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Tuesday October 22, 2019

October 22: Day of the Week

October 22, 2019 is the 295th day of the year 2019 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.

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October 22 Historical Event(s)

  • 794
    Emperor Kanmu relocates the Japanese capital to Heiankyo (now Kyoto).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1943
    World War II: in the Second firestorm raid on Germany, the Royal Air Force conducts an air raid on the town of Kassel, killing 10,000 and rendering 150,000 homeless.
  • 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.
  • 1964
    Canada: A Multi-Party Parliamentary Committee selects the design which becomes the new official Flag of Canada.
  • 1976
    Red Dye No. 4 is banned by the US Food and Drug Administration after it is discovered that it causes tumors in the bladders of dogs. The dye is still used in Canada.
  • 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.
  • 2006
    A Panama Canal expansion proposal is approved by 77.8% of voters in a National referendum held in Panama.
  • 2008
    India launches its first unmanned lunar mission Chandrayaan-1.

Who were born on October 22?

  • 1844
    Louis Riel, Canadian Metis Political Leader (d. 1885)
  • 1844
    Sarah Bernhardt, French Actress (d. 1923)
  • 1858
    German Empress Augusta Victoria, wife of German Emperor Wilhelm II (d. 1921)
  • 1865
    Kristjan Raud, Estonian painter (d. 1943)
  • 1870
    Alfred Douglas, English partner of Oscar Wilde (d. 1945)
  • 1870
    Ivan Bunin, Russian writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1953)
  • 1903
    George Wells Beadle, American geneticist, Nobel laureate (d. 1989)
  • 1936
    Bobby Seale, American civil rights activist
  • 1939
    Joaquim Chissano, former (2nd) President of Mozambique
  • 1968
    Shaggy, Jamaican musician

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