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October 22nd In Pop Culture History

362 - The temple of Apollo at Daphne, outside Antioch, (in modern day Turkey) was destroyed in a fire.

1746 - The College of New Jersey (renamed Princeton University in 1896) received its charter.

1836 - Sam Houston was inaugurated as the first President of the Republic of Texas.

1879 - Thomas Edison tested the first practical electric incandescent light bulb - it lasted 13 1/2 hours.

1883 - The Metropolitan Opera House in New York City opened (with a performance of Gounod's Faust).

1926 - J. Gordon Whitehead punched magician Harry Houdini, while he was still preparing for it) in the stomach in Montreal, later causing his death.

1934 - In East Liverpool, Ohio, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents shot and killed bank robber Pretty Boy Floyd.

1962 - US President John F. Kennedy announced that American reconnaissance planes had found Soviet nuclear weapons in Cuba, and that he had ordered a naval "quarantine" of the Communist nation.

1964 - Jean-Paul Sartre was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, but turned down the honor because "a writer should not allow himself to be turned into an institution".

1976 - Red Dye No. 4 was banned by the US Food and Drug Administration.

1978 - The inauguration of Pope John Paul II took place in Saint Peter's Square.

October 22nd
Celebrity Birthdays

Now You Know...

Shaggy (1968)
Jeff Goldblum (1952)
Curly Howard (1903)
Catherine Deneuve (1943)
Annette Funicello (1942)
Joan Fontaine (1917)
Zac Hanson (1985)
According to “The Annals of the Old Testament,” the 1650 book by James Ussher, Archbishop of Armagh, in Ireland, God began the creation of the world at nightfall on the evening of Saturday, Oct. 22, in 4004 B.C.


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