Today's History Trivia for October 22
1975 First pictures transmitted from another planet The Soviet Venera 9 transmits pictures from Venus.
1962 Cuban Missile Crisis Pres. Kennedy announces the presence of offensive Soviet missile buildup in Cuba.
1923 World record for an hour's typing Albert Tangora of New Jersey averages 147 words per minute. Source: Guinness Book of World Records
1922 Amelia Earhart The famed aviator flies to an altitude of 14,000 feet (4,300 m), setting a world record for female pilots and her first of many records.
1883 Metropolitan Opera House opens in New York.
1844 The end of the world According to the religious followers of William Miller who supposedly gave away their earthly possessions in preparation for the event.
1836 First president of Texas Sam Houston is sworn in.
1797 First parachute jump André-Jacques Garnerin in Paris.
1746 Princeton University College of New Jersey is founded. It was later renamed Princeton. Princeton was the first to use the word "campus" (c 1774).
2134 B.C. Earliest Record of a Solar Eclipse The Chinese make records of the celestial event.
Today's Birthdays for October 22
1952 Jeff Goldblum American actor. Film: Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978), Transylvania 6-5000 (1985), and The Fly (1986).
1948 Squeaky Fromme (Lynette Alice Fromme), Charles Manson follower. She was convicted of attempting to assassinate Pres. Ford (1975).
1943 Catherine Deneuve (Catherine Dorléac), French actress, international film star. Film: The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964, French Film Academy Award) and Belle de Jour (1967).
1942 Bobby Fuller d. 1966 American singer, songwriter, formed The Bobby Fuller Four. Music: I Fought the Law (1966). He died in a mysterious car accident just as the group was taking off.
1942 Annette Funicello d. 2013 American actress, Mouseketeer and star of 1960s Beach Party movies.
1939 Tony Roberts American actor. Film: Play It Again Sam (1972) and Annie Hall (1977).
1938 Christopher Lloyd American Emmy-winning actor. Film: Back to the Future (1985, Doc) and The Addams Family (1991, Uncle Fester). TV: Taxi (Reverend Jim).
1936 Bobby Seale American political activist. He co-founded the Black Panthers (1966) with Heuy Newton.
1920 Timothy Leary d. 1996 American psychologist. He promoted the psychedelic experience of the '60s with his famous phrase "Turn on, tune in, and drop out." Pres. Nixon called him "the most dangerous man in America."
1917 Joan Fontaine d. 2013 (Joan de Beauvoir de Havilland), British-American Oscar-winning actress. Film: Suspicion (1941, Oscar). She and her sister Olivia de Havilland are the only siblings to have won lead acting Oscars.
1906 Sidney Kingsley d. 1995 (Sidney Kirshner), American Pulitzer-winning playwright. Writings: Men in White (1933, Pulitzer) and Night Life (1962).
1844 Sarah Bernhardt d. 1923 (Rosine Bernard), French actress, called Divine Sarah. She is considered the first great actress to appear in a motion picture (1900). She continued her successful career after her leg was amputated in 1915.
1811 Franz Liszt d. 1886 Hungarian composer. He is famous for his Hungarian rhapsodies.
Deaths for October 22
1983 Frank Epperson b. 1894 American inventor. Invented the Popsicle (1923) when he accidentally left a glass of soda with a mixing stick on a windowsill overnight causing it to freeze. He originally called it the "Epsicle."
1831 William Barton b. 1748 American Revolutionary officer. Famous for his capture of the British general Robert Prescott in 1777. He also helped design the Great Seal of the U.S. It bore a spread eagle with the motto "E Pluribus Unum" (Out of many, one).
2009 Soupy Sales b. 1926 (Milton Supman), American comedian. TV: What's My Line? (1968-75).
2006 Arthur Hill b. 1922 Canadian Tony-winning actor. Stage: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1962, Tony). TV: Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law (title role).
2004 Samuel L. Gravely, Jr b. 1922 American military leader. First black admiral in the U.S. Navy (1971). He was also the first black in the U.S. Navy to serve aboard a fighting ship as an officer, the first to command a Navy ship, the first fleet commander, and the first to become a flag officer.
1992 Cleavon Little b. 1939 American Tony-Emmy-winning actor. Film: Blazing Saddles (1974, the sheriff).
1904 Samuel Warren Abbott b. 1837 American physician, pioneer public health statistician, he published the first adequate public study in the U.S. (1900).
1775 Peyton Randolph b. circa 1721 American patriot, first and third president of the Continental Congress (1774, 1774-75).