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October 22, 2015

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Today is Thursday October 22, 2015 295 day of 2015, 70 remaining Sunrise: 7:25 a.m. Sunset: 6:22p.m. 10 hours and 57 minutes of daylight today Moonrise 3:26 p.m. Moonset: 1:46 a.m. Special Celebrations today: Today is National Nut Day On This Day In: 1746 - The College of New Jersey was officially chartered. It later became known as Princeton University. 1797 - Andre-Jacques Garnerin made the first recorded parachute jump. He made the jump from about 3,000 feet. 1836 - Sam Houston was inaugurated as the first constitutionally elected president of the Republic of Texas. 1844 - This day is recognized as "The Great Disappointment" among those who practiced Millerism. The world was expected to come to an end according to the followers of William Miller. 1879 - Thomas Edison conducted his first successful experiment with a high-resistance carbon filament. 1883 - The New York Horse show opened. The first national horse show was formed by the newly organized National Horse Show Association of America. 1907 - The Panic of 1907 began when depositors began withdrawing money from many New York banks. 1939 - The first televised pro football game was telecast from New York. Brooklyn defeated Philadelphia 23-14. 1950 - The Los Angeles Rams set an NFL record by defeating the Baltimore Colts 70-27. It was a record score for a regular season game. 1954 - The Federal Republic of Germany was invited to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). 1959 - "Take Me Along" opened on Broadway. 1962 - U.S. President Kennedy went on radio and television to inform the United States about his order to send U.S. forces to blockade Cuba. The blockade was in response to the discovery of Soviet missile bases on the island. 1968 - Apollo 7 splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean. The spacecraft had orbited the Earth 163 times. 1975 - Air Force Technical Sergeant Leonard Matlovich was discharged after publicly declaring his homosexuality. His tombstone reads " "A gay Vietnam Veteran. When I was in the military they gave me a medal for killing two men and a discharge for loving one." 1979 - The ousted Shah of Iran, Mohammad Riza Pahlavi was allowed into the U.S. for medical treatment. 1981 - The Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization was decertified by the federal government for its strike the previous August. 1983 - At the Augusta National Golf Course in Georgia, an armed man crashed a truck through front gates and demanded to speak with U.S. President Ronald Reagan. 1986 - U.S. President Reagan signed the Tax Reform Act of 1986 into law. 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 50th anniversary of the United Nations was marked by a record number of world leaders gathering. 1998 - The United Nations announced that over 2 million children had been killed in war as innocent victims since 1987. 1998 - Pakistan's carpet weaving industry 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 iTunes Music Store reached 200 million applications downloaded. 2010 - The Internation Space Station set the record (3641 days) for the longest continuous human occupation of space. It had been continously inhabited since November 2, 2000. 2014 - The iPad Air 2 was released in the U.S. If today is your birthday you share your special day with: Franz Liszt 1811 Sarah Bernhardt 1844 Giovanni Martinelli 1885 Curly Howard 1903 George Beadle 1903 Constance Bennett 1905 Jimmie Foxx 1907 Boots Mallory 1913 Harry Walker 1916 Joan Fontaine 1917 Doris Lessing 1919 Mitzi Green 1920 Timothy Leary 1920 Slater Martin 1925 Robert Rauschenberg 1925 Dory Previn 1930 Derek Jacobi 1938 - Actor Christopher Lloyd 1938 - Actor ("Taxi," "Back to the Future" movies) Tony Roberts 1939 - Actor Ray Jones (Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas) 1939 Stanley Mazor 1941 Annette Funicello 1942 Catherine Deneuve 1943 - Actress Bobby Fuller (Bobby Fuller Four) 1943 Leslie West (Mountain) 1945 Eddie Brigati (The [Young] Rascals) 1945 Butch Goring 1949 - Hocky player Stiv Bators (Dead Boys) 1949 Jeff Goldblum 1952 - Actor Patti Davis 1953 Jamie Quirk 1954 - Baseball player Todd Graff 1959 Cris Kirkwood (Meat Puppets) 1960 John Wesley Harding 1965 Valeria Golino 1966 Carlos Mencia 1967 - Comedian Shaggy 1968 - Rapper Shelby Lynne 1968 Tracey Lee 1970 Saffron Burrows 1972 - Actress ("Boston Legal") Ichiro Suzuki 1973 - Baseball player Jesse Tyler Ferguson 1975 - Actor ("Modern Family") Michael Fishman 1980 Zachary Hanson 1985 - Musician (Hanson) Jonathan Lipnicki 1990 Tags: Daily Almanac/tides