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Tuesday October 22, 2019

October 22: Day of the Week

October 22, 2019 was the 295th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 70 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.

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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)

  • 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.
  • 1730
    Construction of the Ladoga Canal is completed.
  • 1797
    One thousand meters (3,200 feet) above Paris, André-Jacques Garnerin makes the first recorded parachute jump.
  • 1866
    A plebiscite ratifies the annexion of Veneto and Mantua to Italy, occurred three days before, on October 19.
  • 1879
    Using a filament of carbonized thread, Thomas Edison tests the first practical electric incandescent light bulb (it lasted 13½ hours before burning out).
  • 1926
    J. Gordon Whitehead sucker punches magician Harry Houdini in the stomach in Montreal.
  • 1957
    Vietnam War: First United States casualties in Vietnam.
  • 1963
    A BAC One-Eleven prototype airliner crashes in UK with the loss of all on board.
  • 1964
    Canada: A Multi-Party Parliamentary Committee selects the design which becomes the new official Flag of Canada.

Who were born on October 22?

  • 1701
    Maria Amalia of Austria, Holy Roman Empire Empress (d. 1756)
  • 1887
    John Reed, American journalist (d. 1920)
  • 1908
    John Gould, American humorist, essayist, and columnist (d. 2003)
  • 1912
    Frances Drake, American actress (d. 2000)
  • 1966
    Valeria Golino, Italian actress
  • 1968
    Shelby Lynne, American singer and songwriter
  • 1970
    Amy Redford, American actress, director and producer
  • 1978
    Chaswe Nsofwa, Zambian footballer (d. 2007)
  • 1985
    Evagelia Aravani, Greek fashion model
  • 1986
    Kara Lang, Canadian footballer

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