October 22 in History – What happened on 22 October in Past

22 October - Today in History - Important historical events happened on this day in India and World History

According to Gregory calendar, on October 22, the day number in a year is 295 and if it is a leap year then the day number is 296. October 22 has a special significance in India and world history, because many such incidents have occurred on this day which have been recorded forever in the pages of history. Let's know some such important events which will increase your general knowledge. The facts collected will be as follows: People born on this day, demise of famous people, war treaty, freedom of any country, invention of new technologies, change of power, important National and International Day etc.

October 22 in History - Top Historical Events

YearEvent / Incidence / Incident
1494Italian sailor Christopher Columbus embarked on his second sea voyage. In which Columbus discovered the Antil Islands.
1633Ming Chinese naval forces defeated a Dutch East India Company fleet in the Taiwan Strait, the largest naval encounter between Chinese and European forces before the First Opium War two hundred years later.
1707In one of the worst maritime disasters in the history of theBritish Isles, more than 1,400 sailors on four Royal Navy ships werelost in stormy weather off the Isles of Scilly.
1721Czar Peter the Great "All-Russian Emperor was made.
1728The terrible fire of 1728 in the city of Copenhagen was the biggest fire in the city's history.
1730Construction of the Ladoga Canal linking the Neva and the SvirRiver, one of the first major canals constructed in Russia, wascompleted.
1740A two-week massacre of ethnic Chinese in Batavia, Dutch EastIndies, came to an end with at least 10,000 people killed.
1746The College of New Jersey was established (it became Princeton University in 1896)
1797Dropping from a hydrogen balloon 3,200 feet (980 m) aboveParis, André-Jacques Garnerin carried out the first descent using aframeless parachute.
1836Sen. Houghton became the first President of the Republic of Texas.
1837Henry David Thoreau made his first journal entry at the suggestion of Ralph Waldo Emerson.
1844Millerites, including future members of the Seventh-dayAdventist Church, were greatly disappointed that Jesus did not return aspredicted by American preacher William Miller.
1867The foundation stone of the National University of Columbia was laid.
1867The National University of Columbia was established.
1875The first telegraphic connection began in Argentina.
1877The Blantyre mining disaster, Scotland's worst mining accident,occurred when an explosion at a colliery in Blantyre killed 207 miners.
1877The Brentir mining accident in Scotland killed 207 miners.
1879Thomas Edison performed a successful test using a carbonfilament thread in an incandescent light bulb, which wouldbecome the most successful version of the product.
1879American explorer Thomas Edison made the first successful use of a high resistive carbon filament.
1879The first sedition case under British rule was against the great revolutionary Basudev Balwani Phadke.
1879World's first car dealer showroom opens in London.
1884The Royal Observatory in Greenwich, London, was adopted asUniversal Time meridian of longitude.
1895A Granville–Paris Express train overran the buffer stop atParis' Gare Montparnasse station, careening across the concourse beforecrashing out of the station and plummeting onto the Place de Rennesbelow.
1895At Gare Montparnasse station in Paris, an express trainderailed after overrunning the buffer stop, crossing the concoursebefore crashing through a wall and falling to the plaza below.
1897The world's first car dealer opened in London.
1907A bank run forced New York's Knickerbocker Trust Company tosuspend operations, which triggered the Panic of 1907.
1914Congress passes the Revenue Act mandating the first tax on households with over $3,000 incomes.
1918The final phase of the First World War began with the invasion of the Joint Army on the German Army.
1929James Scullin became the 9th Prime Minister of Australia.
1932Charles de Brockville became Prime Minister of Belgium.
1962Cold War-U.S. President John F. Kennedy announced that Soviet nuclear weapons had been discovered in Cuba and that he had ordered anaval 'quarantine' of the island nation.
1962Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru dedicated India's largest multipurpose river valley project to the nation 'Bhakra Nangal'.
1967Anti-wars demonstrators stormed the Pentagon but were soon hurled back by the US Marshalls.
1975The Venus-9 \ 'spacecraft landed on the planet Venus.
1986US President Reagan signed the Tax Reform Act of 1986.
1998The United Nations announced the deaths of 2 million innocent children in the war since 1987.
1999Vichy France official Maurice Papon was jailed for crimes against humanity committed during World War II.
2001The worst flood Britain’s experienced in twenty years affects major parts as forecasters predict more copious rain.
2005The Avian influenza outbreak is discovered in the UK for the first time from a South American parrot, which died in quarantine as tests were carried out on it.
2006Leader of Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades terrorist organization in the Gaza Strip Bureij refugee camp, Mohammed Shahadeh, is shot dead outside his own home. Hamas members are accused but Fatah officials as perpetrators of the assassination.
2007George W. Bush, president of the United States, asks the US Congress for $189.3 billion to fund wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
2007Chinese President Hu Jintao commanded the ruling Chinese Communist Party for the second consecutive time.
2008The Indian Space Research Organisation launches Chandrayaan-1, India’s first unarmed lunar mission successfully.
2008ISRO launched Chandrayaan-1, India's first moon mission. This mission revealed the presence of water on the moon.
2009Becoming one of the first major churches to do so, the Lutheran Church of Sweden decides to conduct same-sex marriages.
2010Indonesia has finally confessed that the men observed torturing Papuan villagers in a video were soldiers of the Indonesian National Armed Forces.
2012UCI-sanctioned events participant and US professional road cyclist, Lance Armstrong, is stripped of the International Cycling Union of his seven Tour de France titles.
2013The Marriage Equality (Same Sex) Act 2013 made the AustralianCapital Territory the nation's first jurisdiction to legalise same-sexmarriage, although the High Court struck the act down two months later.



Famous Birthdays of October 22:

YearName / Profession / Country
1979Doni / Footballer / Brazil
1968Stéphane Quintal / Ice Hockey Player / Canada
1978Owais Shah / Cricketer / United Kingdom
1992Sofia Vassilieva / Actress / United States of America
1945Leslie West / Writer / United States of America
1988Parineeti Chopra / Actress / India
1900Ashfaqulla Khan / Activist / India
1957Henry Lauterbach / Jumper / Germany
1734Daniel Boone / Hunter / United States of America
1934Donald McIntyre / Opera Singer / New Zealand
1729Johann Reinhold Forster / Pastor / Germany
1921Alexander Kronrod / Mathematician / Russia
1952Julie Dash / Producer / United States of America
1919Doris Lessing / Poet / Britain
1749Cornelis van der Aa / Historian / Netherlands
1965A. L. Kennedy / Journalist / Scotland
1949Arsène Wenger / Footballer / France
1943Catherine E. Coulson / Actress / United States of America
1949Stiv Bators / Writer / United States of America
1886Erik Bergman / Politician / Sweden
1811Franz Liszt / Composer / Hungary
1947Raymond Bachand / Politician / Canada
1952Jeff Goldblum / Actor / United States of America
1882Edmund Dulac / Illustrator / United Kingdom
1903Curly Howard / Comedian / United States of America
1900Ashfaqullah Khan / Freedom Fighter / India
1972Saffron Burrows / Actress / United Kingdom
1965Valeria Golino / Actress / Italy
1844Sarah Bernhardt / Actress / France
1989Marco Restrepo / Musician / United States of America

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