22 October

22 October

October 22 is the 295th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 70 days remain until the end of the year. 

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about October 22nd, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about October 22nd in history!

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

  • International Caps Lock Day
  • National Nut Day
  • Smart is Cool Day
  • International Stuttering Awareness Day

Historic Events

What Happened On This Day – October 22

2008: India Launches its First Lunar Mission

The unmanned space probe called Chandrayaan-1 was launched by the Indian Space Research Organisation. The probe successfully landed on the Moon on November 14, 2008, making India the 5th country to land a spacecraft on the Moon.

1957: François Duvalier takes office

François Duvalier, also known as Papa Doc, became the President of Haiti.

1936: End of the Long March in China

The Long March, a 6000-mile journey made by members of the Red Army led by Mao Zedong came to an end. The March was undertaken as a way to escape the Nationalist army of Chiang Kai-shek. The end of the March is also known in China as the “union of the three armies”.

1884: International Meridian Conference Adopts Greenwich, England as initial longitudinal meridian

26 countries participated in the conference which was held in Washington, D.C. In addition to making the meridian passing through the Observatory of Greenwich as the initial meridian for longitude or 0 degree longitude, the conference also defined a universal day which would “begin for all the world at the moment of mean midnight at the initial meridian, coinciding with the beginning of the civil day and date of that meridian; and is to be counted from zero up to twenty-four hours”.

1797: First Person to Jump With a Parachute

French balloonist André-Jacques Garnerin jumped out of a balloon over Parc Monceau in Paris using a silk parachute that he made himself.

2008: the first Android phone goes on sale.

the first Android phone goes on sale.

1977: International Sun-Earth Explorers 1 & 2 was launched into Earth orbit.

International Sun-Earth Explorers 1 & 2 was launched into Earth orbit.

1975: October 22, 1975 – The Soviet unmanned space mission Venera 9 lands on Venus.

October 22, 1975 – The Soviet unmanned space mission Venera 9 lands on Venus.

Famous Birthdays

Births On This Day, October 22

1973: Ichiro Suzuki, Japanese baseball player

1949: Arsène Wenger, French footballer, manager

1870: Ivan Bunin, Russian author, poet, Nobel Prize laureate

1844: Louis Riel, Canadian politician

1811: Franz Liszt, Hungarian pianist, composer

Heartbreaking Deaths

Deaths On This Day, October 22

2002: Richard Helms, American diplomat, 8th Director of Central Intelligence

1995: Kingsley Amis, English author, poet, critic

1954: Jibanananda Das, Bengali poet

1906: Paul Cézanne, French painter

741: Charles Martel, Frankish military leader, politician


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