Today in History - October 22

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741        Oct 22, Charles Martel (63) of Gaul died at Quiezy. His mayoral power was divided between his two sons, Pepin III and Carloman.
    (HN, 10/22/98)

1612        Oct 22, Russian forces, inspired by a vision of the captive Greek Archbishop Arsenios, won a sweeping victory and took the Chinese quarter, and two days later, the Kremlin itself.
    (www.oca.org)

1651        Oct 22, Jacob Praetorius (65), composer, died.
    (MC, 10/22/01)

1721        Oct 22, Czar Peter the Great became "All-Russian Imperator."
    (MC, 10/22/01)

1725        Oct 22, Alessandro Scarlatti (65), composer, died.
    (MC, 10/22/01)

1737        Oct 22, Vincenzo Manfredini, composer, was born.
    (MC, 10/22/01)

1746        Oct 22, Princeton University in New Jersey received its charter as the College of New Jersey. The Univ. later established a reputation for its spring ritual of sophomores running naked at midnight after the first snowfall.
    (SFEC, 3/22/98, p.A23)(AP, 10/22/08)

1764        Oct 22, Jean Marie I'aine Leclair (67), composer, died.
    (MC, 10/22/01)

1797        Oct 22, French balloonist Andre-Jacques Garnerin made the first parachute descent, landing safely from a height of about 3,000 feet; at some 2,200 feet over Paris.
    (AP, 10/22/97)(HN, 10/22/98)

1802        Oct 22, Samuel Arnold (62), English composer, died.
    (MC, 10/22/01)

1809        Oct 22, Federico Ricci, composer, was born.
    (MC, 10/22/01)

1811        Oct 22, Franz Liszt, piano virtuoso, was born near Sopron, Hungary. He was the son of a steward of the Esterhazy family.
    (Hem., 6/98, p.128)(HN, 10/22/00)

1812        Oct 22, The Duke of Wellington abandoned his 1st siege of Burgos, Spain.
    (http://www.napoleonguide.com/battle_burgos.htm)

1815        Oct 22, Ascension Island was garrisoned by the British Admiralty. For administrative purposes it was treated as a ship, the HMS Ascension. Some 20 million birds are believed to have lived on the island. By 2000 the number of birds was down to a few hundred thousand due to cats.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ascension_Island)(Econ, 12/18/10, p.160)(Econ, 9/14/13, SR p.9)

1818        Oct 22, Leconte de Lisle, writer, was born.
    (MC, 10/22/01)

1819        Oct 22, The 1st ship passed through Erie Canal (Rome-Utica).
    (MC, 10/22/01)

1824        Oct 22, The Tennessee Legislature adjourned ending Davy Crockett's state political career. Crockett died at the legendary siege of the Alamo in 1836.
    (HN, 10/22/98)

1832        Oct 22, Leopold Damrosch, composer, was born.
    (MC, 10/22/01)

1836        Oct 22, Sam Houston was inaugurated as the first constitutionally elected president of the Republic of Texas.
    (AP, 10/22/97)(HN, 10/22/98)

1845        Oct 22, Sarah Bernhardt (d.1923), legendary stage actress, was born in Paris. "Life begets life. Energy creates energy. It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich." [see Oct 23]
    (AP, 10/22/97)(AP, 2/20/00)(WUD, 1994 p.141)

1859        Oct 22, Louis (Ludwig) Spohr (75), composer (Faust), died.
    (MC, 10/22/01)
1859        Oct 22, Spain declared war on the Moors in Morocco.
    (HN, 10/22/98)

1861        Oct 22, The 1st telegraph line linking West & East coasts was completed. [see Oct 24]
    (MC, 10/22/01)

1862        Oct 22, Union troops pushed 5,000 confederates out of Maysbille, Ark., at the Second Battle of Pea Ridge.
    (HN, 10/22/98)
1862        Oct 22, Battle at Old Fort Wayne, Indian Territory.
    (MC, 10/22/01)
1862        Oct 22, Confederate troops reconquered the Cumberland Gap in Tennessee.
    (MC, 10/22/01)

1868        Oct 22, Jacques Offenbach's opera "Genevieve de Brabant," premiered in NYC.
    (MC, 10/22/01)

1875        Oct 22, Sons of American Revolution was organized.
    (MC, 10/22/01)

1881          Oct 22, Boston Symphony Orchestra gave its 1st concert.
    (www.bach-cantatas.com/Bio/BSO.htm)

1882        Oct 22, N.C. Wyeth (d.1945), painter, was born. He became famous for his illustrations of “Treasure Island" and “Robin Hood."
    (Hem., 6/98, p.133)(HN, 10/22/00)

1883        Oct 22, The original Metropolitan Opera House in New York held its grand opening with a performance of Gounod's “Faust."
    (AP, 10/22/01)

1884        Oct 22, General Charles Gordon received a letter from Mahdi near Khartoum. British Gen’l. Charles “Chinese" Gordon was sent to Khartoum to evacuate the Egyptian garrison. Gordon decided to hold the city against El Mahdi.
    (WSJ, 8/25/98, p.A14)(MC, 10/22/01)

1885        Oct 22, Giovanni Martinelli, opera tenor (NY Met), was born in Montagnana, Italy.
    (MC, 10/22/01)
1885        Oct 22, John Ward and several teammates secretly formed the Brotherhood of Professional Base Ball Players, the 1st baseball union.
    (MC, 10/22/01)

1887        Oct 22, John Reed, American journalist, poet and revolutionary, was born. He witnessed the Russian Revolution of 1917 and wrote about it in “Ten Days That Shook the World."
    (HN, 10/22/98)

1895        Oct 22, David Belasco's "Heart of Maryland," premiered in NYC.
    (MC, 10/22/01)

1896        Oct 22, Charles Glenn King, biochemist, was born. He later discovered vitamin C.
    (MC, 10/22/01)

1897        Oct 22, The world's 1st car dealer began business in London.
    (MC, 10/22/01)

1901        Oct 22, Charles Huggins, US physician, was born in Canada.
    (MC, 10/22/01)
1901        Oct 22, In Canada the A.J. Goddard, a Yukon River stern-wheeler, sank during a winter storm in Lake Laberge, 40 miles north of Whitehorse. 3 men perished in the sinking, but 2 survived. It had been disassembled and carried it thought the narrow White Pass in the winter of 1897. In 2008 archeologists found evidence of the ship. In 2009 divers found the remains of the vessel.
    (SFC, 11/30/09, p.A13)(www.yukon-news.com/news/15560/)

1903        Oct 22, George Beadle, American biologist, was born.
    (HN, 10/22/98)

1904        Oct 22, The Russian Baltic fleet mistakenly fired on British fishing ships near Dogger Bank killing 2 fishermen. The fleet was in fear of Japanese torpedo boats.
    (ON, 5/04, p.7)

1906        Oct 22, Sidney Kingsley, US playwright (One in White, Darkness at Noon), was born.
    (MC, 10/22/01)
1906        Oct 22, 3000 blacks demonstrated and rioted in Philadelphia.
    (MC, 10/22/01)
1906        Oct 22, Paul Cezanne (b.1839), French post-impressionist painter, died in Aix-en-Provence. In 2012 Alex Danchev authored “Cezanne: A Life."
    (AP, 10/22/06)(SSFC, 11/4/12, p.F1)

1907        Oct 22, President Theodore Roosevelt visited The Hermitage, the Nashville, Tenn., home of the late President Andrew Jackson. Years later, Maxwell House claimed that Roosevelt had praised a cup of its coffee during this visit by saying it was "good to the last drop."
    (AP, 10/22/07)
1907        Oct 22, The five Ringling brothers of Baraboo, Wisconsin, bought out Barnum & Bailey Circus to form the Greatest Show on Earth.
    (HN, 10/22/98)(SFC, 3/6/15, p.A10)

1914        Oct 22, The U.S. placed economic support behind Allies.
    (HN, 10/22/98)

1913        Oct 22, Bo Dai, last emperor of Vietnam, was born.
    (MC, 10/22/01)
1913        Oct 22, Coal mine explosion killed 263 at Dawson, New Mexico. [see Sep 22]
    (MC, 10/22/01)

1917        Oct 22, Leopold Stokowski led Philadelphia Orchestra in its first recording.
    (MC, 10/22/01)

1918        Oct 22, The cities of Baltimore and Washington ran out of coffins during the "Spanish Influenza" epidemic.
    (HN, 10/22/00)

1919        Oct 22, Doris Lessing, novelist, was born. Her work included “Children of Violence" and “The Golden Notebook." Carole Klein (d.2001 at 67) later authored “Doris Lessing: A Biography."
    (HN, 10/22/00)(SFC, 7/5/01, p.D2)

1920        Oct 22, Timothy Leary, American psychologist who experimented with psychedelic drugs, was born.
    (HN, 10/22/98)

1922        Oct 22, Parsifal Place was laid out in Bronx. It was named after a knight in Wagner's Opera.
    (MC, 10/22/01)

1925        Oct 22, Robert Rauschenberg, pop artist, was born.
    (HN, 10/22/00)

1928        Oct 22, Republican presidential nominee Herbert Hoover spoke of the "American system of rugged individualism" in a speech at New York's Madison Square Garden.
    (AP, 10/22/97)

1929        Oct 22, Dory Previn, pop singer (Love Be My Cover), was born in Rahway, NJ.
    (MC, 10/22/01)

1930        Oct 22, The 1st concert of BBC Symphony Orchestra was led by Adrian Boult.
    (MC, 10/22/01)

1932        Oct 22, George Kaufman's and Edna Ferber's "Dinner at 8," premiered in NYC.
    (MC, 10/22/01)

1934        Oct 22, Donald McIntyre, Bass-Baritone (Wotan, Hans Sachs), was born in Auckland, NZ.
    (MC, 10/22/01)
1934        Oct 22, Bank robber Charles "Pretty Boy" Floyd (30) was shot to death by federal agents at a farm in East Liverpool, Ohio.
    (AP, 10/22/97)

1938        Oct 22, Christopher Lloyd, actor (Taxi, Back to the Future), was born in Stamford, Ct.
    (MC, 10/22/01)
1938        Oct 22, Derek Jacobi, actor (Lanner-Strauss Family, Dead Again), was born in London.
    (MC, 10/22/01)
1938        Oct 22, Chester Carlson and Otto Kornei performed the 1st successful test of their photocopier at Astoria, Queens, NYC. They used powdered ink and an electrical charge to create the first photocopy. The reproduced page said: "10-28-38 Astoria." Carlson tried to sell the machine to IBM, RCA, Kodak and others, but they were not impressed.
    (HN, 10/22/00)(ON, 11/04, p.7)

1941        Oct 22, Guy Moquet (17) was executed by a German firing squad, one of dozens of communists condemned by an official in France's collaborationist Vichy regime in reprisal for the murder of a German officer.
    (AP, 10/23/07)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guy_M%C3%B4quet)
1941        Oct 22-23, Some 39,000 [20,000] Jews were killed by Romanian troops over 2 days in Odessa. Many of them were burned to death in a public square or in warehouses that were locked shut. Altogether some 90,000 Jews were killed in Odessa.
    (SFC, 6/15/98, p.A11)(WSJ, 3/23/04, p.D8)

1942        Oct 22, The 1st ships of invasion fleet for Oran (Algeria) left Scotland.
    (MC, 10/22/01)

1943        Oct 22, Catherine Deneuve, [Dorleac], actress (Repulsion, Hunger), was born in Paris.
    (MC, 10/22/01)

1946        Oct 22, Two British ships sank near Albania. British destroyers hit mines off Albania's coast. The United Nations and the International Court of Justice condemned Albania.
    (www, Albania, 1998)(MC, 10/22/01)

1949        Oct 22, In Dwor, Poland, the Danzig-Warsaw express derailed and more than 200 people were killed.
    (SFC, 6/4/98, p.A15)(AP, 2/18/04)

