1734 – Daniel Boone the American explorer and hunter was born on the 22nd October 1734 (died 1820).
1746 – Princeton University originally known as The College of New Jersey received its charter on the 22nd October 1746.
1865 – Kristjan Raud the Estonian painter was born on the 22nd October 1865 (died 1943).
1882 – Edmund Dulac the French illustrator was born on the 22nd October 1882 (died 1953).
1895 – Gare Montparnasse in Paris had an express train plummet through their window on the 22nd October 1895, when it overran a buffer stop.
1913 – Robert Capa the Hungarian-American photographer was born on the 22nd October 1913 (died 1954).
1920 – Timothy Leary the American psychologist and author was born on the 22nd October 1920 (died 1996).
1924 – Toastmasters International was founded on the 22nd October 1924.
1925 – Robert Rauschenberg the American painter and illustrator was born on the 22nd October 1925 (died 2008).
1927 – Nikola Tesla exposed his 6 new inventions, including a motor with onephase electricity on the 22nd October 1927.
1946 – Deepak Chopra the Indian-American physician and author was born on the 22nd October 1946.
1952 – Jeff Goldblum the American actor was born on the 22nd October 1952.
1953 ~ Louise Burfitt-Dons (FRSA) the British writer, humanitarian and global warming campaigner was born on the 22nd October 1953. Louise Burfitt-Dons is best known for her anti-bullying activism as the founder of the charity Act Against Bullying ~ website: www.ActAgainstBullying.org | official website: www.LouiseBurfittDons.com
1966 – Luna 12 the Soviet Union launched on the 22nd October 1966.
1968 – Shaggy the Jamaican singer-songwriter was born on the 22nd October 1968.
1975 – Venera 9 the Soviet unmanned space mission landed on Venus on the 22nd October 1975.
2012 ~ Lance Armstrong (born Lance Gunderson) the disgraced American former professional road racing cyclist, was given a lifetime ban from competition cycling, and stripped of all 7 Tour de France titles on the 22nd October 2012. The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) charged Lance Armstrong with having used illicit performance enhancing drugs, after the Union Cycliste International (UCI) accepted USADA‘s verdict. Testicular cancer survivor Lance Armstrong resigned as chairman of the Lance Armstrong Foundation: Livestrong for cancer support, after USADA‘s charges against him were published.
2013 – The Australian Capital Territory became the first Australian jurisdiction to legalize same-sex marriage with the Marriage Equality Legislation Australian Capital Territory, 2013 on the 22nd October 2013.
Today in History for October 22nd ~ video presented by the Associated Press…