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Notable Historical Events for October 22nd

1928Herbert Hoover speaks of "American system of rugged individualism"

1978Pope John Paul II is inaugurated as Pope

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

1926J. Gordon Whitehead sucker punches magician Harry Houdini in the stomach in Montreal.

1879Thomas Edison perfects carbonized cotton filament light bulb

1976Rick Barry (SF), begins then longest NBA free throw streak of 60

1721Tsar Peter the Great becomes "All-Russian Imperator"

1984Paul McCartney releases "Give My Regards to Broad Street" soundtrack

1906Henry Ford becomes President of Ford Motor Company

1962JFK imposes naval blockade on Cuba, beginning missile crisis

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Notable Birthdays on October 22nd

1917Joan Fontaine, Tokyo, Japan, British-American actress (Gunga Din, Ivanhoe, Rebecca), (d. 2013)

1811Franz Liszt, Raiding Hungary, romantic composer/virtuoso pianist (Faust Symphony), (d. 1886)

1968Shaggy [Orville Richard Burrell], Kingston, Jamaica, reggae rapper (Boombastic)

1913Robert Capa, Hungarian war photographer and photojournalist

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Notable Weddings on October 22nd

1967Actor Morgan Freeman (30) weds Jeanette Adair Bradshaw

1981Best-selling author Michael Crichton (39) weds broadcast journalist Suzanne Childs

1945Actress Eva Peron-Duarte (26) weds military officer Juan Perón (50)

1970Singer James Brown (37) weds Deidre Jenkins in Barnwell, South Carolina

2011Actor and comedian Robin Williams (60) weds graphic designer Susan Schneider at the luxurious Meadow Wood Resort in the Napa Valley town of St. Helena, California

2001Tennis champion Andre Agassi (31) weds fellow tennis champion Steffi Graf (32) in Las Vegas, Nevada

October 22nd Weddings
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Notable Deaths on October 22nd

1906Paul Cézanne, French Post-Impressionist painter (b. 1839)

1975Arnold Toynbee, English historian/cultural sociologist, dies at 86

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