Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/October 22

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This is a list of selected October 22 anniversaries that appear in the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases, you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial or on a day that is or will soon be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only four to five events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is generally not posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled featured article or picture of the day.

To report an error when this appears on the Main Page, see Main Page errors. Please remember that this list defers to the supporting articles, so it is best to achieve consensus and make any necessary changes there first.

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1383 – King Ferdinand I died without a male heir to the Portuguese throne, resulting in a period of civil war and anarchy. Interregnum: refimprove; Ferdinand: refimprove
1730 – Construction of the Ladoga Canal linking the Neva and the Svir River, one of the first major canals constructed in Russia, was completed. refimprove
1879Thomas Edison performed a successful test using a carbon filament thread in an incandescent light bulb, which would become the most successful version of the product. refimprove section
1883 – The Metropolitan Opera in New York City opened with a performance of French composer Charles Gounod's opera Faust. refimprove/unreferenced sections
1884 – At the International Meridian Conference, the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, London, was adopted as the Universal Time meridian of longitude. Conference: unreferenced section; UTC: appears on Feb 8
1934Pretty Boy Floyd, an American bank robber and alleged killer who was later romanticized by the media, was gunned down by Federal Bureau of Investigation agents near East Liverpool, Ohio. refimprove
1962Cold War: U.S. President John F. Kennedy announced that Soviet nuclear weapons had been discovered in Cuba and that he had ordered a naval "quarantine" of the island nation. refimprove section
1964 – The French philosopher and writer Jean-Paul Sartre became the first Nobel Laureate to voluntarily decline the prize, saying that he did not wish to be "transformed" by such an award. refimprove section
1999Vichy France official Maurice Papon was jailed for crimes against humanity committed during World War II. unreferenced sections
2006 – An expansion project to double the Panama Canal's capacity was approved by Panamanian voters in a national referendum by a wide margin. unreferenced section
2008 – India launched Chandrayaan-1, the country's first unmanned lunar mission. refimprove section



October 22: International Stuttering Awareness Day; feast day of Saint John Paul II (Catholicism)

Hubert Pierlot
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