October 22: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
(Page last edited 10/12/2017)
- 1784 - Russia founds a colony on Kodiak Island, Alaska.
- 1879 - Using a filament of carbonized thread, Thomas Edison tests the first practical electric incandescent light bulb (it lasted 13½ hours before burning out).
- 1883 - The Metropolitan Opera House in New York City opens with a performance of Gounod's Faust.
- 1966 - The Supremes become the first all-female music group to attain a No. 1 selling album (The Supremes A' Go-Go).
- 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.
- Famous Birthdays: Daniel Boone (American pioneer and hunter), Collis Potter Huntington (American railroad executive), Robert Capa (American war photographer), Bobby Seale (American civil rights activist), Ann Rule (American true-crime writer)
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