1951        Oct 22, An earthquake hit Formosa and 100 people were killed.
    (MC, 10/22/01)

1953        Oct 22, Laos gained full independence from France. [see Oct 23]
    (MC, 10/22/01)

1954        Oct 22, As a result of the Geneva accords granting Communist control over North Vietnam, U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower authorized a crash program to train the South Vietnamese Army.
    (HN, 10/22/98)
1954        Oct 22, West Germany joined the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. The country had no standing army. [see Oct 23]
    (AP, 10/22/97)(SFC, 4/22/98, p.A8)

1955        Oct 22, The prototype of the F-105 Thunder Chief made its maiden flight. Republic Aircraft's F-105 Thunderchief, better known as the 'Thud,' was the Air Force's war-horse in Vietnam.
    (HN, 10/22/98)

1956        Oct 22, France intercepted a Moroccan plane and arrested Ben Bella, an Algerian statesman.
    (MC, 10/22/01)

1957        Oct 22, Conrad Adenauer was re-elected chancellor of West-Germany.
    (MC, 10/22/01)

1959        Oct 22, Bob Merrill's musical "Take me Along," premiered in NYC.
    (MC, 10/22/01)

1962        Oct 22, President John F. Kennedy announced that missile bases had been discovered in Cuba and they had the potential to attack the United States with nuclear warheads. Kennedy ordered a naval and air blockade on further shipment of military equipment to Cuba. The Russians had previously agreed not to bring new offensive weapons into Cuba, but after hearing Kennedy's announcement, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev refused to cooperate with the quarantine. Following a confrontation that threatened nuclear war, Kennedy and Khrushchev agree on October 28 on a formula to end the crisis. On November 2 Kennedy reported that Soviet missile bases in Cuba are being dismantled.
    (AP, 10/22/97)(HNPD, 10/22/98)(HN, 10/22/02)

1963        Oct 22, Brian Boitano, figure skater (Olympic-gold-1988), was born in Mountain View, Calif.
    (MC, 10/22/01)
1963        Oct 22, 225,000 students boycotted Chicago schools in a Freedom Day protest.
    (MC, 10/22/01)

1964        Oct 22, Jean Paul Sartre (1905-1980), French philosopher and novelist, declined the Nobel Prize for Literature.
    (WUD, 1994 p.1269)(HN, 10/22/00)
1964        Oct 22, EMI rejected an audition by "High Numbers," a group that went on to become “The Who."
    (MC, 10/22/01)

1965        Oct 22, Paul Tillich, German-US Theologian (Courage To Be), died.
    (MC, 10/22/01)

1966        Oct 22, The Soviet Union launched Luna 12 for orbit around the moon.
    (HN, 10/22/98)

1968        Oct 22, Pres. Johnson signed the Gun Control Act of 1968. It regulated firearms above .50-caliber as destructive devices and required registration and owner’s fingerprints. It also banned the sale of handguns to those under 21. Enforcement was up to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (BATF). It barred the import of assault weapons even if they were reconfigured if they were not found to have legitimate "sporting purposes." In the wake of the Kennedy and King assassinations the US Congress expanded gun ownership prohibitions to include dishonorably discharged veterans and other groups.
    (WSJ, 3/24/97, p.A12)(SFC, 10/17/97, p.A4)(http://tinyurl.com/p9lslc)(WSJ, 12/16/03, p.A4)(Econ, 12/4/10, p.44)
1968        Oct 22, Apollo 7 returned safely, splashing down in the Atlantic Ocean.
    (AP, 10/22/97)

1969        Oct 22, Giovanni Martinelli (b.1885), Italian-American opera singer (NY Met), died on his 84th birthday.
    (www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=6001544)

1972        Oct 22, Operation Linebacker I, the bombing of North Vietnam with B-52 bombers, ended. U.S. warplanes flew 40,000 sorties and dropped over 125,000 tons of bombs during the bombing campaign which effectively disrupted North Vietnam's Easter Offensive. During the failed offensive, the North suffered an estimated 100,000 military casualties and lost half its tanks and artillery. Leader of the offensive, legendary General Vo Nguyen Giap, the victor at Dien Bien Phu, was then quietly ousted in favor of his deputy Gen. Van Tien Dung. 40,000 South Vietnamese soldiers died stopping the offensive, in the heaviest fighting of the entire war.
    (HN, 10/22/98)(www.historyplace.com/unitedstates/vietnam/index-1969.html)
1972        Oct 22, The Oakland Athletics beat the Cincinnati Reds 3-2 in a 7th game to win the World Series, bringing home the first Bay Area’s baseball world championship.
    (SFEC, 3/1/98, p.W39)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1972_World_Series)

1973        Oct 22, Israeli troops reconquered Mount Hermon from Syria. The UN Security Council Resolution 338 called for a cease fire to the Yom Kippur War. The UN Security Council issued Resolution 338 calling for a ceasefire and the start of negotiations aimed at implementation of Resolution 242.
    (http://tinyurl.com/5m3oom)(http://tinyurl.com/4s8kua)
1973        Oct 22, Pablo Casals (96), Spanish cellist, conductor and composer died in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico.
    (AP, 10/22/98)

1975        Oct 22, Arnold Toynbee (b.1889), English historian (A Study of History) and cultural sociologist, died. He held that civilizations proceed from bondage to spiritual faith, then to courage, then to liberty, then to abundance, then to selfishness, then to apathy, then to dependency and then back to bondage.
    (AP, 3/24/98)(http://tinyurl.com/yoserm)(Econ, 3/31/07, p.63)

1976        Oct 22, Pres. Ford signed S. 3091, the National Forest Management Act of 1976.
    (WSJ, 2/25/97, p.A22)(www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/index.php?pid=6516)

1977        Oct 22, In West Virginia the New River Gorge Bridge was opened to traffic.
    (www.officialbridgeday.com/facts.html)

1978        Oct 22, Laugh-in's Judy Carne was arrested at Gatwick Airport for drug possession.
    {Britain, TV, drugs}
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judy_Carne)
1978        Oct 22, Negotiators for Egypt and Israel announced in Washington they had reached tentative agreement on the main points of a peace treaty.
    (AP, 10/22/98)

1979        Oct 22, The US government allowed the deposed Shah of Iran to travel to New York for medical treatment. This decision precipitated the Iran hostage crisis.
    (AP, 10/22/97)

1981        Oct 22, The Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization (PATCO) was decertified by the US federal government for its strike the previous August.
    (AP, 10/22/06)

1982        Oct 22, Siegmund Warburg (b.1902), German-born British financier, died. In 2010 Niall Ferguson authored “High Financier: The Lives and Time of Siegmund Warburg."
    (Econ, 6/26/10, p.87)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siegmund_George_Warburg)

1986        Oct 22, President Reagan signed into law sweeping tax-overhaul legislation.
    (AP, 10/22/06)
1986        Oct 22, In NYC Jane Dornacker (40), comedian, musician and traffic reporter, died after her helicopter crashed into the Hudson River. She had moved to NYC in 1985 after established a reputation in the SF Bay Area where her activities included performing with her band “Leila and the Snakes."
    (SSFC, 10/23/11, DB p.42)
1986        Oct 22, Albert Szent-Gyorgyi (b.1893), Hungarian-born bio-chemist, died. He received the Nobel Prize in 1937 for discovering vitamin-C and the biochemical steps of catalysis of the fumaric acid in the tricarboxylic acid cycle.
    (www.britannica.com/eb/article-9070804/Albert-Szent-Gyorgyi)

1987        Oct 22, Nobel prize for literature was awarded to Joseph Brodsky (1940-1996). At an interview in the Stockholm airport, to a question: "You are an American citizen who is receiving the Prize for Russian-language poetry. Who are you, an American or a Russian?" He responded: "I am Jewish".
    (http://tinyurl.com/zx2yz)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Brodsky)
1987        Oct 22, In a bid to calm the recent frenzy in the world's financial markets, President Reagan said he would be meeting with congressional leaders to negotiate ways of reducing the budget deficit.
    (AP, 10/22/97)
1987        Oct 22, The US Navy acknowledged that it had deployed 5 dolphins to the Persian Gulf to search for Iranian mines.
    (http://tinyurl.com/g9o9d)

1988        Oct 22, The 100th Congress adjourned in an early morning session that produced sweeping legislation to combat drug abuse in America.
    (AP, 10/22/98)
1988        Oct 22, Supreme Ct. Justice Sandra Day O'Connor OK after breast cancer surgery.
    (http://tinyurl.com/fm5ru)
1988        Oct 22, Hurricane Joan hit Nicaragua and killed 148 people. Hurricane Joan caused 216 deaths in the Caribbean or Central America. The storm hit Colombia, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama, and Venezuela.
    (WP, 11/8/88, p.A21)

1989        Oct 22, Survivors of the Northern California earthquake attended church services as the cleanup and recovery efforts continued.
    (AP, 10/22/99)
1989        Oct 22, Khmer Rouge occupied Pailin in Cambodia.
    (http://tinyurl.com/p6u5f)
1989        Oct 22, The Lebanese parliament agreed on a power-sharing formula between Christians and Muslims that ended civil war a year later.
    (SFC, 5/24/00, p.A15)

1990        Oct 22, Louis Althusser (b.1918), Algeria-born French Marxist philosopher, died in Paris.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_Althusser)

1991        Oct 22, General Motors announced a 9 month loss of $2.2 billion.
    (www.scopesys.com/cgi-bin/today2.cgi?askmonth=10&askday=22)

1992        Oct 22, Wendy Wasserstein's "Sisters Rosensweig," opened in NYC.
    (http://tinyurl.com/cwtnr)
1992        Oct 22, The Atlanta Braves beat the Toronto Blue Jays, 7-2, in game five of the World Series.
    (AP, 10/22/97)
1992        Oct 22, The space shuttle Columbia was launched on a 10-day mission that included deployment of an Italian satellite.
    (AP, 10/22/97)
1992        Oct 22, Red Barber (84), sportscaster (Dodgers, Yankees), died.
    (www.radiohof.org/sportscasters/redbarber.html)
1992        Oct 22, Cleavon Little (53), actor (Blazing Saddles), died.
    (www.imdb.com/name/nm0001476/)

1993        Oct 22, It was announced President Clinton would fly to Moscow the following January for a summit with Russian President Boris Yeltsin.
    (AP, 10/22/98)
1993        Oct 22, A judge in West Palm Beach, Fla., sentenced two white men to life in prison for setting a black tourist on fire.
    (AP, 10/22/98)

1994        Oct 22, President Clinton, campaigning in San Francisco for California Democrats, demanded that schools expel gun-toting students; he earlier accused Republicans of plotting to gut his education package.
    (AP, 10/22/99)
1994        Oct 22, Colorado Springs opened a brand new airport with a 2.5 million annual passenger capacity. (That's about 7,000 people per day).
     (Hem, Dec. 94, p.138)
1994        Oct 22, Harold Horace Hopkins (b.1918), inventor (Endoscope), died.
    (www.photonics.cusat.edu/Article1.html)
1994        Oct 22, Rollo May (b.1909), founder (Humanistic Psychology Movement), died.
    (www.enpsychlopedia.com/psypsych/Rollo_May)

1995        Oct 22, The Atlanta Braves defeated the Cleveland Indians, 4-3, to win the first two games of the World Series.
    (AP, 10/22/05)
1995        Oct 22, President Clinton, campaigning in San Francisco for California Democrats, demanded that schools expel gun-toting students after earlier accusing Republicans of plotting to gut his education package.
    (AP, 10/22/00)
1995        Oct 22, The largest gathering of world leaders in history marked the 50th anniversary of the United Nations.
    (AP, 10/22/05)
1995        Oct 22, Sir Kingsley Amis (73), British writer, died in London. His 25 novels included “Lucky Jim" (1954) and “The Green Man" (1969). In 2007 Zachary Leader authored “The Life of Kingsley Amis."
    (AP, 10/22/05)(SSFC, 4/22/07, p.P10)

