Today in History for 22nd October 2018

Historical Events

794 – Emperor Kanmu relocates Japanese capital to Heiankyo (now Kyoto).
1884 – Sporting Life announces that both pennant winners will meet in 3 game series Oct 23-25 at Polo Grounds NYC to determine baseball champion
1913 – Explosion at Dawson NM coal mine kills 263 mine workers
1936 – 1st commercial flight from mainland to Hawaii
1938 – Chester Carlson demonstrates 1st Xerox copying machine
1968 – Apollo 7 returns to Earth

More Historical Events »

Famous Birthdays

1876 – Karl B Adam, German theologist (Christ our Brother)
1908 – John Gould, American humorist, essayist, and columnist (d. 2003)
1915 – Harry Hickox, Big Springs Tx, (Herb-Please Don’t Eat the Daisies)
1919 – Kathleen Ankers, American scenic designer (d. 2001)
1942 – Robin John Maconie, composer
1972 – Tyrone Williams, WLAF/NFL defensive tackle (Chicago Bears, Rhein Fire)

More Famous Birthdays »

Famous Deaths

1852 – Hans C E Freiherr von Gagern, German advisor to Dutch king, dies at 86
1994 – David Buchan, ethno-Musicologist, dies at 55
1995 – Ralph Whitlock, English writer, dies at 81
1997 – Leonid Amalrik, Russian animator (b. 1905)
2009 – Don Lane, American-born Australian television personality (b. 1933)
2017 – Paul J. Weitz, American test pilot and NASA astronaut (Skylab 2, STS 6), dies at 85

More Famous Deaths »

Read More