On This Day..... October 22

 

OCTOBER 22ND

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL NUT DAY
 

BIRTHDAYS:

  • SARAH BERNHARDT (1844-1923)
  • CURLY HOWARD (1903-1952)
 
  • JOAN FONTAINE (1917-2013)
  • CHRISTOPHER LLOYD (1938, 80)
 
  • ANNETTE FUNICELLO (1942-2013)
  • CATHERINE DENEUVE (1943, 75)
 
  • SQUEAKY FROMME (1948, 70)
  • JEFF GOLDBLUM (1952, 66)
 
  • BRIAN BOITANO (1963, 55)
  • SHAGGY (1968, 50)
 
  • SPIKE JONZE (1969, 49)
  • MICHAEL FISHMAN (1981, 37)
 
  • ZAC HANSON (1985, 33)
  • JONATHAN LIPNICKI (1990, 28)
 

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN  1746, PRINCETON UNIVERSITY IS CHARTERED
  • IN 1819, THE FIRST SHIP SAILS FROM ROME TO UTICA, NY VIA THE ERIE CANAL
  • IN 1836, SAM HOUSTON BECOMES THE FIRST PRESIDENT OF TEXAS
  • IN 1861, THE FIRST TELEGRAPH LINE LINKING THE EAST AND WEST COASTS OF THE U.S. BEGINS OPERATION
 
  • IN 1862, CONFEDERATE TROOPS RETAKE THE CUMBERLAND GAP IN TENNESSEE
  • IN 1879, THOMAS EDISON COMPLETES HIS CARBONIZED COTTON FILAMENT INSIDE A LIGHT BULB
  • IN 1881, THE BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PERFORMS ITS FIRST CONCERT
  • IN 1883, THE FIRST NEW YORK HORSE SHOW IS HELD IN MADISON SQUARE GARDEN
 
  • IN 1883, THE NEW YORK METROPOLITAN OPERA HOUSE HOLDS ITS FIRST SHOW, A PERFORMANCE OF “FAUST” FOR ITS GRAND OPENING
  • IN 1884, THE INTERATIONAL MERIDIAN CONFERENCE IN WASHINGTON, D.C. SETS “GREENWICH MEAN TIME”, CREATING 24 TIMES ZONES AROUND THE WORLD
  • IN 1885, THE BROTHERHOOD OF PROFESSIONAL BASE BALL PLAYERS FORMS IN SECRET, BECOMING THE FIRST UNOFFICIAL BASEBALL UNION
  • IN 1897, THE WORLD’S FIRST CAR DEALERSHIP OPENS IN LONDON
 
  • IN 1906, HENRY FORD BECOMES PRESIDENT OF THE FORD MOTOR COMPANY
  • IN 1907, THE RINGLING BROTHERS BUY BARNUM AND BAILEY’S CIRCUS
  • IN 1926, HARRY HOUDINI IS PUNCHED REPEATEDLY IN THE STOMACH BY A STUDENT WHO DID NOT BELIEVE HIS CHALLENGE THAT HE COULD WITHSTAND GUT PUNCHES BETTER THAN AN AVERAGE MAN. HOUDINI WAS UNAWARE HE HAD APPENDICITIS WHICH WAS EXACERBATED BY THE BEATING AND HE DIED NINE DAYS LATER FROM IT
 
  • IN 1934, PRETTY BOY FLOYD IS SHOT AND KILLED IN A SHOOTOUT WITH FBI AGENTS IN LIVERPOOL, OHIO
  • IN 1936, COMMERCIAL FLIGHTS BEGIN FROM HAWAII TO THE MAINLAND U.S.
  • IN 1938, CHESTER CARLSON DEMONSTRATES THE FIRST XEROX COPYING MACHINE
  • IN 1939, NBC TELEVISES THE FIRST EVER FOOTBALL GAME BETWEEN THE PHILADELPHIA EAGLES AND BROOKLYN DODGERS
 