1996        Oct 21-1996 Oct 22, Firestorms covered 35,000 acres in Malibu and San Diego County and destroyed more than 60 homes. Another fire in the Los Padres National Forest was reported 60% contained.
    (SFC, 10/23/96, p.A1)
1996        Oct 22, The New York Yankees won their first game of the World Series, defeating the Atlanta Braves 5-2 in game three.
    (AP, 10/22/97)
1996        Oct 22, General Motors settled a three-week strike with its workers in Canada, resolving a walkout that had idled more than 46,000 workers across North America.
    (AP, 10/22/97)
1996        Oct 22, Floodwaters in Portland, Maine, ruptured a pipeline and left some 120,000 people without drinking water. At least 7 people died in the weekend storm that dumped as much as 18 inches in some places.
    (SFC, 10/23/96, p.A3)
1996        Oct 22, In Algeria a new constitution was drafted that would ban Islamic militants from seeking power. It was to be put up for referendum on Nov. 28.
    (SFC, 10/23/96, p.A10)
1996        Oct 22, In Bosnia municipal elections were postponed till the spring because Bosnian Serbs clung to their decision to boycott the vote.
    (SFC, 10/23/96, p.A8)
1996        Oct 22, In Canada the Godfrey-Milliken bill was introduced in response to the US Helms-Burton bill. It said that 3 million Canadian descendants of 80,000 uprooted loyalists from the time of the American Revolution have a right to compensation for their confiscated property.
    (SFC, 10/23/96, p.A8)
1996        Oct 22, In Quito, Ecuador, thirty-four people were killed when a flaming Boeing 707 cargo jet plane sliced through dozens of homes minutes after takeoff from Ecuador's Manta airport. It struck the bell tower of the La Dolorosa Church and burst into flames [and 25 people were killed].
    (SFC, 10/23/96, p.A10)(SFC, 11/1/96, p.A18)(AP, 10/22/97)
1996        Oct 22, In Japan prosecutors arrested Yasuo Hamanaka, the former Sumitomo copper trader accused of racking up $2.6 billion in losses.
    (SFC, 10/22/96, p.B1)
1996        Oct 22, In Nicaragua the final vote showed Aleman led Ortega 51 to 37.7%.
    (SFC, 10/23/96, p.A8)(SFC, 11/9/96, p.A12)
1996        Oct 22, In Venezuela at least 30 prison inmates died after a fire was started apparently caused by tear gas canisters fired by guards. The fire was set by incendiary devices fired by national guardsmen. 25 guards were assigned to watch over 1,700 inmates at the La Planta prison designed for 1,000.
    (SFC, 10/23/96, p.A10)(SFC, 10/24/96, p.C4)

1997        Oct 22, The Cleveland Indians tied the World Series at two games apiece as they beat the Florida Marlins, 10-3, in game four.
    (AP, 10/22/98)
1997        Oct 22, President Clinton presented a modest strategy to combat global warming by gradually reducing greenhouse gases over the next two decades.
    (AP, 10/22/98)
1997        Oct 22, In Detroit the Gem Theater / 20th Century Club, a 2,750 ton building, was moved 5 blocks through downtown to make room for a new ballpark. It set a new record as the heaviest building moved.
    (SFC, 10/23/97, p.A17)
1997        Oct 22, Larry Flynt sold Hustler in a non-zoned area of Cincinnati despite a revamped city ordinance designed to keep stores selling adult materials out of downtown.
    (www.citybeat.com/archives/1998/issue406/coverarticle1.html)
1997        Oct 22, Compaq testified that Microsoft had threatened to break a Windows 95 agreement if they showcased a Netscape icon.
    (www.macobserver.com/archive/1997/october.shtml)
1997        Oct 22, For the first time, U.S. inspectors discovered E. coli bacteria in imported Canadian beef, halting shipments of 34,000 pounds.
    (AP, 10/22/98)
1997        Oct 22, Two US Air Force jets collided over Edwards Air Force Base in Ca. and two men in one of the planes, a T-38 trainer, were killed. The other jet, an F-16, managed to land safely. It was later determined that one pilot had attempted to avoid hitting birds.
    (WSJ, 10/23/97, p.A1)(SFC, 1/30/98, p.A9)
1997        Oct 22, In Chechnya relief workers Istvan Olah and Gabor Dunajsky of Hungary were captured and held as hostages. They were released in July, 1998.
    (SFC, 7/27/98, p.A10)
1997        Oct 22-28, Fidel Castro was hospitalized for hypertensive encephalopathy.
    (SFEC, 7/20/98, p.A9)

1998        Oct 22, The US government announced one of the biggest toys recalls ever, advising parents to remove batteries from Fisher-Price Power Wheels cars and trucks because of faulty wiring.
    (AP, 10/22/99)
1998        Oct 22, The US government announced a $1 billion settlement with diesel engine manufacturers for violations of environmental laws.
    (SFC, 10/23/98, p.A11)
1998        Oct 22, At Cape Canaveral Orbital Sciences launched a Brazilian satellite from a Pegasus rocket aboard a modified jumbo jet. The satellite will monitor environmental devices throughout Brazil.
    (SFC, 10/23/98, p.A10)
1998        Oct 22, In Texas the Natural Resource Conservation Commission voted against issuing a license for a radioactive waste dump at Sierra Blanca, 16 miles from the Mexican border.
    (SFC, 10/23/98, p.A10)
1998        Oct 22, The US National Academy of Sciences released a report that called for forcefully reducing fish catches due to dwindling fish populations.
    (SFC, 10/23/98, p.A13)
1998        Oct 22, Scientists at Columbia Univ. announced research that showed monkeys can count.
    (SFC, 10/23/98, p.A9)
1998        Oct 22, In Guyana police and US anti-drug agents seized 3 tons of cocaine aboard a cargo ship bound for Europe. It was a record bust for Guyana.
    (SFC, 10/23/98, p.A19)
1998        Oct 22, In Indonesia Astra Int’l., the nation’s biggest auto assembler, told creditors that it must stop paying interest on $1.4 billion in loans due to the economic downturn.
    (WSJ, 10/23/98, p.A12)
1998        Oct 22, In Croatia a 2nd clerk revealed that Pres. Franco Tudjman’s wife, Ankica Tudjman, had deposited nearly $300,000 into her bank account over the last 2 years. Robert Horvat and Ankica Lepej were to be indicted for violating bank secrecy laws. Mrs. Tudjman was a pensioner who ran a children’s charity.
    (SFC, 10/23/98, p.D3)
1998        Oct 22, In Kosovo 4 refugees, that included 3 children, were killed trying to cross the Albanian border. Pres. Milosevic claimed that he had met NATO demands to pull Serb forces out of Kosovo.
    (WSJ, 10/23/98, p.A1)(SFC, 10/24/98, p.A10)
1998        Oct 22, In Nigeria 6 people died in clashes between the ethnic Ijaw and Itshekiri youths in the oil town of Warri.
    (SFC, 10/23/98, p.A19)

1999        Oct 22, The book "Fortunate Son: George W. Bush and the Making of an American President," by J.H. Hatfield (d.2001), was recalled by St. Martin's Press after the publisher learned that the author was a convicted felon in a 1987 car bombing attempt. A 2nd edition was published in 2001.
    (SFC, 10/23/99, p.A5)(SSFC, 8/5/01, DB p.60)
1999        Oct 22, Five of the 7 Republican presidential hopefuls met in New Hampshire for their first debate of the 2000 nomination race, with front-runner George W. Bush notably absent.
    (AP, 10/22/04)
1999        Oct 22, The government announced one of the biggest toys recalls ever, advising parents to remove the batteries from their kids’ “Power Wheels" cars and trucks, made by Fisher-Price, because of faulty wiring that could cause them to erupt into flame.
    (AP, 10/22/00)
1999        Oct 22, It was reported that dinosaur fossils, found 4 years ago in Madagascar, may be the oldest known. The creatures were long-necked prosauropods from about 230 million years ago.
    (SFC, 10/22/99, p.A1)
1999        Oct 22, In California Jan Davis (60), co-owner of an aerial photography business in Santa Barbara, plunged to her death during a skydiving stunt from El Capitan in Yosemite. The stunt was to protest the banning of sport parachuting from cliffs in national parks.
    (SFC, 10/23/99, p.A1)
1999        Oct 22, In Bosnia Zeljko Kopanja, editor-in-chief of Nezavisne Novine, lost both legs due to a bomb attack as he opened his car door. He had recently published a series of war time atrocities committed against non-Serbs by Bosnian and Serb forces.
    (SFC, 10/23/99, p.A11)
1999        Oct 22, The Italian missionary news agency MISNA reported that the bodies of 61 civilians were reported found near the Congo village of Kashambi.
    (SFC, 10/23/99, p.A11)
1999        Oct 22, Maurice Papon (89), was arrested in Gstaad, Switzerland, and turned over to French police.
    (SFC, 10/23/99, p.A10)
1999        Oct 22, US Sec. of State Albright visited Kenya and discussed efforts to curb AIDS which was claiming 500 Kenyans a day.
    (SFC, 10/23/99, p.A11)
1999        Oct 22, In Mexico police arrested Jacobo Silva Nogales (41), aka Comandante Antonio, leader of the Revolutionary Army of the Insurgent People, ERPI.
    (SFC, 10/26/99, p.B2)
1999        Oct 22, In Peru 28 school children died near Cuzco after a breakfast of cereal that doctors suspect was prepared in a vat once used to mix pesticides.
    (WSJ, 10/25/99, p.A1)
1999        Oct 22, The UN Security Council voted to send a 6,000 member peacekeeping force to Sierra Leone to safeguard the July 7 peace deal.
    (SFC, 10/23/99, p.A10)

2000        Oct 22, US Sec. of State Madeleine Albright arrived in North Korea to pave the way for a possible visit by Pres. Clinton.
    (SFC, 10/23/00, p.A10)
2000        Oct 22, In SF Claire Tempongko (28) was repeatedly stabbed to death by her ex-boyfriend Tari Ramirez (27) in front of her 2 children (5 & 10) in her basement apartment on 22nd Ave. A month before her death Tempongko had lodged 2 police reports against Ramirez. In 2004 the city settled a case for police inaction for $500,000. In 2006 Ramirez was arrested near Cancun, Mexico. In 2007 he was returned to the US to face trial. In 2008 Ramirez was convicted of 2nd-degree murder. In 2011 a state appeals court overturned the murder conviction entitling Ramirez to a new trial. In 2013 the case went to the state Supreme Court to decide if the killing was manslaughter or murder.
    (www.purpleberets.org/violence_tempongko.html)(SFC, 10/24/00, p.A1) (SFCM, 8/24/03, p.12)(SFC, 10/1/08, p.B5)(SFC, 3/31/11, p.C2)(SFC, 2/6/13, p.A6)
2000        Oct 22, In Afghanistan opposition forces captured a mountain pass near Taloqan and killed at least 42 Taliban soldiers.
    (SFC, 10/23/00, p.A11)
2000        Oct 22, Arab nations demanded a UN war crimes tribunal for Israelis responsible for Palestinian deaths and formally ended economic cooperation with Israel. Ehud Barak suspended Israeli participation in the peace process. He called for a “timeout" to decide whether negotiations can be salvaged. Arab leaders meeting in Egypt wrapped up a two-day summit on Israeli-Palestinian violence with a declaration that stopped short of an outright call for cutting ties with Israel.
    (SFC, 10/23/00, p.A1)(AP, 10/22/01)
2000        Oct 22, Canada’s Prime Minister Jean Chretien called for new elections in an attempt to increase his parliamentary majority.
    (SFC, 10/23/00, p.A10)
2000        Oct 22, In the Ivory Coast elections were held with candidates from the 2 biggest parties excluded. All candidates from the Muslim north, 40% of the population, were excluded. The tally was halted when early returns put Socialist Laurent Gbagho ahead.
    (SFC, 10/23/00, p.A10)(WSJ, 10/24/00, p.A1)
2000        Oct 22, In Spain Maximo Casada Carrera (44), a prison officer, was killed by a car bomb in Vitoria. The ETA was blamed.
    (SFC, 10/23/00, p.A11)

