On this Day in History, October 22

There are days that we will carry in our hearts and minds until we die. Some of them are the best we ever had, while some are too heavy to even put into words.

Looking back into history, what are some of the things that happened on  October 22 in different years? Let’s see!

  • 1797 – French balloonist, André-Jacques Garnerin, became the first person to jump with a parachute.
  • 1836 – Inauguration of Sam Houston as the first constitutionally elected president of the Republic of Texas.
  • 1884 – The International Meridian Conference adopted Greenwich, England as the initial longitudinal meridian.
  • 1936– The long march, a 6000-mile journey made by members of the Red Army, in China came to an end.
  • 1954 – The Federal Republic of Germany was invited to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).
  • 1962 – American President John F. Kennedy, via radio and television, informed the citizens of the U.S. about his order to send U.S. forces to blockade Cuba.
  • 1983 – An armed man crashed a truck through front gates and demanded to speak with U.S. President Ronald Reagan, at the Augusta National Golf Course in Georgia.
  • 1986 – The Tax Reform Act of 1986  was signed into law by U.S. President Reagan.
  • 1991 – The European Community and the European Free Trade Association agreed to create a free trade zone of 19 nations by the year 1993.
  • 1995 – The United Nations marked its 50th-anniversary with a record number of world leaders attending.
  • 1998 – The United Nations announced that over 2 million children had been killed in war as innocent victims since 1987.
  • 1998 – The carpet weaving industry of Pakistan announced that they would begin to phase out child labor.
  • 1999 – China ended its first-ever human rights conference in which it defied Western definitions of civil liberties.
  • 1999 – The U.N. Security Council voted to send 6,000 troops to Sierra Leone to oversee a peace plan that had been signed in July.
  • 2008 – The first lunar mission was launched by the Indian Space Research Organization.
  • 2008 – The iTunes Music Store reached 200 million applications downloaded.
  • 2010 – The Internation Space Station set a record of 3641 days, being the longest continuous human occupation of space.
  • 2014 – The iPad Air 2 was released in the U.S.
  • 2018 – Cameroon’s President Paul Biya won the seventh term in office.
  • 2018 – Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison made a public apology to victims of child sexual abuse in institutions.


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