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Friday October 22, 2021

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.

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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)

  • 362
    A mysterious fire destroys the Temple of Apollo at Daphne outside Antioch.
  • 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.
  • 1797
    One thousand meters (3,200 feet) above Paris, André-Jacques Garnerin makes the first recorded parachute jump.
  • 1844
    The Great Anticipation: Millerites, followers of William Miller, anticipate the end of the world in conjunction with the Second Advent of Christ. The following day became known as the Great Disappointment.
  • 1859
    Spain declares war on Morocco.
  • 1878
    The first rugby match under floodlights takes place in Salford, between Broughton and Swinton.
  • 1927
    Nikola Tesla exposed his six (6) new inventions including motor with onephase electricity
  • 1928
    Phi Sigma Alpha fraternity is founded at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus.
  • 1957
    Vietnam War: First United States casualties in Vietnam.
  • 1975
    The Soviet unmanned space mission Venera 9 lands on Venus.

Who were born on October 22?

  • 1511
    Erasmus Reinhold, German astronomer and mathematician (d. 1553)
  • 1870
    Ivan Bunin, Russian writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1953)
  • 1912
    George N. Leighton, American jurist
  • 1936
    Col. John Blashford-Snell, British explorer and author
  • 1938
    Christopher Lloyd, American actor
  • 1952
    Jeff Goldblum, American actor
  • 1967
    Salvatore Di Vittorio, Italian composer and conductor
  • 1971
    Kornel David, Hungarian basketball player
  • 1981
    Michael Fishman, Cuban/American actor
  • 1982
    Mark Renshaw, Australian cyclist

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