2001        Oct 22, The New York Yankees routed Seattle 12-3 in game five to win the American League pennant for the 38th time.
    (AP, 10/22/02)
2001        Oct 22, On Capitol Hill, the House and Senate reopened while their office buildings remained closed.
    (AP, 10/22/02)
2001        Oct 22, The Pentagon flew restricted attacks over Afghanistan using mostly carrier-based aircraft. Def. Sec. Donald Rumsfeld denied that US and British planes bombed a hospital in Herat where the Taliban claimed 100 people were killed. One Pentagon official did say that a US missile had gone astray near Herat and might have struck a non-military target.
    (SFC, 10/23/01, p.A1,4)
2001        Oct 22, US AC-130 gunships descended on a farm at Chowkar-Karez outside Kandahar and killed 19 civilians.
    (SFC, 2/9/02, p.A12)
2001        Oct 22, A second Washington DC postal worker, Joseph P. Curseen (47), died of inhalation anthrax.
    (SFC, 10/23/01, p.A1)(WSJ, 10/24/01, p.A1)(AP, 10/22/02)
2001        Oct 22, It was reported that 4 key terrorist suspects held in NYC had refused to reveal any information and law enforcement officials were talking of sidestepping civil liberties.
    (SFC, 10/22/01, p.A3)
2001        Oct 22, Anderson Accounting learned that the SEC was inquiring into the accounting records of Enron Corp. Enron disclosed that that the SEC had opened an inquiry into its limited partnerships.
    (SFC, 1/16/02, p.A12)(SSFC, 1/20/02, p.A18)
2001        Oct 22, Indonesia enacted a bill that granted Irian Jaya sweeping autonomy. It included a name change to Papua, 80% royalties from logging and fishing and 70% royalties from mining, oil and gas.
    (SFC, 10/24/01, p.C3)(SFC, 11/27/01, p.A3)
2001        Oct 22, Israeli forces held on to Palestinian territory despite US demands for withdrawal. 3 Palestinians were killed as fighting spilled into Lebanon.
    (SFC, 10/23/01, p.A13)
2001        Oct 22, Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams urged the Irish Republican Army to begin disarming to save Northern Ireland's peace process.
    (AP, 10/22/02)
2001        Oct 22-24, In eastern Nigeria soldiers killed up to 200 civilians and caused thousands of villagers to flee into the bush. The killings were apparently in revenge for 19 soldiers killed in Benue state. Pres. Obasanjo later acknowledged ordering the attacks and made a formal apology Jan 1, 2003.
    (SFC, 10/25/01, p.C16)(SFC, 10/26/01, p.D3)(AP, 1/3/03)
2001        Oct 22, Pakistan reached an agreement with the Taliban to accept the return of thousands of refugees. The Taliban agreed to set up 2 refugee camps inside Afghanistan.
    (SFC, 10/24/01, p.A12)
2001        Oct 22, In Venezuela at least 11 people, mostly children, were killed during a stampede into a bullring for a music concert in Valencia.
    (SFC, 10/23/01, p.C1)
2001        Oct 22, It was reported that Yemen had partially shut down its port of Aden after the breakup of a big anti-US protest. Militants were commandeering boats to ferry fighters out of the country and to Afghanistan.
    (WSJ, 10/22/01, p.A1)

2002        Oct 22, The US added Jemaah Islamiyah of Indonesia to its list of terrorist organizations.
    (WSJ, 10/23/02, p.A1)
2002        Oct 22, In Aspen Hill, Maryland, Conrad Everton Johnson (35), a bus driver, was shot in the chest and died during surgery. The shooting was suspected to be related to the serial sniper who already killed nine people this month. This was the 13th and final attack linked by authorities to the Washington-area sniper attacks.
    (AP, 10/22/02)(SFC, 10/23/02, p.A1)
2002        Oct 22, It was reported that a gene was identified that related to attention-deficit disorders and that it was located in a region of the human genome identified with autism.
    (WSJ, 10/22/02, p.D3)
2002        Oct 22, Richards Helms (89), CIA director who was fired by Richard Nixon, died. In 2003 his autobiography "A Look Over My Shoulder," co-written with William Hood, was published.
    (WSJ, 10/24/02, p.A1)(WSJ, 6/5/03, p.D8)
2002        Oct 22, Allied planes bombed a military air defense site in the northern no-fly zone over Iraq after taking fire from Iraqi forces.
    (AP, 10/22/02)
2002        Oct 22, Geraldine of Albania (87), the wife of King Zog (d.1961), died in Tirana.
    (SFC, 10/28/02, p.A17)
2002        Oct 22, Canadian writer Yann Martel won the Booker Prize for "Life of Pi," his quirky fable about a boy's survival after a shipwreck.
    (Reuters, 10/22/02)
2002        Oct 22, In Colombia a bomb exploded outside police headquarters in Bogota, killing two people and wounding nearly a dozen more.
    (AP, 10/22/02)
2002        Oct 22, The Colombian navy seized 2.75 tons of cocaine when officials intercepted a speedboat on the high seas.
    (AP, 10/22/02)
2002        Oct 22, A ferry carrying 51 people and a shipment of oil sank in rough weather in the Caspian Sea. One report said five onboard the ferry were rescued. The Mercury II freight and passenger ferry was making its way from the port of Aktau, Kazakhstan, heading southwest to the Azerbaijani capital Baku.
    (AP, 10/22/02)(WSJ, 10/23/02, p.A1)
2002        Oct 22, It was reported that special forces in the Pankisi Gorge of Georgia had captured 15 Arab militants linked to al Qaeda.
    (SFC, 10/22/02, p.A7)
2002        Oct 22, The Yugoslav government released a statement saying it had dismissed Jovan Cekovic, a former army general, and chief of Yugoimport following NATO evidence that it had engaged in exporting and refurbishing military equipment for Iraq.
    (SFC, 10/23/02, p.A9)
2002        Oct 22, In Zimbabwe a top opposition lawmaker who was in jail on murder charges was found dead in his cell, prompting calls for an independent investigation and autopsy. Learnmore Jongwe (28) had been in custody since July, when he was arrested in the stabbing death of his wife.
    (AP, 10/22/02)

2003        Oct 22, President Bush praised Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim nation, for battling terrorism. Bush defended US policy from the Mideast to Iraq during a frank exchange with moderate Muslim leaders during a stopover in Bali, Indonesia.
    (AP, 10/22/03)(AP, 10/22/08)
2003        Oct 22, IRL racer Tony Renna, 26, died after crashing at close to 220 mph during a test drive at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
    (AP, 10/22/04)
2003        Oct 22, In southern Australia the fossil of a 2.56-inch fishlike animal from the Flinders Ranges was believed to be at least 560 million years old, 30 million years older than the previous record.
    (AP, 10/23/03)
2003        Oct 22, Christina Mae Watson (26) died as she and her new husband dove off the tropical coast of Queensland. In 2009 David Gabriel Watson, of Birmingham, Alabama, pleaded guilty to manslaughter. He was expected to serve just one year of the four-and-a-half-year sentence in the death of his wife of 11 days. Watson served an 18-month sentence in Australia and was deported to the US in 2010 where he faced 2 murder counts in Alabama. On Feb 23, 2012, Watson was acquitted of murder charges after a Birmingham judge ruled that prosecutors lacked sufficient evidence.
    (AP, 6/5/09)(SFC, 11/26/10, p.A7)(SFC, 2/24/12, p.A5)
2003        Oct 22, Chile's Senate overwhelmingly approved a free trade treaty with the United States, paving the way for the accord to become effective Jan 1.
    (AP, 10/22/03)
2003        Oct 22, In Colombia a bomb attached to a motorcycle exploded damaging the state prosecutor's offices outside Medellin.
    (AP, 10/22/03)
2003        Oct 22, It was reported that pirated fuel from Iraq totaled some 2,000 tons for a daily loss of $250,000.
    (SFC, 10/22/03, p.A1)
2003        Oct 22, Israeli troops shot and killed 2 suspected Palestinian militants in the West Bank.
    (AP, 10/22/03)
2003        Oct 22, Jordan's king asked a royal court minister to form a new government.
    (AP, 10/22/03)
2003        Oct 22, A human rights report on North Korea said hundreds of thousands of prisoners worked in at least 36 hidden camps with torture and meager rations routine.
    (SFC, 10/22/03, p.A14)
2003        Oct 22, The Arab-dominated West African nation of Mauritania opened its first real presidential campaign in more than a decade, with the grandson of black African slaves of the Arabs among five opposition candidates competing.
    (AP, 10/22/03)
2003        Oct 22, Tensions spiraled between Ukraine and Russia over a small island controlling access to disputed waters. Pres. Leonid Kuchma cut short a Latin American trip to return home to deal with the issue. The dispute centers on construction of a dike from the Russian mainland out into the Kerch Strait that connects the Black and Azov Seas.
    (AP, 10/23/03)

2004        Oct 22, Pres. Bush signed a $136 billion corporate tax cut bill. It offered a one-time tax holiday in 2005 when corporations could repatriate their foreign income at a massively reduced tax rate.
    (SFC, 10/23/04, p.A1)(www.slate.com/id/2139782)(Econ, 2/24/07, SR p.9)
2004        Oct 22, The Sinclair Broadcast Group planned to air “A POW Story," with excerpts from the “documentary" film “Stolen Honor." The program questioned John Kerry’s antiwar activities during the Vietnam conflict.
    (WSJ, 10/22/04, p.B1)
2004        Oct 22, It was reported that engineers in Arizona, in an effort to stave off global warming, were building a prototype machine that would remove carbon dioxide from the air and store it in rocks or under the Earth.
    (WSJ, 10/22/04, p.A1)
2004        Oct 22, Suspected Algerian Islamic militants killed 16 people near Medea in the first attack on civilians since the start of the holy month of Ramadan.
    (AP, 10/23/04)
2004        Oct 22, Figures approved for public release by the British House of Commons, showed its 659 members claimed an average of 118,437 pounds in 2003, on top of their basic salary of 57,000 pounds.
    (AP, 10/22/04)
2004        Oct 22, Rosa Elena Simeon (61), Cuba's minister of science, technology and environment, died.
    (AP, 10/23/04)
2004        Oct 22, The EU said its member states will contribute $125 million to an African Union (AU) force in Sudan's troubled Darfur region.
    (AP, 10/23/04)
2004        Oct 22, A videotape of Margaret Hassan, the kidnapped director of CARE International in Iraq, appeared on Al-Jazeera, weeping and pleading with British PM Tony Blair to withdraw troops from Iraq "and not bring them to Baghdad" because "this might be my last hours."
    (AP, 10/22/04)
2004        Oct 22, A UN aid agency reported that Israel's recent 17-day military offensive in the northern Gaza Strip killed 107 Palestinians, left nearly 700 homeless and caused more than $3 million dollars in property damage.
    (AP, 10/22/04)
2004        Oct 22, Defiant Palestinian militants pounded Jewish settlements in the southern Gaza Strip with mortar fire, following the killing of a top Hamas militant in an Israeli airstrike.
    (AP, 10/22/04)
2004        Oct 22, Russia's lower house of parliament ratified the Kyoto Protocol on combating global warming.
    (AP, 10/22/04)

