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Thursday October 22, 2020

October 22: Day of the Week

October 22, 2020 was the 296th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 70 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.

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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)

  • 794
    Emperor Kanmu relocates the Japanese capital to Heiankyo (now Kyoto).
  • 1746
    The College of New Jersey (later renamed Princeton University) receives its charter.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1928
    Phi Sigma Alpha fraternity is founded at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus.
  • 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.
  • 1963
    A BAC One-Eleven prototype airliner crashes in UK with the loss of all on board.
  • 1983
    Two correctional officers are killed by inmates at the United States Penitentiary in Marion, Illinois. The incident inspires the Supermax model of prisons.
  • 2008
    India launches its first unmanned lunar mission Chandrayaan-1.

Who were born on October 22?

  • 1870
    Alfred Douglas, English partner of Oscar Wilde (d. 1945)
  • 1913
    Bảo Đại, Emperor of Vietnam (d. 1997)
  • 1913
    Tamara Desni, German-born British actress (d. 2008)
  • 1918
    Lou Klein, American baseball player (d. 1976)
  • 1921
    Georges Brassens, French singer (d. 1981)
  • 1938
    Timos Perlegas, Greek actor (d. 1993)
  • 1939
    Tony Roberts, American actor
  • 1971
    Kornel David, Hungarian basketball player
  • 1974
    Miroslav Šatan, Slovak ice hockey player
  • 1975
    Martín Cardetti, Argentine footballer

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