Today in History: October 22, JFK reveals missile bases

Today in history

Today is Saturday, October 22nd, the 295th day of 2022. There are 70 days left in the year.

Today’s highlight in history:

On October 22, 1962, President John F. Kennedy, in a nationally broadcast address, revealed the presence of Soviet missile bases under construction in Cuba and announced a quarantine of all offensive military equipment shipped to the communist island nation.

On this date:

In 1836 Sam Houston was sworn in as the first constitutionally elected President of the Republic of Texas.

In 1926, Ernest Hemingway’s first novel, The Sun Also Rises, was published by Scribner’s in New York.

In 1928, Republican presidential candidate Herbert Hoover spoke of the “American system of rugged individualism” in a speech at New York’s Madison Square Garden.

In 1934, bank robber Charles “Pretty Boy” Floyd was shot dead by federal agents and local police on a farm near East Liverpool, Ohio.

In 1968, Apollo 7 safely returned from Earth orbit and landed in the Atlantic Ocean.

In 1979, the US government allowed the ousted Shah of Iran to travel to New York for medical treatment – a decision that sparked the Iran hostage crisis.

In 1981, the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization was disqualified by the federal government for its strike the previous August.

In 1995, the largest gathering of world leaders in history marked the 50th anniversary of the United Nations.

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In 2001, a second Washington, DC postal worker, Joseph P. Curseen, died of inhalational anthrax.

In 2014, a gunman shot dead a soldier standing guard at a war memorial in Ottawa, then stormed the Canadian Parliament before being shot dead by the normally ceremonial Sergeant-at-Arms.

In 2016, the Chicago Cubs won their first pennant since 1945, beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-0 in Game 6 of the NL Championship Series. (The Cubs would beat Cleveland in seven games in the World Series.)

In 2020, in the closing debate of the presidential campaign, President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden clashed over how to tame the raging coronavirus; Trump declared that the virus was “going away,” while Biden countered that the nation was heading for a “dark winter.”

Ten years ago: President Barack Obama sharply challenged Mitt Romney on foreign policy in his final campaign debate in Boca Raton, Fla., accusing him of “the false and reckless leadership that is all over the map”; The Republican coolly replied, “Attacking me is not an agenda” for dealing with a dangerous world. An Italian court sentenced seven experts to manslaughter for failing to adequately warn local residents about the risk before an earthquake struck central Italy in 2009 that killed more than 300 people. (The convictions were later overturned.) Native American activist Russell Means, 72, died in Rapid City, South Dakota.

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Five years ago: The most recent allegations of sexual harassment or assault in Hollywood targeted writer-director James Toback; The Los Angeles Times reported he was accused of sexual harassment by 38 women. US-backed fighters in Syria captured the country’s largest oil field from the Islamic State group, marking a major advance against the extremists. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has won a major victory in the national election that has decisively returned his ruling coalition to power.

A year ago: The Supreme Court allowed a Texas law banning most abortions to remain in effect while agreeing to hear arguments in the case. Florida businessman Lev Parnas, who helped Rudy Giuliani smear Joe Biden in Ukraine, has been convicted in New York of campaign finance crimes. Actor Peter Scolari, best known for his role on the TV series Newhart, has died in New York at the age of 66 after a two-year battle with cancer. Jay Black, frontman of the 1960s rock band Jay and the Americans, has died at the age of 82.

Birthdays today: Black Panther co-founder Bobby Seale is 86. Actor Christopher Lloyd is 84. Actor Derek Jacobi is 84. Actor Tony Roberts is 83. Film director Jan (yahn) de Bont is 79. Actor Catherine Deneuve is 79. Rock musician Eddie Brigati is 77 Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour is 75. Actor Jeff Goldblum is 70. Rock musician Greg Hawkes is 70. Film director Bill Condon is 67. Actor Luis Guzman is 66. Actor, writer and producer Todd Graff is 63. Rock musician Cris Kirkwood is 62. Actor and comedian Bob Odenkirk is 60. Olympic gold medal figure skater Brian Boitano is 59. Christian singer TobyMac is 58. Singer-songwriter John Wesley Harding (Wesley Stace) is 57. The Actress Valeria Golino is 56. Comedian Carlos Mencia is 55. Country singer Shelby Lynne is 54. Reggae rapper Shaggy is 54. Film director Spike J onze is 53. Rapper Tracey Lee is 52. Actress Saffron Burrows is 50. Actress Carmen Ejogo is 49. Former MLB player Ichiro Suzuki ( EE’-cheer-oh soo-ZOO’-kee) is 49. Actor Jesse Tyler Fergus on is 47. Christian rock singer and musician Jon Foreman (Switchfoot) is 46. Actor Michael Fishman is 41. Talk show host Michael Essany is 40. MLB infielder Robinson Canó is 40. Rock musician Rickard Goransson ( Carolina Liar) is 39. Rock musician Zac Hanson (Hanson) is 37. Actor Corey Hawkins is 34. Actor Jonathan Lipnicki is 32. Actress Sofia Vassilieva (vas-ihl-lee-A’-vuh) is 30. Actor Elias Harger is 15.

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