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On This Day: October 22nd

This is 295th day of the year and 70 days remain in the year.

in history
1797
Andre-Jacques Garnerin made the first parachute jump from a balloon.
1836
Sam Houston was inaugurated as the first president of the Republic of Texas.
1954
1962
President Kennedy announced an air and naval blockade of Cuba, following the discovery of Soviet missile bases on the island.
1973
Spanish cellist, conductor, and composer Pablo Casals died in Puerto Rico, at age 96.
1979
Muhammad Reza Shah Pahlevi, the deposed Shah of Iran, was allowed in the United States for medical treatment. This action led to the Iran hostage crisis.
October 22 BirthdaysFranz Liszt1811–86, Hungarian composer and pianist.
Catherine Deneuveactor
Jeff Goldblumactor
Amanda Coetzertennis player
Annette Funicelloactress
Collis Potter Huntingtonrailroad builder
John Reedjournalist and radical
Doris Lessingnovelist
Bobby Sealeblack activist
Christopher Lloydactor
Sarah Bernhardtactress



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