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Daily Calendar for Monday, October 24, 2022


  • Sarah Hale (poet; magazine editor) –
  • Belva A. Lockwood (lawyer) –
  • Melvin Purvis (FBI agent) –
  • Moss Hart (playwright) –
  • Bob Kane (cartoonist; co-creator of Batman) –
  • Denise Levertov (poet) –
  • The Big Bopper (singer) –
  • Bill Wyman (bassist; formerly of The Rolling Stones) –
  • F. Murray Abraham (actor) –
  • Kevin Kline (actor) –
  • Monica (singer) –


  • Daniel Webster (lawyer & statesman) –
  • Franklin Carmichael (Canadian painter) –
  • Gene Roddenberry (author & producer) –
  • Raul Julia (actor) –
  • George P. Oslin (Western Union executive) –
  • Harry Hay (early activist in the gay-rights movement, founded Mattachine Society) –
  • Rosa Parks (civil rights activist) –
  • Marcia Strassman (actress) –
  • Maureen O'Hara (actress) –
  • Robert Guillaume (actor) –
  • Antoine "Fats" Domino (singer) –
  • Leslie Jordan (actor ) –


  • Spain ratified treaty to cede Florida to the United States–
  • Alonzo D. Phillips, of Springfield, Massachusetts, received a patent for phosphorus friction matches–
  • Astronomer William Lassell discovered Uranus moons Ariel and Umbriel–
  • The first transcontinental telegraph message was sent by Justice Stephen J. Field of California to President Lincoln in Washington, D.C.–
  • Canadian schooner Bluenose won the International Fishermen’s Trophy–
  • Nylon stockings went on sale for the first time, Wilmington, Delaware–
  • First photos of Earth taken from space–
  • Actor Richard Burton bought a $1.1 million, 69-carat diamond ring for his wife, Elizabeth Taylor.–
  • The Concorde, the world’s only supersonic airliner, headed home to London for the last time–
  • The Boston Red Sox took Game 1 of the World Series with a final score of 13-1, scoring more runs than any team in the first game of a World Series–


  • Traffic in Buffalo, New York, was stalled for several hours as cars tried to maneuver through six inches of slushy snow–
  • Thunderstorms in the Flagstaff, Arizona, area gave rise to three tornadoes–

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