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October 22 Historical Events

The following events took place on October 22. The list is arranged in chronological order.

Found 60 events. Showing 1 - 30.

  • 4004 BC
    The world was created at approximately six o'clock in the evening, according to the Ussher chronology.
  • 362
    The temple of Apollo at Daphne, outside Antioch, is destroyed in a mysterious fire.
  • 451
    The Council of Chalcedon adopts the Chalcedonian Creed regarding the divine and human nature of Jesus Christ.
  • 794
    Emperor Kanmu relocates the Japanese capital to Heiankyo (now Kyoto).
  • 1383
    The 1383–85 Crisis in Portugal: King Fernando dies without a male heir to the Portuguese throne, sparking a period of civil war and disorder.
  • 1575
    Foundation of Aguascalientes.
  • 1633
    Battle of Liaoluo Bay: 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.
  • 1746
    The College of New Jersey (later renamed Princeton University) receives its charter.
  • 1777
    American Revolutionary War: American defenders of Fort Mercer on the Delaware River repulse repeated Hessian attacks in the Battle of Red Bank.
  • 1784
    Russia founds a colony on Kodiak Island, Alaska.
  • 1790
    Warriors of the Miami people under Chief Little Turtle defeat United States troops under General Josiah Harmar at the site of present-day Fort Wayne, Indiana, in the Northwest Indian War.
  • 1797
    André-Jacques Garnerin makes the first recorded parachute jump from one thousand meters (3,200 feet) above Paris.
  • 1836
    Sam Houston is inaugurated as the first President of the Republic of Texas.
  • 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.
  • 1866
    A plebiscite ratifies the annexion of Veneto and Mantua to Italy, occurred three days before, on October 19.
  • 1875
    First telegraphic connection in Argentina.
  • 1877
    The Blantyre mining disaster in Scotland kills 207 miners.
  • 1878
    The first rugby match under floodlights takes place in Salford, between Broughton and Swinton.
  • 1879
    Using a filament of carbonized thread, Thomas Edison tests the first practical electric incandescent light bulb (it lasted 13½ hours before burning out).
  • 1883
    The Metropolitan Opera House in New York City opens with a performance of Gounod’s Faust.
  • 1884
    Greenwich, in London, England, is adopted as Universal Time meridian of longitude by the International Meridian Conference.
  • 1895
    In Paris an express train derails after overrunning the buffer stop, crossing almost 30 m of concourse before crashing through a wall and falling 10 m to the road below.
  • 1907
    Panic of 1907: A run on the stock of the Knickerbocker Trust Company sets events in motion that will lead to a depression.
  • 1910
    Dr. Crippen is convicted at the Old Bailey of poisoning his wife and is subsequently hanged at Pentonville Prison in London.
  • 1923
    The royalist Leonardopoulos–Gargalidis coup d'état attempt fails in Greece, discrediting the monarchy and paving the way for the establishment of the Second Hellenic Republic.
  • 1924
    Toastmasters International is founded.
  • 1926
    J. Gordon Whitehead sucker punches magician Harry Houdini in the stomach in Montreal, precipitating his death.

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