October 22


August 11, 2022

October 22 (10/22) is the 295th day of the year according to the Gregorian calendar (296th in a leap year). There are still 70 days until the end of the year.


1721 — After the successfully ended war with Sweden, Russia became a new power in the Baltic, and Peter the Great was proclaimed emperor of all Russia. 1773 - The king of Tonga presented the English explorer James Cook with a mountain turtle, which lived in London until 1966. 1797 — Frenchman Andre-Jacques Garnerin was the first to use a parachute, jumping from a balloon over Paris from a height of 680 meters. 1844 — Great disappointment in the USA, where many thousands of believers expected the second coming of Jesus Christ. 1873 — In order to prevent the French from joining forces with German enemies, German Emperor Wilhelm I Hohenzollern, on the initiative of Chancellor Bismarck, joined the alliance of Russia and Austria-Hungary. 1894 — Mihailo Petrović Alas, became a professor of mathematics at the Great School. 1895 — A train derailed at the Montparnasse train station in Paris. 1944 — The Vojvodina brigade, together with a unit of the Red Army, liberated Odzaka in World War II. The day of the liberation of Zemun in the Second World War. 1947 — The India-Pakistan War over Kashmir begins after the Kashmiri Maharaja Hari Singh refuses to join either country when the Indian subcontinent is partitioned. The war ended in the beginning of 1949 through the mediation of the United Nations, and Kashmir remained divided. 1964 - French writer Jean-Paul Sartre refused the Nobel Prize for Literature. 1987 — A rare edition copy of the Gutenberg Bible sold at Christie's in New York for a record $5.39 million. 1991 — The incomplete composition of the Presidency of Yugoslavia, consisting of Serbia, Vojvodina, Kosovo and Montenegro, rejected the proposal of the European Community that the Yugoslav federation be reconstituted into an association of sovereign states. The decision contributed to the deepening of the Yugoslav crisis and the definitive disintegration of the country. 1992 — 16 Muslims, residents of the village of Sjeverin on the border of Serbia and Bosnia, were kidnapped from a bus on the Priboj-Rudo road, and then killed in Visegrad. The kidnapping and murder were carried out by Milan Lukić, Oliver Krsmanović and Dragutin Dragićević and Đorđe Šević, members of the Višegrad Brigade of the Army of the Republika Srpska, who were sentenced to several years in prison almost 11 years after the kidnapping. 2000 — Late