October 22 or October 22 or October 22 (the twenty-second day of the tenth month) is the two hundred ninety-fifth (295) day of the year, or two hundred ninety-six (296) in leap years, according to the Western Gregorian calendar (Gregorian) . There are 70 days left until the end of the year.
1797 - André-Jacques Garnerin's first successful attempt to parachute jump is made using a balloon.
1859 - Spanish intervention in Morocco begins.
1873 - Alliance of German, Russian and Austro-Hungarian empires is concluded.
1907 - Announcing the establishment of the Egyptian National Party headed by Mustafa Kamel.
1940 - Italy declares war on Greece in World War II.
1956 - The hijacking of a Moroccan plane carrying the leaders of the Algerian revolution, Ahmed Ben Bella and five of his companions.
1962 - US President John F. Kennedy announces in a televised speech the imposition of a naval and air blockade on Cuba, after the Soviet Union deployed nuclear missiles there, which is known as the Cuban Missile Crisis.
1964 - French writer Jean-Paul Sartre refuses to accept the Nobel Prize in Literature.
1989 - Lebanese parliament ratifies the Taif Accord.
1990 - The British Royal Geographical Society reveals that the ecologically devastated region around the Aral Sea represents the world's worst environmental disaster, with scientists predicting that the sea will disappear within 25 years.
2001 - Israel assassinates the leader of the Al-Qassam Brigades in Nablus, Ayman Halawa, after his car was bombed.
2008 - Kuwaiti Ambassador to Iraq Ali Al-Momen presents his credentials to Iraqi President Jalal Talabani to be the first Kuwaiti ambassador to Iraq since Iraq invaded Kuwait on August 2, 1990.
A young Swedish man attacks a school in the Swedish city of Trollhätten, killing two people, injuring others, and then being killed while trying to arrest him.
American and Kurdish forces carried out an airdrop operation on an ISIS prison near Hawija, liberating about 70 detainees.
2017 - Japanese authorities evacuate more than 380,000 people from their homes in anticipation of Typhoon Lan.
2018 - A series of parcel bombs were found targeting opponents of US President Donald Trump.
2020 - The assassination of Sheikh Muhammad Adnan Al-Afyouni, when an explosive device exploded in his car.
1858 - Muhammad Magdy Pasha, an Egyptian legal scholar.
1870 - Ivan Bunin, Russian writer, recipient of the 1933 Nobel Prize in Literature.
1881 - Clinton Davison, American physicist, recipient of the 1937 Nobel Prize in Physics.
1903 - George Biddle, American biologist, recipient of the 1958 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
1915 - Yitzhak Shamir, the seventh Prime Minister of Israel (b.
1919 - Doris Lessing, British writer, recipient of the 2007 Nobel Prize in Literature.
1929 - Lev Yashin,