  • IN 1945, JUAN AND EVA PERSON MARRIES IN A CIVIL CEREMONY IN JUNIN, ARGENTINA
  • IN 1948, CESAR CHAVEZ WEDS LABOR ACTIVIST HELEN FANELA
  • IN 1954, WEST GERMANY JOINS NATO
  • IN 1962, PRESIDENT KENNEDY ADDRESSES THE NATION ABOUT THE CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS WHILE ALSO IMPOSING A NAVAL BLOCKADE OF THE ISLAND
 
  • IN 1963, 225,000 STUDENTS BOYCOTT SCHOOL IN CHICAGO IN WHAT THEY CALL “THE FREEDOM DAY PROTEST”
  • IN 1964, EMI RECORDS DECLINES TO SIGN “HIGH NUMBERS” AFTER AN AUDITION. THEY GO ON TO RENAME THEMSELVES “THE WHO”
  • IN 1964, FRENCH AUTHOR JEAN-PAUL SARTRE DECLINES THE NOBEL PRIZE
 
  • IN 1966, BOBBY ORR SCORES HIS FIRST NHL GOAL AGAINST THE MONTREAL CANADIENS
  • IN 1966, THE SUPREMES ARE THE FIRST FEMALE GROUP TO HAVE A #1 ALBUM WITH “THE SUPREME A GO-GO”
  • IN 1967, MORGAN FREEMAN MARRIES JEANETTE BRADSHAW
  • IN 1969, PAUL MCCARTNEY DENIES RUMORS OF HIS DEATH
 
  • IN 1969, LED ZEPPELIN RELEASES “LED ZEPPELIN II”
  • IN 1970, JAMES BROWN MARRIES DEIDRE JENKINS
  • IN 1975, THE CINCINATTI REDS DEFEAT THE BOSTON RED SOX IN THE WORLD SERIES
  • IN 1976, RED DYE #4 IS BANNED BY THE U.S. FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATON AFTER STUDIES SHOW THAT IT CAUSES TUMORS IN DOG BLADDERS
 
  • IN 1981, THE U.S. NATIONAL DEBT PASSES A TRILLION DOLLARS
  • IN 1981, AFTER YEARS OF DEBATE THE U.S. FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION APPROVES ASPARTHAME ARTIFICIAL SWEETENER
  • IN 1986, NBC RADIO TRAFFIC REPORTER JANE DORNNACKER DIES DURING A LIVE TRAFFIC REPORT WHEN HER HELICOPTER CRASHES WHILE SHE IS ON AIR
 
  • IN 1988, SUPREME COURT JUSTICE SANDRA DAY O’CONNOR UNDERGOES SURGERY FOR BREAST CANCER
  • IN 1988, PHIL COLLINS HITS #1 WITH “GROOVY KIND OF LOVE”
  • IN 1988, GERALDO RIVERA PREMIERES “DEVIL WORSHIP: EXPOSING SATAN’S UNDERGROUND” ON NBC
 
  • IN 1997, WAYNE GRETSKY’S WIFE JANET IS KNOCKED UNCONSCIOUS WHEN THE PLEXIGLAS SHE IS SITTING BEHIND FALLS ON HER DURING A GAME
  • IN 2001, ANDRE AGASSI MARRIES STEFFI GRAF
  • IN 2009, SOUPY SALES DIES AT 83
 
  • IN 2001, ROBIN WILLIAMS MARRIES GRAPHIC DESIGNER SUSAN SCHNEIDER
  • IN 2007, KATE HUDSON DIVORCES BLACK CROWES SINGER CHRIS ROBINSON
  • IN 2012, TAYLOR SWIFT RELEASES “RED”
 
  • IN 2013, MARVEL RELEASES “THOR: THE DARK WORLD”
  • IN 2016, AT&T BUYS TIME WARNER FOR $85.4 BILLION DOLLARS
  • IN 2017, THE LOS ANGELES TIME PUBLISHES AN ARTICLE DETAILING 38 WOMEN ACCUSING HOLLYWOOD WRITER AND DIRECTOR JAMES TOBACK ON SEXUAL MISCONDUCT
  • IN 2018, ACTRESS SELMA BLAIR PUBLICIZES HER DIAGNOSIS OF MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS
 

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