2005        Oct 22, Chicago beat the Houston Astros 5-3 in Game 1 of baseball’s best-of-seven World Series.
    (Reuters, 10/23/05)
2005        Oct 22, Donald Rumsfeld, US Defense Sec., wrapped up a 3-nation Asian tour with a stop in Mongolia. Pres. Bush was scheduled to stop in Ulan Bator in November.
    (WSJ, 10/24/05, p.A13)
2005        Oct 22, Scott McAlpin (24) of El Sobrante murdered his SF girlfriend Anastasia Melnitchenko (22). McAlpin was arrested the next day by US Park police at the Marin Headlands north of San Francisco. The body of Melnitchenko, was found in the trunk of his car. McAlpin had 8 previous felony convictions for domestic violence. In 2008 McAlpin was convicted of first degree murder.
    (SFC, 10/26/05, p.B1)(SFC, 12/5/08, p.B2)
2005        Oct 22, Armand Pierre Fernandez (76), the French-born sculptor known as Arman who was a leading figure of the New Realism movement, died in NYC.
    (AP, 10/23/05)
2005        Oct 22, In Afghanistan Ali Mohaqiq Nasab was convicted after his magazine Haqooq-i-Zan, or Women's Rights, published a series of articles about Islam. One challenged a belief that Muslims who convert to other religions should be stoned to death, as sanctioned by some interpretations of Islamic Shariah law, while another criticized the practice of punishing adultery with 100 lashes. On Oct 24 the UN criticized his two-year jail sentence.
    (AP, 10/24/05)
2005        Oct 22, In Britain one man was stabbed to death and several other people hurt in Birmingham when riots erupted over allegations a black girl was raped, though police said there is nothing to substantiate the claim. Members of the ethnic Afro-Caribbean and Pakistani communities clashed violently with each other after a week of tension over rumors that a 14-year-old Jamaican girl was raped at a South Asian-run shop.
    (AFP, 10/23/05)(AFP, 10/29/05)
2005        Oct 22, China’s legislature agreed to cut income taxes on the country’s poorest workers. The cutoff point to pay taxes was raised from 800 yuan to 1600 yuan ($198) per month.
    (WSJ, 10/24/05, p.A13)
2005        Oct 22, A bird flu outbreak killed 545 chickens and ducks in central China and prompted authorities to destroy 2,487 others.
    (AP, 10/25/05)
2005        Oct 22, A record 22nd tropical storm of the season formed about 125 miles off the Dominican Republic; because the annual list of storm names had already been exhausted, forecasters called the new system Tropical Storm Alpha.
    (AP, 10/22/06)
2005        Oct 22, At least 20 Guatemalan inmates considered to be extremely dangerous escaped from a high-security prison through a tunnel 50 miles south of Guatemala City.
    (AP, 10/23/05)
2005        Oct 22, In Haiti Muhammed Khalaf (32), a UN peacekeeper from the Jordanian army.  was shot while on patrol near the volatile Cite Soleil slum of Port-au-Prince. He died 2 days later.
    (AP, 10/24/05)
2005        Oct 22, US soldiers and warplanes killed 20 insurgents and destroyed five "safe houses" during an operation against militants who shelter foreign fighters for al-Qaida in Iraq near the Syrian border.
    (AP, 10/22/05)
2005        Oct 22, Hurricane Wilma crawled over Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, keeping some 30,000 tourists huddled in hotels and shelters amid shrieking winds and shattering glass.
    (AP, 10/22/05)
2005        Oct 22, In Nigeria a passenger jet crashed shortly after takeoff from Lagos, killing all 117 on board.
    (AP, 10/25/05)
2005        Oct 22, In Spain the Basque country's ruling party called for new initiatives to end violence by ETA guerrillas in Spain and break a political deadlock over the region's status.
    (AP, 10/22/05)
2005        Oct 22, Bishops from around the world approved a set of 50 recommendations for Pope Benedict XVI on running the Roman Catholic Church that reaffirm church teaching on such issues as celibacy for priests.
    (AP, 10/22/05)

2006        Oct 22, Senior US diplomat Alberto Fernandez apologized for saying in an al-Jazeera TV interview that US policy in Iraq had displayed "arrogance" and "stupidity."
    (AP, 10/22/07)
2006        Oct 22, The Oracle OpenWorld convention opened in SF. Some 42,000 attendees were expected to pump $60 million into the city’s economy by the close on Oct 27.
    (SFC, 10/23/06, p.E1)
2006        Oct 22, Actor Arthur Hill died in Los Angeles at age 84.
    (AP, 10/22/07)
2006        Oct 22, Arnold Sundgaard, librettist and playwright, died in Dallas, Texas. He and Kurt Weill collaborated on the 1948 opera “Down in the Valley."
    (SFC, 11/10/06, p.B8)
2006        Oct 22, The Afghan government and the UN appealed for $43 million in aid to respond to a severe drought and help tens of thousands of families displaced by fighting in the country's south. In southern Afghanistan insurgents attacked a NATO convoy, sparking a gunbattle that killed 15 suspected militants and wounded two NATO troops. Fighting between forces loyal to two pro-government warlords in western Afghanistan left at least 12 people dead.
    (AP, 10/22/06)(AP, 10/23/06)
2006        Oct 22, PM John Howard announced that Australia is to launch a 500-million-dollar drive to tackle global warming, as the country battles its worst drought in more than a century.
    (AFP, 10/22/06)
2006        Oct 22, Bulgarians voted for the president who will lead their country into the EU. Incumbent Georgi Parvanov won 64% of the vote against his main rival, ultranationalist Volen Siderov. Turnout was only 38% of Bulgaria's 6.4 million eligible voters, short of the 50% required by law to allow Parvanov to avoid a runoff. Most power in Bulgaria rests with the prime minister and parliament. But the president does have veto powers, giving him the right to send any bill back to parliament. He also represents the state abroad, leads the armed forces and can sign international treaties. The president is elected for a term of five years, renewable only once. The runoff was set for Oct 29.
    (AP, 10/22/06)(WSJ, 10/24/06, p.A1)
2006        Oct 22, A half-mile section of China's Yellow River turned "red and smelly" after an unknown discharge was poured into it from a sewage pipe in Lanzhou, a city of 2 million people in western Gansu province.
    (AP, 10/23/06)
2006        Oct 22, Iraq's former finance minister alleged in a US television report that up to $800 million meant to equip the Iraqi army had been stolen from the government by former officials through fraudulent arms deals. In Iraq militants targeted police recruits and shoppers rounding up last-minute sweets and delicacies for a feast to mark the end of the Ramadan holy month. Gunmen in five sedans ambushed a convoy of buses carrying police recruits near the city of Baqouba, killing at least 15 and wounding 25 others. At least 44 Iraqis were killed or their bodies were founded dumped along roads or in the Tigris River. The killings raised to at least 950 the number of Iraqis who have died in war-related violence this month, an average of more than 40 a day. Six US soldiers were killed, three by small arms fire west of the capital and three by roadside bombs within Baghdad.
    (AP, 10/23/06)
2006        Oct 22, An Israeli Cabinet minister said the Israeli army used phosphorous artillery shells against Hezbollah guerrilla targets during their war in Lebanon this summer, confirming Lebanese allegations for the first time. Israel's defense minister said that air force flights over Lebanon would continue because arms smuggling to Lebanese guerrillas has not stopped.
    (AP, 10/22/06)
2006        Oct 22, Palestinian security forces blocked main Gaza Strip intersections, burning tires and snarling traffic to protest the Hamas-led government's inability to pay their salaries.
    (AP, 10/22/06)
2006        Oct 22, Voters in Panama approved a $5.25 billion referendum, pushed by Pres, Torrijos, to expand the Panama Canal. The project was expected to take 8 years and provide some 7,000 jobs.
    (AP, 10/23/06)(Econ, 7/21/07, p.39)
2006        Oct 22, Choi Kyu-hah (88), former president of South Korean (1979-80), died of heart failure. Choi became acting president in 1979 after the assassination of President Park Chung-hee. He was forced to resign just eight months later following a military coup.
    (AP, 10/22/06)
2006        Oct 22, The Sudanese government ordered the chief UN envoy to leave the country within three days after he wrote that the Sudanese army had suffered serious losses in fighting with rebels in northern Darfur.
    (AP, 10/22/06)
2006        Oct 22-2006 Oct 28, US federal, state and local officers rounded up some 10,700 fugitives in a sweep of 24 eastern states, DC, and Puerto Rico.
    (SFC, 11/32/06, p.A11)

2007        Oct 22,     Pres. Bush asked Congress for $196.4 billion for the Iraq war. This included $500 million to help Mexico fight drug traffickers as Mexico and the US announced plans for a $1.4 billion aid package to fight drug trafficking and other organized crime south of the border.
    (SFC, 10/23/07, p.A7)(WSJ, 10/23/07, p.A1)
2007        Oct 22, The US announced the Merida Initiative. It was signed into law on June 30, 2008. It is a security cooperation between the United States and the government of Mexico and the countries of Central America, with the aim of combating the threats of drug trafficking, transnational crime and money laundering. The assistance includes training, equipment and intelligence.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M%C3%A9rida_Initiative)
2007        Oct 22,     The United States handed over 30 military helicopters to key ally Pakistan to help fight extremism and provide humanitarian relief in the region.
    (AP, 10/22/07)
2007        Oct 22, A US Navy sailor allegedly shot and killed two female sailors in the barracks of an American military base in Bahrain.
    (AP, 10/22/07)
2007        Oct 22, A federal judge in Dallas declared a mistrial for former leaders of the Texas-based Holy Land Foundation, a Muslim charity accused of funding terrorism.
    (AP, 10/22/08)
2007        Oct 22, Bear Stearns, one of America’s top investment banks, announced a strategic alliance with Citic Securities, China’s largest listed brokerage firm.
    (Econ, 10/27/07, p.84)
2007        Oct 22,     Microsoft Corp. dropped a nearly decade-long legal battle with European regulators, agreeing to key parts of an antitrust ruling that has already led to hundreds of millions in fines.
    (AP, 10/22/07)
2007        Oct 22, Two new studies said the world's oceans may be losing their ability to soak up extra carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere, with the risk that this will help stoke global warming.
    (AFP, 10/22/07)
2007        Oct 22,     NATO and Afghan troops called in airstrikes during a battle against insurgents that left 20 suspected militants but also several civilians dead in Wardak province.
    (AP, 10/23/07)
2007        Oct 22,     President Hu Jintao emerged politically stronger after the Communist Party handed him a second five-year term, allowing him a freer hand to manage tensions over a rising wealth gap and boost spending on long-neglected social services.
    (AP, 10/22/07)
2007        Oct 22,     The United Nations Refugee agency (UNHCR) said some 8,000 Congolese refugees have fled to neighboring Uganda following clashes between Congo's army and dissident general Laurent Nkunda.
    (Reuters, 10/22/07)
2007        Oct 22,     Congolese militia leader Germain Katanga became only the second war crimes suspect to appear before the International Criminal Court at The Hague.
    (AFP, 10/22/07)
2007        Oct 22,     Bombs struck Shiite targets in Baghdad, killing at least seven people and wounding two dozen. Iraqi Kurdish rebels said they were ready to lay down their arms if Turkey stopped targeting the rebels and abandoned plans for an incursion into Iraq, according to a rebel website. Osama bin Laden called for Iraqi insurgents to unite and avoid divisive "extremism," speaking in an audiotape and apparently intended to win over Sunnis opposed to al-Qaida's branch in Iraq.
    (AP, 10/22/07)(AFP, 10/22/07)(AP, 10/22/07)
2007        Oct 22,     About 1,000 Palestinian prisoners rioted at an Israeli desert prison, attacking guards, torching the tents where they are housed and leaving 30 people injured.
    (AP, 10/22/07)
2007        Oct 22,     About 40 tons of oil spilled from a land pipeline carrying crude from the port of Ashkelon in southern Israel to refineries in the northern city of Haifa.
    (AP, 10/23/07)
2007        Oct 22, An Italian lobby group for small businesses said revenue from organized crime amounts to an estimated $127 billion annually, making it the largest segment of the economy.
    (AP, 10/22/07)
2007        Oct 22,     Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiyev signed a decree dissolving parliament, a day after voters overwhelmingly approved a referendum on constitutional changes that his critics called a power grab.
    (AP, 10/22/07)
2007        Oct 22,     French President Nicolas Sarkozy met with Morocco's King Mohammed XVI and signed a string of deals aimed at fostering closer cooperation between the two countries and economic development projects.
    (AP, 10/22/07)
2007        Oct 22,     Mozambique's former President Joaquim Chissano, who brought peace and democracy to his country, won the first Mo Ibrahim Prize for achievement in African leadership.
    (AP, 10/22/07)
2007        Oct 22,     In Poland election results showed pro-business Civic Platform, led by Donald Tusk, beating PM Jaroslaw Kaczynski's nationalist conservatives by nearly 10 percentage points, enough to allow them to form a coalition government with an allied party. The incoming government promised to negotiate a tougher deal with the US when it comes to hosting a missile defense base. Civic Platform won 209 seats in the 460-member lower house.
    (AP, 10/22/07)(Econ, 10/27/07, p.59)
2007        Oct 22,     Romania's President Traian Basescu apologized for the deportation of thousands of Gypsies to Nazi death camps during World War II, the first time a government official has done so publicly.
    (AP, 10/23/07)
2007        Oct 22,     A group of Tamil Tiger fighters, backed by the rebel group's tiny air force, carried out a surprise pre-dawn attack on a Sri Lankan air force base, setting off a huge battle that killed five airmen and 20 guerrillas. 24 of 27 aircraft were destroyed or damaged.
    (AP, 10/22/07)(Econ, 11/10/07, p.54)

