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This Day in History for October 22

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1879 – Thomas Edison perfects carbonized cotton filament light bulb.

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

1924 – Toastmasters International is founded.

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

1934 – In East Liverpool, Ohio, notorious bank robber Charles “Pretty Boy” Floyd is shot and killed by FBI agents,

1939 – NBC becomes first network to televise a pro football game; Brooklyn Dodgers beat Philadelphia Eagles, 23-14 at Brooklyn’s Ebbets Field.

1942 – “Now, Voyager” film directed by Irving Rapper starring Bette Davis, Paul Henreid and Claude Rain premieres in New York.

1950 – LA Rams beat Baltimore Colts 70-27.

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

1967 – Ryder Cup Golf, Champions GC: US beats Great Britain 23 1/2 – 8 1/2; Ben Hogan captains Americans to record 15-point victory margin.

1968 – Apollo 7 returns to Earth.

1975 – “Me & Bessie” opens at Ambassador Theater NYC for 453 performances.

1979 – Walt Disney World’s 100-millionth guest.

1981 – US national debt tops $1 trillion.

1988 – Elton John sells out Madison Square Garden for a record 26th time.

1991 – General Motors announces 9 month loss of $US2.2 billion.

1997 – Compaq testifies Microsoft threatens to break Windows 95 agreement if they showcased a Netscape icon.

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.

2009 – Microsoft releases Windows 7.

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

2019 – Top US diplomat in Ukraine, Bill Taylor, testifies President Donald Trump tied aid to Ukraine to demands the country open an investigation into the Biden family.