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This Day in History – October 22, 2011

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362 A mysterious fire destroys the temple of Apollo at Daphne outside Antioch. 1746 Princeton University (NJ) received its charter 1797 First recorded parachute jump.  (André-Jacques Garnerin jumps from a hot-air balloon from 3,200 feet over Paris) 1836 Sam Houston inaugurated as 1st elected pres of Republic of Texas 1875 Sons of the American Revolution organized 1883 1st NY Horse Show held (Madison Sq Garden) 1883 Original Metropolitan Opera House (NYC) grand opening (Faust) 1906 3000 blacks demonstrate & riot in Philadelphia 1927 Nikola Tesla reveals six new inventions, including a motor with single-phase electricity. 1934 FBI kills mobster Pretty Boy Floyd in Ohio shootout 1936 1st commercial flight from mainland to Hawaii 1938 1st Xerox copy made 1939 1st televised NFL game (Eagles vs Dodgers) 1957 First United States casualties in Vietnam 1962 JFK imposes naval blockade on Cuba 1963 225,000 students boycott Chicago schools in Freedom Day protest 1968 Apollo 7 returns to Earth 1973 Security Council Resolution 338-cease fire to the Yom Kippur War 1975 World Football League disbands 1979 Deposed Shah of Iran arrives in NY for medical treatment 1979 Walt Disney World’s 100-millionth guest 1981 US national debt tops $1 trillion 1988 Elton John sells out MSG for a record 26th time 1991 General Motors announces 9 month loss of $2.2 billion]]]]> ]]>

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