2008        Oct 22, The Bush administration imposed financial sanctions on an Iranian state-owned bank for allegedly providing financial services in support of the country’s weapons program.
    (SFC, 10/23/08, p.A11)
2008        Oct 22, Federal immigration officials arrested several members of the MS-13, Mara Salvatrucha, street gang after conducting raids in SF, Richmond and south San Francisco. 29 people were indicted on multiple charges including murder, car theft and extortion.
    (SFC, 10/23/08, p.B8)(SFC, 10/24/08, p.B1)
2008        Oct 22, Sheriffs' deputies in Crockett County, Tenn., arrested two suspects, Daniel Cowart (20) of Bells, Tenn., and Paul Schlesselman (18) of Helena-West Helena, Ark., on unspecified charges. On Oct 27 federal authorities charged the 2 white supremacists for allegedly plotting to go on a national killing spree, shooting and decapitating black people and ultimately targeting Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama. On March 29, 2010, Cowart pleaded guilty to eight of 10 counts in an indictment accusing him of conspiracy, threatening a presidential candidate and various federal firearms violations. Co-defendant Schlesselman pleaded guilty in January.
    (AP, 10/28/08)(AP, 3/29/10)
2008        Oct 22, The DJIA tumbled 514.45 to close at 8519.21, its 7th biggest point drop in history, as investors believed that the global economy is heading into a deep recession. Hungary’s central bank raised interest rates by 3 points, from 8.5% to 11.5%, to prevent a run on its currency. Argentine and Brazilian stock markets each fell about 10%. Former Fed Chief Alan Greenspan said he was wrong to think that financial markets could police themselves.
    (WSJ, 10/22/08, p.A1)(SFC, 10/24/08, p.C1)(Econ, 10/25/08, p.33)
2008        Oct 22, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation said that over the next 5 years it will grant 104 scientists and researchers in 22 countries $100,000 each to research in areas selected from applications that were submitted over the Internet.
    (WSJ, 10/23/08, p.A4)
2008        Oct 22, Near Livermore, Ca., 2 horses were found shot to death in a pasture on Collier Canyon Road. A calf was also found shot to death on Manning Road in Alameda County. A reward of $17,000 was later offered for information on the killing of the horses.
    (SFC, 10/31/08, p.B4)
2008        Oct 22, The fishing vessel Katmai sank off Alaska’s Aleutian Islands. 4 crew members were rescued after spending some 15 hours in a life raft. 5 bodies were recovered with 2 men missing.
    (SFC, 10/24/08, p.A10)
2008        Oct 22, A US-led coalition airstrike hit an Afghan army checkpoint, killing nine soldiers. The American military acknowledged that its forces may have "mistakenly" killed allied troops. In southern Uruzgan province a two-day battle that ended with 35 Taliban fighters killed along with three Afghan police. US troops killed 7 militants and detained 7 others in a series of operations throughout Afghanistan. Among the dead was a Taliban leader in Helmand province responsible for attacks on coalition forces and Afghan security checkpoints. Another three militants were killed inside a cave in the western Farah province's Bala Buluk district during a raid by American and Afghan troops. In western Afghanistan a roadside bomb killed three US coalition members.
    (AP, 10/22/08)(AP, 10/23/08)
2008        Oct 22, Leaders from three African trading blocs, accounting for more than half the continent's industrial output, met in the Ugandan capital, to push for a single market. Six heads of state and foreign ministers from 26 countries of the East African Community, Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) and Southern Africa Development Community gathered in Kampala for a Tripartite Summit.
    (AFP, 10/22/08)
2008        Oct 22, Defense Minister Joel Fitzgibbon said Australia will reduce its troop deployment to East Timor because of the improved security situation.
    (AFP, 10/22/08)
2008        Oct 22, The British government won its appeal to the highest court against previous rulings allowing displaced Indian Ocean Chagos islanders to return home. The resettlement of the Chagossians in the 1960s and1970s allowed Britain to lease the main island, Diego Garcia, to the United States military for 50 years.
    (AFP, 10/22/08)
2008        Oct 22, British researchers said a drug, known by its lab name of alemtuzumab and licensed for use against leukemia, braked and even reversed the effects of multiple sclerosis among patients with MS.
    (http://health.yahoo.com/news/reuters/us_multiplesclerosis_drug.html)
2008        Oct 22, The Canadian dollar tumbled to its lowest level versus the US dollar in more than three years as lower oil prices and a stronger greenback combined to knock the currency below 80 US cents.
    (AP, 10/22/08)
2008        Oct 22, China’s government announced that the minimum downpayment on first homes would be reduced to 20% from 30%, stamp tax would be eliminated and mortgage rates cut.
    (Econ, 10/25/08, p.52)
2008        Oct 22, Officials said the EU, the US and other international donors have pledged more than $4.5 billion for rebuilding parts of Georgia that were damaged in its war with Russia.
    (AP, 10/22/08)
2008        Oct 22, In Guatemala City Abel Giron (29), a layout designer for El Periodico newspaper, died after being struck in the heart with an arrow fired by assailants waiting for him outside his home.
    (AP, 10/22/08)
2008        Oct 22, India launched its first mission to the moon, rocketing the Chandrayaan 1 satellite up into the pale dawn sky in a two-year mission to redraw maps of the lunar surface. On board was the Mono Mineralogy Mapper, a NASA spectroscope.
    (AP, 10/22/08)(Econ, 10/25/08, p.96)
2008        Oct 22, A car bomb exploded in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, killing four civilians. Local government acknowledged it has yet to persuade frightened Christians to return to the homes they fled. In Baghdad three separate blasts killed a sick man being transported in an ambulance and wounded 11 others. An influential Iraqi cleric living in Iran issued a fatwa condemning a US-Iraqi security pact that would keep American troops in Iraq for three more years and warned Iraqi leaders not to back the deal.
    (AP, 10/22/08)
2008        Oct 22, An Ivory Coast court jailed Salomon Ugborugbo (39), a Nigerian man, for 20 years for the 2006 dumping of hundreds of tons of toxic waste from an international oil trader that killed at least 16 people and left more than 100,000 needing treatment. Essouoin Koua Desire, who played a key role in Ugborugbo's local company Tommy securing the US$20,000 waste disposal contract, was also convicted and jailed for five years.
    (AP, 10/23/08)
2008        Oct 22, In Ciudad Juarez, across the border from El Paso, Texas, four men were shot inside a go-cart rental at the Xtreme amusement park. Elsewhere in the city, a used car salesman was shot to death while driving down a main boulevard hours after leading hundreds of other business owners in a protest against kidnappings and extortion. In Tijuana a 1-year-old boy was killed when the car he was riding in crashed as the driver tried to flee a gunbattle. In northern Mexico 10 gunmen were killed in running battles with state police in the city of Nogales. Outside the northeastern city of Monterrey, a soldier, the director of a security firm and third man were found stabbed to death alongside a highway.
    (AP, 10/23/08)
2008        Oct 22, Pakistani lawmakers passed a resolution calling for an urgent review of the government's national security strategy, saying that dialogue with Islamic militants should be given the "highest priority." The International Monetary Fund moved to bail out cash-strapped Pakistan in the Fund's first bid to shore up an Asian economy following global financial turmoil as the fiscal deficit hit 10% of GDP. An air strike at a militant compound in northwestern Bajaur tribal district killed 33 rebels.
    (AP, 10/22/08)(AFP, 10/22/08)(AFP, 10/23/08)(Econ, 10/25/08, p.54)
2008        Oct 22, Russia's foreign minister said Moscow wants to negotiate an extension of its lease at Ukraine's Black Sea port of Sevastopol. The move would keep Russia's Black Sea Fleet in the port where it has been stationed for centuries.
    (AP, 10/22/08)
2008        Oct 22, In Sri Lanka the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) rammed explosives-laden boats against the MV Ruhuna and MV Nimalawa which were supplying the besieged Jaffna peninsula in a pre-dawn attack. Officials said at least six members of the elite Black Sea Tiger suicide squad may have perished in the attack.
    (AP, 10/22/08)

