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  • New Jersey, U.S.
    Wednesday Oct 22, 1879

    Incandescent light bulb

    Edison's first Successful Test

    New Jersey, U.S.
    Wednesday Oct 22, 1879

    After many experiments, first with carbon in the early 1880s and then with platinum and other metals, in the end Edison returned to a carbon filament. The first successful test was on 22 October 1879, and lasted 13.5 hours.




  • Xi'an, Shaanxi, China
    Sunday Oct 22, 1911

    Xinhai Revolution

    Shaanxi Uprising

    Xi'an, Shaanxi, China
    Sunday Oct 22, 1911

    On 22 October 1911, Shaanxi's Tongmenghui, led by Jing Dingcheng and Qian ding as well as Jing Wumu and others including Gelaohui, launched an uprising and captured Xi'an after two days of struggle.




  • Changsha, Hunan, China
    Sunday Oct 22, 1911

    Xinhai Revolution

    Changsha Restoration

    Changsha, Hunan, China
    Sunday Oct 22, 1911

    On 22 October 1911, the Hunan Tongmenghui were led by Jiao Dafeng and Chen Zuoxin. They headed an armed group, consisting partly of revolutionaries from Hongjiang and partly of defecting New Army units, in a campaign to extend the uprising into Changsha. They captured the city and killed the local Imperial general. Then they announced the establishment of the Hunan Military Government of the Republic of China and announced their opposition to the Qing Empire.




  • Spain
    Monday Oct 22, 1923

    Francisco Franco

    Marriage

    Spain
    Monday Oct 22, 1923

    On 22 October 1923, Franco married María del Carmen Polo y Martínez-Valdès.




  • Budapest, Hungary
    Monday Oct 22, 1956

    Hungarian Revolution of 1956

    Resurrect MEFESZ Student Union

    Budapest, Hungary
    Monday Oct 22, 1956

    By 22 October 1956, Technical University students had resurrected the banned MEFESZ student union.




  • Cyprus
    Tuesday Oct 22, 1957

    Cypriot intercommunal violence

    Sir Hugh Mackintosh Foot replaced Sir John Harding as the British Governor of Cyprus

    Cyprus
    Tuesday Oct 22, 1957

    On 22 October 1957 Sir Hugh Mackintosh Foot replaced Sir John Harding as the British Governor of Cyprus. Foot suggested five to seven years of self-government before any final decision. His plan rejected both enosis and taksim.




  • Najaf, Iraq
    Saturday Oct 22, 1977

    Iranian Revolution

    The death of Mostafa Khomeini

    Najaf, Iraq
    Saturday Oct 22, 1977

    The chain of events began with the death of Mostafa Khomeini, chief aide and eldest son of Ruhollah Khomeini. He mysteriously died at midnight on 23 October 1977 in Najaf, Iraq. SAVAK and Iraqi government declared heart attack as the cause of death, though many believed his death was attributed to SAVAK. Khomeini remained silent after the incident, but in Iran with the spread of the news there was a wave of protest in several cities and mourning ceremonies in major cities were held.


  • Vatican City, Italy
    Sunday Oct 22, 1978

    Pope John Paul II

    A Pope

    Vatican City, Italy
    Sunday Oct 22, 1978

    John Paul II dispensed with the traditional Papal coronation and instead received ecclesiastical investiture with a simplified Papal inauguration on 22 October 1978. During his inauguration, when the cardinals were to kneel before him to take their vows and kiss his ring, he stood up as the Polish prelate Stefan Cardinal Wyszyński knelt down, stopped him from kissing the ring, and simply hugged him.


  • Russia
    Sunday Oct 22, 1989

    Garry Kasparov

    Deep Thought

    Russia
    Sunday Oct 22, 1989

    On October 22, 1989, Kasparov defeated the chess computer "Deep Thought" in both games of a two-game match.


  • Panama City, Panama
    Sunday Oct 22, 1989

    Invasion of Panama

    Operation Nifty Package

    Panama City, Panama
    Sunday Oct 22, 1989

    The operation began with an assault of strategic installations, such as the civilian Punta Paitilla Airport in Panama City and a PDF garrison and airfield at Rio Hato, where Noriega also maintained a residence. U.S. Navy SEALs destroyed Noriega's private jet and a Panamanian gunboat. A Panamanian ambush killed four SEALs and wounded nine.


  • Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala, Belize, Mexico
    Thursday Oct 22, 1998

    Disasters with highest death tolls

    Hurricane Mitch

    Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala, Belize, Mexico
    Thursday Oct 22, 1998

    Hurricane Mitch is the second-deadliest Atlantic hurricane on record, causing over 11,000 fatalities in Central America in 1998, including approximately 7,000 in Honduras and 3,800 in Nicaragua due to catastrophic flooding from the slow motion of the storm.


  • Albany, New York, U.S.
    Sunday Oct 22, 2000

    Dwayne Johnson

    No Mercy (2000)

    Albany, New York, U.S.
    Sunday Oct 22, 2000

    The Rock lost the WWF Championship to Kurt Angle, at No Mercy, in October.


  • Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.
    Monday Oct 22, 2001

    Dwayne Johnson

    The Rock Teamed with Jericho

    Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.
    Monday Oct 22, 2001

    The next night on Raw, The Rock teamed with Jericho to win the WWF Tag Team Championship from The Dudley Boyz.


  • Delaware, U.S.
    Tuesday Oct 22, 2002

    Google LLC

    Google Was then reincorporated

    Delaware, U.S.
    Tuesday Oct 22, 2002

    Google was then reincorporated in Delaware on October 22, 2002.


  • Redmond, Washington, U.S.
    Thursday Oct 22, 2009

    Microsoft

    Window 7

    Redmond, Washington, U.S.
    Thursday Oct 22, 2009

    Windows 7 was officially released to the public.


  • Sea Cliff, San Francisco, California, U.S.
    Saturday Oct 22, 2011

    Robin Williams

    Third Marriage

    Sea Cliff, San Francisco, California, U.S.
    Saturday Oct 22, 2011

    Williams married his third wife, graphic designer Susan Schneider, on October 22, 2011, in St. Helena, California. The two lived at their house in Sea Cliff, San Francisco, California.


  • Cupertino, California, U.S.
    Tuesday Oct 22, 2013

    MacOS

    OS X 10.9 Mavericks

    Cupertino, California, U.S.
    Tuesday Oct 22, 2013

    With OS X engineers reportedly working on iOS 7, the version released in 2013, OS X 10.9 Mavericks, was something of a transitional release, with some of the skeuomorphic design removed, while most of the general interface of Mavericks remained unchanged.


  • Canada
    Thursday Oct 22, 2015

    Justin Trudeau

    Would end Canada's airstrike mission against ISIS

    Canada
    Thursday Oct 22, 2015

    On October 22, 2015, Trudeau stated that, once prime minister, he would end Canada's airstrike mission against ISIS.


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