On October 22nd...
open in a new window
Emperor Kanmu relocated the Japanese
capital to Heiankyo (now Kyoto).
University received its charter.
Composer Franz Liszt was born.
Sam Houston was inaugurated as the first President
of the Republic of Texas.
Agricultural chemist Stephen Moulton
Babcock was born.
The first telegraph line linking the west
and east coasts was completed.
Confederate troops defeated Kansas militia troops
at the Battle of the Big Blue (Missouri).
The Boston Symphony Orchestra gave its first
The world's first automobile dealership opened in
1897 Hector Boiardi, aka Chef
Boy-Ar-Dee, was born.
Librarian and author Justin Winsor died.
1903 Biologist George Wells Beadle was born.
1903 Comic actor Curly Howard
Painter Paul CÚzanne died.
Ringling Brothers Greatest Show on Earth
bought Barnum & Bailey circus.
proponent Timothy Leary was born.
Toastmasters International was founded.
1926 J. Gordon
Whitehead sucker-punched magician Harry Houdini
in the stomach.
Armed robber and murderer Charles Arthur "Pretty
Boy" Floyd was killed by law enforcement
Carlson demonstrated the first Xerox copying
1938 Actor Christopher Lloyd was
"Squeaky" Fromme, failed assassin of
President Gerald Ford, was born.
1962 U.S. President John
F. Kennedy publicly announced a U.S. naval
blockade of Cuba in response to the Soviet Union
installing missile bases on that island.
U.S. Olympic gold medalist figure skater, was
Cellist Pablo Casals died.
Actor Cleavon Little died.
Comedian Soupy Sales died.
Questions or comments about