2009        Oct 22, The Obama administration said it is designating over 200,000 square miles in Alaska and off its coast as critical habitat for polar bears.
    (SFC, 10/23/09, p.A7)
2009        Oct 22, US authorities arrested over 300 people in 38 cities in a sting against Mexico’s La Familia drug operations in the US. At least 84 were arrested in Dallas as part of Operation Coronado.
    (SFC, 10/23/09, p.A12)(SFC, 12/12/09, p.A4)
2009        Oct 22, The US pay czar slashed compensation for top earners at seven bailed-out companies for the final two months of the year, and was immediately slammed by the country's largest bank which claimed the cuts could send talent fleeing.
    (Reuters, 10/22/09)
2009        Oct 22, California authorities said a grand jury has indicted 18 people on charges of marijuana growing and mortgage fraud. The San Francisco Bay Area residents allegedly operated marijuana gardens in 50 homes in the Central Valley in 2006 and 2007.
    (SFC, 10/23/09, p.A14)
2009        Oct 22, Officials in Benicia, Ca., announced that ships in the “ghost fleet" of Suisun Bay would begin a process of cleanup and dismantling next month. The first two ships scheduled for recycling were the Pan American Victory and the Earlham Victory, both WWII cargo ships built in 1945.
    (SFC, 10/23/09, p.A1)
2009        Oct 22, SF city officials broke ground on a project to rebuild San Francisco General Hospital. City voters in 2008 had authorized an $887 million bond measure for the project.
    (SFC, 10/23/09, p.D1)
2009        Oct 22, The Minnesota Supreme Court ruled that bong water can count as an illegal drug. A person could be prosecuted for a first-degree drug crime for 25 grams or more of bong water that tests positive for a controlled substance.
    (SFC, 10/23/09, p.A7)
2009        Oct 22, The Windows 7 computer operating system went on sale.
    (SFC, 10/22/09, p.C2)
2009        Oct 22, Soupy Sales (b.1926), TV personality born as Milton Supman, died in NYC. He was best known for his Detroit-based children's television show, “Lunch with Soupy Sales" (1953). Beginning in October 1959, it was telecast nationally on the ABC television network. His career was built on some 20,000 pies to face and 5,000 live TV appearances across half a century.
    (SFC, 10/23/09, p.A8)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soupy_Sales)
2009        Oct 22, African leaders started a 2-day summit in Kampala, Uganda, aiming to ratify the Convention on the Protection and Assistance of the Displaced People in Africa, now numbering about 17 million.
    (AFP, 10/22/09)
2009        Oct 22, In Australia Don Lane (75), an American song-and-dance man known as "The Lanky Yank," died. He was handed a full-time gig on Australian TV in 1975 and "The Don Lane Show" became a ratings winner, a mixture of cabaret acts, interviews, comedy skits and a song from the tall host to close each show.
    (AP, 10/22/09)
2009        Oct 22, In Curitiba, Brazil, Jorge Guilherme Marinho Martins (26), the son of fire chief Jorge Luiz Thais Martins, was killed by robbers who wanted to steal his car while he returned from a party. His girlfriend also was shot, but survived. At least eight drug users in the neighborhood were soon killed. In 2011 an arrest warrant was issued for Martins for his alleged involvement in killing the drug users.
    (AP, 1/28/11)(http://tinyurl.com/4zmt6t4)
2009        Oct 22, More than 8 million people watched British National Party leader Nick Griffin slam Islam as a wicked faith, express his disgust at homosexuals and defend the Ku Klux Klan on its "Question Time" program.
    (AP, 10/23/09)
2009        Oct 22, British Royal Mail workers began a two-day strike in a bitter row over pay, conditions and modernization, causing widespread disruption to mail services.
    (AFP, 10/22/09)
2009        Oct 22, The Red Cross said more than 4,500 people have fled attacks by the Ugandan rebel group Lord's Resistance Army in the Central African Republic.
    (AFP, 10/22/09)
2009        Oct 22, Ethiopia said it needs emergency food aid for 6.2 million people, an appeal that comes 25 years after a devastating famine compounded by communist policies killed 1 million and prompted one of the largest charity campaigns in history.
    (AP, 10/22/09)
2009        Oct 22, The EU's parliament awarded its annual Sakharov Prize for freedom of thought to three prominent Russian rights activists, in recognition of the difficult conditions they face in defending human rights in Russia today. The prize was awarded to Lyudmila Alexeyeva (82), Sergei Kovalyov (79) and Oleg Orlov (56) on behalf of the human rights organization Memorial and "all other human rights defenders in Russia."
    (AP, 10/22/09)
2009        Oct 22, The EU said it has launched an investigation into a prized Spanish wetland that has turned bone dry through mismanagement of water resources and is now on fire underground, white smoke now rising from areas where fish once swam. The EU wants the Spanish government to explain how it plans to save Las Tablas de Daimiel National Park in the central Castilla-La Mancha region. It is classified as a UNESCO biosphere site and an EU-protected area because of its birdlife.
    (AP, 10/22/09)
2009        Oct 22, In Iraq a local police chief said 6 suspected al-Qaida members, including two who were formerly detained by US troops, were arrested near the western Iraqi city of Fallujah. They had been released in July for lack of evidence. A local criminal court in Diyala province issued an arrest warrant for parliamentarian Tayseer al-Mashhadani a Sunni member of parliament, and her husband, Hashim al-Hiyali, on suspicion of financing and inciting sectarian violence.
    (AP, 10/22/09)(AP, 10/24/09)
2009        Oct 22, Mexican police detained five suspected associates of the Gulf drug cartel for alleged involvement in violent clashes that killed four people in the central Mexican state of Hidalgo. The suspects were said to be affiliated with the Zetas, the drug ring's hit men.
    (AP, 10/28/09)
2009        Oct 22, In Pakistan suspected militants on a motorbike shot and killed a senior army officer and a soldier in Islamabad, striking at security forces as the military wages a major anti-Taliban offensive in the northwest. An army statement reported two more soldiers were killed, bringing the army's death toll to 18, while 24 more militants were slain, bringing their death toll to 129.
    (AP, 10/22/09)
2009        Oct 22, In the Philippines outbreaks of leptospirosis, spread by water contaminated with the urine of rats, dogs and other animals, have compounded the problems faced after back-to-back storms since late last month killed more than 900 people. The WHO said it will send an emergency team to help fight a bacterial disease outbreak that has killed at least 148 people and sickened nearly 2,000 in and around the flood-hit capital.
    (AP, 10/22/09)
2009        Oct 22, In Somalia mortar bombs killed at least 30 people in Mogadishu after rebels launched shells at the president's plane and African Union (AU) peacekeepers responded with heavy artillery fire.
    (Reuters, 10/22/09)
2009        Oct 22, Somali pirates with automatic weapons seized the India-managed, Panamanian-flagged MV Al Khaliq cargo ship off Africa's east coast and held its 26 crew members hostage. Pirates also unsuccessfully attempted to hijack the Italian-flagged MV Jolly Rosso off the Kenyan coast. The Al Khaliq cargo ship was freed on Feb 9, 2010, after 3.1 million US dollars were paid to the pirates.
    (AP, 10/22/09)(AFP, 2/9/10)
2009        Oct 22, In Sri Lanka more than 4,000 ethnic Tamils displaced by civil war left government-run camps, the latest to be released amid international criticism that Sri Lanka is moving too slowly to let thousands of others go.
    (AP, 10/22/09)
2009        Oct 22, A Sudanese court sentenced two women to 20 lashes for dressing "indecently." Judge Hassan Mohammed Ali said: "The two women wore trousers and no headscarf. The court therefore finds them guilty according the public order laws." Last year nearly 43,000 women were detained for indecent clothing offences in Khartoum region, where five million people live.
    (AFP, 10/22/09)
2009        Oct 22, In Sudan gunmen kidnapped Gauthier Lefevre (35), a French staff member working for the International Committee of the Red Cross, in the western Darfur region. The kidnappers soon demanded a three-million-euro ransom. Lefevre was released on March 18, 2010.
    (AP, 10/22/09)(AFP, 10/27/09)(AP, 3/18/10)
2009        Oct 22, The Swedish government approved the early release of former Bosnian Serb President Biljana Plavsic (79), who was sentenced to 11 years in prison by a war crimes tribunal. The Justice Ministry says she will be released on Oct 27 after serving two-thirds of her sentence for persecution.
    (AP, 10/22/09)
2009        Oct 22, Uruguay's last dictator, Gregorio Alvarez (83), was sentenced to 25 years in prison for 37 homicides during the 1973-1985 military regime, when dissidents disappeared in a region-wide crackdown on leftists called "Operation Condor." Alvarez was commander-in-chief of the army (1978-1979) and de facto president from 1981 until Feb 12, 1985. Navy Capt. Juan Larcebeau was also sentenced to 20 years in prison for 29 homicides related to clandestine prisoner transfers in 1978.
    (AP, 10/22/09)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gregorio_Conrado_%C3%81lvarez)
2009        Oct 22, Venezuela deported Luis Cediel to the US. The Colombian man had links to a pyramid scheme that bilked Colombians out of hundreds of millions of dollars.
    (SFC, 10/23/09, p.A2)

2010        Oct 22, The Obama administration laid out a five-year, $2 billion military aid package for Pakistan as it pressed the Islamabad government to step up the fight against extremists there and in neighboring Afghanistan.
    (AP, 10/22/10)
2010        Oct 22, Ephren Taylor resigned from City Capital and has since been replaced by Jeff M. Smuda. Taylor allegedly took one million dollars from members at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church near Atlanta. Smuda was elected chairman of the failing company shortly after Taylor’s resignation. According to their SEC, filing Jeff M. Smuda is an expert in restructuring companies to profitability. Taylor was soon dubbed “the black Bernie Madoff."
    (Econ, 1/28/12, p.63)(http://tinyurl.com/8a6vrqw)
2010        Oct 22, In Virginia Glenn Shriver (28) of Detroit pleaded guilty to trying to get a job with the Central Intelligence Agency in order to spy for China and to hiding contacts and money he got from Chinese intelligence agents. Shriver acknowledged that he met with Chinese officials about 20 times beginning in 2004 and that he received a total of about $70,000 from Chinese intelligence officers. His plea agreement called for a sentence of 48 months in prison.
    (Reuters, 10/22/10)
2010        Oct 22, The WikiLeaks website released 391,831 purported Iraq war logs in the biggest leak of secret information in US history. The documents date from the start of 2004 to Jan 1, 2010. They suggested that far more Iraqis died than previously acknowledged during the years of sectarian bloodletting and criminal violence unleashed by the American-led invasion in 2003. Accounts of civilian deaths included deaths unknown or unreported before now, as many as 15,000 by the count of one independent research group.
    (AP, 10/23/10)
2010        Oct 22, The Lancet journal published a study online reporting that low doses of aspirin, taken daily and over the long term, cut cases of colorectal cancer by a quarter and the death toll from this disease by a third. Aspirin is believed to have a preventive effect because it inhibits an enzyme called COX-2, which promotes cell proliferation in colorectal tumors.
    (AFP, 10/22/10)
2010        Oct 22, A shark attack off the coast of Santa Barbara County, Ca., killed surfer Lucas Ransom (19).
    (SFC, 10/23/10, p.A12)
2010        Oct 22, In southeastern Afghanistan Taliban fighters attacked a NATO convoy and killed three drivers before setting 13 fuel tankers ablaze.
    (AP, 10/22/10)
2010        Oct 22, A British judge sentenced James Robinson (73), a former Roman Catholic priest, to 21 years in jail after he was convicted of 21 charges of sexual offenses against boys. Ordained in 1971, he was accused of abusing boys from 1959 to 1983.
    (AP, 10/22/10)
2010        Oct 22, A nuclear-powered British submarine, the HMS Astute, was grounded in an accident off the coast of Scotland. Officials said the incident was not serious and no one was injured.
    (AP, 10/22/10) 
2010        Oct 22, In Canada Alberta Provincial Court Judge Ken Tjosvold found Syncrude, one of Canada's largest oil sands producers, guilty in the deaths of the 1,600 ducks in a toxic waste pond last June. Syncrude accepted the C$3 million sentencing proposal.
    (Reuters, 10/22/10)
2010        Oct 22, In China Kigali and Beijing agreed to enhance their military cooperation during a visit to China by Rwandan Defence Minister James Kaberebe. Kaberebe held talks with his Chinese counterpart, Liang Guanglie, as part of a five-day visit to China.
    (AFP, 10/23/10)
2010        Oct 22, Costa Rica sent some 70 police reinforcements to the border area after receiving reports of Nicaraguan soldiers on its soil. This was one day after Costa Rica formally complained to Nicaragua's ambassador about the dredging in the San Juan River. Nicaragua's army chief of staff, Gen. Julio Aviles, later said the soldiers were on the Nicaraguan side of the border as part of an anti-drug operation.
    (AP, 11/2/10)
2010        Oct 22, French riot police forced a strategic refinery to reopen, aiming to halt growing fuel shortages. The French Senate voted 177-153 to back the contested retirement reform.
    (AP, 10/22/10)(SFC, 10/23/10, p.A4)
2010        Oct 22, Guinea announced an indefinite delay of a presidential election run-off two days before it was to be held, casting doubt on the West African state's hopes for civilian rule and provoking fresh protests.
    (Reuters, 10/22/10)
2010        Oct 22, In Haiti aid groups rushed in medicine and other supplies to combat a suspected cholera outbreak. At least 135 people had already died in the rural Artibonite region, host to thousands of quake refugees.
    (AP, 10/22/10)
2010        Oct 22, In eastern India suspected Maoist rebels triggered a land mine as a police vehicle drove past, killing six officers in the Sheohar district of Bihar state.
    (AP, 10/23/10)
2010        Oct 22, In eastern Indonesia the Tersanjung, a small passenger ship, sank off the cape of Watumanuk on Flores island. It was reportedly carrying 66 people. 44 people were rescued and 22 remained missing.
    (AP, 10/22/10)(AP, 10/23/10)
2010        Oct 22, Human Rights Watch said banditry, violence, and rape are widespread in Ivory Coast's western provinces even as the country gears for historic national elections.
    (AP, 10/22/10)
2010        Oct 22, In Mexico at least 13 young people (aged 13 to 32), including 6 women and girls, were shot dead and 20 wounded in an attack on a house party in Ciudad Juarez. A 14th person died soon after from wounds.
     (AP, 10/23/10)(AP, 10/25/10)
2010        Oct 22, Mexican authorities said federal police have captured Huang Chen Yaowei, the suspected leader of a gang that trafficked Chinese migrants through Mexico to the US.
    (AP, 10/23/10)
2010        Oct 22, In the central Netherlands a collision between the German cargo ship Duisburg Ruhror and a small Dutch passenger ferry on a canal took the life of ferry skipper Hendrik Plomp (56). Divers soon recovered his body.
    (AP, 10/23/10)
2010        Oct 22, In Nigeria Mallam Tukur, a local government official, died after being shot in the body and head at his home in Bauchi state.
    (AP, 10/23/10)
2010        Oct 22, The UN Children's Fund said about 1,555 people have died of cholera in Nigeria this year, marking a likely peak in a three-year-old surge in the disease in the country.
    (AFP, 10/22/10)
2010        Oct 22, In Pakistan bombs hit a mosque and a group of soldiers in Peshawar, killing 9 people. Army airstrikes later in the day killed 22 suspected insurgents in the area where the soldiers had been traveling. A roadside bomb killed 6 paramilitary soldiers in the Orakzai tribal region.
    (AP, 10/22/10)(AP, 10/23/10)
2010        Oct 22, In the Philippines ex-convict Fely Mateo stabbed 9 people at the Talisayan Elementary School in Zamboanga City, killing 3, before parents wrestled away his knife and stabbed him to death with it. The man killed a teacher, a 5th-grader and an elderly man who was among those who tried to grab the attacker's knife.
    (AP, 10/22/10)
2010        Oct 22, In Singapore an American (37), who already may be caned for overstaying his visa, was charged with fraud for allegedly scamming an Australian man out of thousands of dollars. Prosecutors alleged that calls made from Kamari Charlton's mobile phone in March deceived Mirko Prskalo into sending 17,145 Australian dollars ($16,853) in four payments. Prskalo was told that his nephew and family in Singapore urgently needed the money.
    (AP, 10/22/10)
2010        Oct 22, World Wildlife spokeswoman Marie von Zeipel, speaking at a seminar in Sweden, estimated that only 3,200 tigers remain in the wild and that this population would shrink 97% over the next 100 years.
    (SFC, 10/23/10, p.A2)
2010        Oct 22, In Taiwan at least 7 people died when a temple collapsed in Suao, a coastal town in the northeast Ilan county. Torrential rains unleashed by Typhoon Megi triggered landslides that also left dozens missing and hundreds stranded. 19 Chinese bus passengers were among 23 people still missing on the island. As many as 31 people were left dead.
    (AFP, 10/22/10)(AP, 10/23/10)(SFC, 10/25/10, p.A2)
2010        Oct 22, Thai police raided a warehouse where wildlife smugglers were storing thousands of illegally collected reptiles for shipment overseas.
    (AP, 10/22/10)
2010        Oct 22, In Vietnam disaster officials said the death toll from severe flooding in four central provinces had climbed to 75, including 14 victims from a bus swept off a road by strong currents, with six passengers still missing.
    (AP, 10/23/10)
2010        Oct 22, In eastern Yemen suspected al-Qaida gunmen killed Lt. Col. Abdul-Aziz Abu Abed, a senior intelligence officer, outside his house in Mukalla.
    (AP, 10/23/10)

