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This Day in History for October 22

1836 – Sam Houston inaugurated as 1st elected President of the Republic of Texas.

1861 – 1st telegraph line linking West & East coasts completed.

1879 – Thomas Edison perfects carbonized cotton filament light bulb.

1906 – Henry Ford becomes President of Ford Motor Company.

1907 – Ringling Brothers Greatest Show on Earth buys Barnum & Bailey circus.

1907 – Panic of 1907: A run on Knickerbocker Trust Company stock leads to US wide run on banks.

1924 – Toastmasters International is founded.

1928 – Herbert Hoover speaks of “American system of rugged individualism”

1938 – Chester Carlson demonstrates 1st Xerox copying machine.

1942 – US Generals Clark & Lemnitzer & French General Mast meet secretly in Algeria.

1962 – Cuban missile crisis: US President John F. Kennedy addresses TV about Russian missile bases in Cuba and imposes a naval blockade on Cuba, beginning the missile crisis.

1963 – 225,000 students boycott Chicago schools in Freedom Day protest.

1968 – Apollo 7 returns to Earth.

1975 – World Football League disbands after Week 12 of their second session.

1976 – Red Dye No. 4 is banned by the US Food and Drug Administration after it is discovered that it causes tumors in the bladder of dogs. The dye is still used in Canada.

1981 – US national debt tops $1 trillion.

1992 – General Motors announces 9 month loss of $US2.2 billion.

2005 – Tropical Storm Alpha forms in the Atlantic Basin, making the 2005 Atlantic Hurricane Season the most active Atlantic hurricane season on record with 22 named storms.

2016 – AT&T buys Time Warner for $85.4 billion.

2018 – Pipe bombs sent to George Soros’ New York home address, first Democrat to receive series of pipe bombs in US.

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