ON THIS DAY: October 22, 2016

October 22nd is


Make a Difference Day *

National Knee Day

National Nut Day

National Color Day

Smart is Cool Day

October 22 Coalition Stop Police Brutality Day *

International Stuttering Awareness Day *

MORE! Franz Liszt, Sam Houston and Sarah Bernhardt, click



Canada – Vancouver BC:international Flags
Color Me Rad (3-mile slime race)

Egypt – Abu Simbel Festival

Netherlands – Amsterdam:
Dockyard Festival

South Korea – Busan:
Busan Fireworks Festival

United States – New Orleans LA:
Krewe of BOO! Halloween Parade


On This Day in HISTORY

362 – The temple of Apollo at Daphne, near Antioch, is destroyed in a mysterious fire

794 – Emperor Kanmu moves Japan’s capital to Heian-kyō (now Kyoto)


1575 – Aguascalientes is founded in North-Central Mexico by Juan de Montoro as a postal service rest stop between Zacatecas and Mexico City

1730 – Construction completed on the Ladoga Canal, linking the Neva and Svir Rivers, Peter the Great’s project to make transporting goods to St. Petersburg safer and faster

1746 – The College of New Jersey, originally a school to train ministers, receives its charter, after moving to Princeton NJ, it was renamed Princeton University


1784 – Russia founds a colony on Kodiak Island, Alaska

1797 – Andre-Jacques Gamerin makes first recorded parachute jump, from 3,000 feet

1811 – Hungarian composer and piano virtuoso Franz Liszt is born

1836 – Sam Houston inaugurated as Republic of Texas’ first constitutionally elected president

1844 – Followers of William Miller face “The Great Disappointment” when Jesus Christ doesn’t return to earth, nor does the world end, on the sixth date which Miller ‘predicted’

1844 – Sarah Bernhardt born, French actress, “The Divine Sarah” has been called the most famous actress of all time – she also sculpted and painted


1879 – Thomas Edison’s successful experiments with high-resistance carbon filament

1883 – In New York, the newly-organized National Horse Show Association of America hold the first national horse show in the U.S., and the Metropolitan Opera House holds its grand opening


1907 – Panic of 1907 begins as depositors withdraw money from many New York banks

1910 – Dr, Crippen is convicted at London’s Old Bailey of poisoning his wife and is sentenced to hang

1927 – Nicolas Tesla introduces a motor with one-phase electricity

1934 – FBI agents kill bank robber Pretty Boy Floyd in a shoot-out in Ohio

1954 – Federal Republic of German is invited to join N.A.T.O.

1961 – Chubby Checker performs “The Twist’ on the Ed Sullivan Show

1962 – President Kennedy informs Americans that he has ordered U.S. forces to blockade Cuba, in response to discovery of Soviet missile bases on the island

1964 – Jean-Paul Sartre refuses to accept the Nobel Prize in Literature

1965 – The Rolling Stones release “Get Off of My Cloud” in the U.K.

1968 – Apollo 7 slashes down in the Atlantic Ocean, after 163 orbits of the Earth

1976 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration bans Red Dye #4 after it is discovered to cause tumors in dogs

1981 – The Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization is decertified by the federal government for its strike the previous August

1983 – New York’s Metropolitan Opera celebrates its 100th anniversary


1986 – President Reagan signs the Tax Reform Act of 1986 into law

1992 – First Make a Difference Day * started by USA Weekend magazine, now sponsored by USA Today to encourage people to volunteer in their communities

1995 – The 50th anniversary of the United Nations was marked by a record number of world leaders gathering


1996 – First October 22 Coalition to Stop Police Brutality Day *

1998 – The first International Stuttering Awareness Day * is created and sponsored by International Stuttering Association

2010 – The International Space Station sets 3,641-day record for longest continuous human occupation of space




  • National Color Day header
  • International flags
  • Heian-Jingu Shrine, replica section of Heian period Imperial Palace of Emperor Kamnu
  • Library of the College of New Jersey (Princeton) post card
  • Sarah Bernhardt as Cleopatra card – Harvard Theatre Collection
  • The Old Met – built in 1883, demolished in 1967
  • British commemorative money and stamps for U.N. 50th anniversary
  • International Space Station


About wordcloud9

Nona Blyth Cloud has lived and worked in the Los Angeles area for the past 45 years, spending much of that time commuting on the 405 Freeway. After Hollywood failed to appreciate her genius for acting and directing, she began a second career managing non-profits, from which she has retired. Nona has now resumed writing whatever comes into her head, instead of reports and pleas for funding. She lives in a small house overrun by books with her wonderful husband and a bewildered Border Collie.
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