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Daily Calendar for Friday, October 22, 2021

Died

  • Jean Grolier (bibliophile)
  • Paul Cezanne (painter)
  • Pretty Boy Floyd (gangster)
  • Pablo Casals (cellist)
  • Nadia Boulanger (pianist)
  • Richard Helms (headed the CIA for 6 years before President Nixon fired him for refusing to block an FBI probe into the Watergate scandal)
  • Soupy Sales (American comedian, actor, radio-TV personality and host, and jazz aficionado)

Born

  • Sarah Bernhardt (actress)
  • N. C. Wyeth (illustrator)
  • John Reed (journalist)
  • George Wells Beadle (geneticist)
  • Joan Fontaine (actress)
  • Doris Lessing (author)
  • Timothy Leary (educator)
  • Donald H. Peterson (astronaut)
  • Christopher Lloyd (actor)
  • Tony Roberts (actor)
  • Annette Funicello (actress)
  • Catherine Deneuve (actress)
  • Jeff Goldblum (actor)
  • Brian Boitano (figure skater)
  • Jonathan Lipnicki (actor)

Events

  • The College of New Jersey, now Princeton University, was granted its charter by the royal governor of NJ
  • Andre Jacques Garnerin, French aeronaut and inventor of the parachute, made first parachute jump from a balloon, at height of 2,000 feet
  • New York’s original Metropolitan Opera House opened with a performance of Charles Gounod’s Faust
  • First national horse show opened in New York City
  • Chester Carlson produced the first xerographic copy
  • Percy L. Julian, Edwin W. Meyer, and Norman C. Krause received patent for cortisone
  • Margaret Meagher became Canada’s first female ambassador (to Israel)
  • Jean-Paul Sartre, French writer and philosopher, rejected the Nobel Prize for literature
  • The Kwanzaa U.S. postage stamp was first issued; Synthia Saint James did the artwork.
  • Fisherman caught a rare purple lobster off the coast of Winter Harbor, Maine

Weather

  • Los Angeles, California, hit 100 degrees F
  • San Diego, California, reached 104 degrees F
  • Vermont received 4-5 inches of snow, the most in October in 43 years
  • Portland, Maine, received 10.53 inches of rain in 24 hours

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