
Two correctional officers are killed by inmates at the United States Penitentiary in Marion, Illinois. The incident inspires the Supermax model of prisons.
Tropical Storm Alpha forms in the Atlantic Basin, making the 2005 Atlantic Hurricane Season the most active Atlantic hurricane season on record with 22 named storms.
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?
Emperor Juntoku of Japan (d. 1242)
German Empress Augusta Victoria, wife of German Emperor Wilhelm II (d. 1921)
Charles Glen King, American biochemist (d. 1988)
George Wells Beadle, American geneticist, Nobel laureate (d. 1989)
Robert Capa, American war photographer (born in Hungary) (d. 1954)
Robert Long, Dutch singer, songwriter and television presenter.(d. 2006)
Valeria Golino, Italian actress
Helmut Lotti, Belgian singer
Jeff McInnis, American NBA basketball player
Kara Lang, Canadian footballer
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