Tuesday October 22, 2024
A date scroll with Latin text from “The Extremes of Good and Evil” by Cicero, written in 45 BC.

October 22: Day of the Week

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)

1633
Battle of southern Fujian sea: The Ming dynasty defeats the Dutch East India Company.
1707
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.
1836
Sam Houston is inaugurated as the first President of the Republic of Texas.
1866
A plebiscite ratifies the annexion of Veneto and Mantua to Italy, occurred three days before, on October 19.
1895
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.
1907
Panic of 1907: A run on the stock of the Knickerbocker Trust Company sets events in motion that will lead to a depression.
1966
The Soviet Union launches Luna 12.
1983
Two correctional officers are killed by inmates at the United States Penitentiary in Marion, Illinois. The incident inspires the Supermax model of prisons.
2005
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.
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?

1197
Emperor Juntoku of Japan (d. 1242)
1858
German Empress Augusta Victoria, wife of German Emperor Wilhelm II (d. 1921)
1896
Charles Glen King, American biochemist (d. 1988)
1903
George Wells Beadle, American geneticist, Nobel laureate (d. 1989)
1913
Robert Capa, American war photographer (born in Hungary) (d. 1954)
1943
Robert Long, Dutch singer, songwriter and television presenter.(d. 2006)
1966
Valeria Golino, Italian actress
1969
Helmut Lotti, Belgian singer
1974
Jeff McInnis, American NBA basketball player
1986
Kara Lang, Canadian footballer

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