2011        Oct 22, In San Leandro, Ca., motorcyclist George Lopez (51) was run over and killed by the driver of a paratransit van. Eddie Hall (31) was soon charged with intentionally hit Lopez, who was riding with a group of Hells Angels.
    (SFC, 10/25/11, p.C3)(SFC, 10/27/11, p.C3)
2011        Oct 22, Afghan President Hamid Karzai, in an aired interview with private Pakistani television station GEO, said that if the United States and Pakistan ever went to war, his country would back Islamabad.
    (AP, 10/23/11)
2011        Oct 22, Off southwest Australia a great white shark killed an American recreational diver in a third fatality in recent weeks.
    (AP, 10/22/11)
2011        Oct 22, Anti-capitalist protesters set up a second camp in London, as they marked one week of demonstrations outside St Paul's Cathedral, which forced the 300-year-old monument to close a day earlier.
    (AFP, 10/23/11)
2011        Oct 22, In northeast Colombia 10 government soldiers were killed in an attack blamed on leftist rebels, the second such loss in less than three days.
    (AP, 10/23/11)
2011        Oct 22, Egypt's judicial union called on judges to refrain from showing up to court until they receive protection from authorities after what they say are assaults by lawyers. The call came amid increasing tension between judges and lawyers over a bill written by the Judges Club that would toughen penalties on lawyers in cases of contempt of court.
    (AFP, 10/22/11)
2011        Oct 22, Egypt’s MENA state news agency said a Cairo court has sentenced Ayman Mansour to three years in prison for postings on Facebook deemed to be inciting sectarianism and in contempt of Islam.
    (AP, 10/22/11)
2011        Oct 22, France's Socialist Party announced Francois Hollande (57) as its candidate for presidential elections in six months, culminating a weeks-long process of primaries.
    (AP, 10/22/11)
2011        Oct 22, In northeastern India a wooden bridge collapsed in the Darjeeling district as over 150 villages gathered on it to hear speeches by local officials in Bijanbari. At least 31 people were killed.
    (SFC, 10/24/11, p.A2)
2011        Oct 22, Iraq's PM Nouri al-Maliki said that US troops are leaving Iraq after nearly nine years of war because Baghdad rejected American demands that any US military forces to stay would have to be shielded from prosecution or lawsuits. Nearly 40,000 US troops remain in Iraq, all of whom will withdraw by Dec 31. About 160 US troops will remain at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad to help oversee training plans.
    (AP, 10/22/11)
2011        Oct 22, Jordan’s King Abdullah II urged the World Economic Forum meeting in Amman to create new strategies for the Arab region, insisting political change is needed for economic reforms.
    (AFP, 10/22/11)
2011        Oct 22, NATO-led peacekeepers tried to remove roadblocks in northern Kosovo, but were prevented by Serbs guarding the blockade that has paralyzed travel in the tense region.
    (AP, 10/22/11)
2011        Oct 22, Mexican prosecutors said that a 15-year-old boy, nicknamed El Gallito, has confessed to running a drug trafficking gang on the resort island of Isla Mujeres and murdering two women who reportedly worked as drug dealers. The women's bodies were found before dawn on Oct 20, and El Gallito was detained on Oct 21.
    (AP, 10/22/11)
2011        Oct 22, In Nepal a footbridge over a Trishuli River gorge collapsed as dozens of people were crossing it and three plunged 50 feet (15 meters) to their deaths.
    (AP, 10/22/11)
2011        Oct 22, In Nigeria gunmen shot dead Zakariyya Isa, a reporter with the state-run Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), in the northern city of Maiduguri. The radical Boko Haram sect soon claimed responsibility.
    (AFP, 10/22/11)(AFP, 10/24/11)
2011        Oct 22, Russia’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement it was blacklisting unspecified US officials it claims were involved in the abductions of alleged terrorism suspects, the torture of inmates at Guantanamo prison, the killings of civilians in Afghanistan and Iraq, and the abductions or abuse of Russians in the United States. The action was in response to the US State Department's decision in July to ban entry to dozens of unidentified Russian officials allegedly involved in the death of lawyer Sergei Magnitsky.
    (AP, 10/22/11)
2011        Oct 22, Saudi Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz (b.~1928), heir to the Saudi throne, died in the United States. He had been receiving treatment for colon cancer since 2009. The most likely candidate to replace Sultan as King Abdullah's successor is Prince Nayef (78), the powerful interior minister in charge of internal security forces.
    (AFP, 10/22/11)
2011        Oct 22, In South Africa an allegedly drunk driver killed five runners who were training for a marathon. A sixth runner preparing for next month's Soweto Marathon was badly injured in the accident in Johannesburg. South Africa's leading road cyclist, Carla Swart, died after being hit by a truck earlier this year while she was training.
    (AP, 10/23/11)
2011        Oct 22, Turkey’s military said its troops over the last 2 days have killed at least 49 Kurdish rebels in a valley near the Iraqi border, as hundreds of troops also pursued Kurdish fighters within northern Iraq.
    (AP, 10/22/11)
2011        Oct 22, In Yemen at least 20 people died in fierce clashes in Sanaa between President Ali Abdullah Saleh's troops and rival forces, a day after the UN urged the embattled leader to hand over power.
    (AFP, 10/22/11)(AFP, 10/23/11)

2012        Oct 22, President Obama and Mitt Romney held their third and final debate at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla. The focus was foreign policy, although both candidates slipped in some references to domestic issues.
    (AP, 10/23/12)
2012        Oct 22, The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists said in a report that 76 journalists are in prison in Turkey and at least 61 of them are held because for "their published work or newsgathering activities."
    (AP, 10/22/12)
2012        Oct 22, Russell Means (b.1939), Oglala Sioux leader of the 1973 occupation of Wounded Knee, SD, died at his ranch in Porcupine, SD.
    (SFC, 10/23/12, p.A7)
2012        Oct 22, In Afghanistan Taliban insurgents killed 10 Afghan troops in an ambush in western Herat province. Afghan police said a man in Herat has confessed to stabbing his wife to death to prevent her from taking a job outside the home.
    (AP, 10/23/12)(AP, 10/22/12)
2012        Oct 22, The BBC faced growing fallout over sexual abuse allegations against Jimmy Savile, a popular children's TV entertainer, as PM David Cameron accused the broadcaster of changing its story about why it killed a news segment on the accusations. Savile had been hailed as a popular fixture in children's TV when he died at 84 last year.
    (AP, 10/22/12)
2012        Oct 22, In Equatorial Guinea Fabian Nsue Nguema, a prominent human rights lawyer, went missing during a visit to a prison. Equatorial Guinean law prohibits secret and warrantless detentions, and stipulates that charges must be filed within 72 hours of an arrest.
    (AP, 10/24/12)
2012        Oct 22, A French defense official said that France plans to move two surveillance drones to western Africa from Afghanistan by year-end, though he did not provide details. France is also reported to have special forces in the region around Mali, and to have contracted out surveillance of Mali to a private company.
    (AP, 10/22/12)
2012        Oct 22, Israeli aircraft struck the northern Gaza Strip, killing two Palestinian militants, after mortar attacks targeted Israeli troops earlier in the day.
    (AP, 10/22/12)
2012        Oct 22, A Jordanian soldier was killed in clashes with armed militants trying to cross the border into Syria.
    (AP, 10/22/12)
2012        Oct 22, Lebanese troops launched a major security operation to open all roads and force gunmen off the streets. Sectarian clashes overnight left four dead as Syria's civil war spilled into neighboring countries.
    (AP, 10/22/12)
2012        Oct 22, Russia's top investigative agency announced that Leonid Razvozzhayev, a government opponent, has turned himself in and confessed to orchestrating riots. The activist's supporters reported over the weekend that he had been kidnapped in Ukraine by Russian security officers outside a UN office where he was going to apply for political asylum.
    (AP, 10/22/12)
2012        Oct 22, In South Africa a blast outside a prison in central Johannesburg killed three prisoners and seriously wounded four others in an attempted escape plan.
    (AP, 10/22/12)
2012        Oct 22, South Korean activists floated balloons carrying tens of thousands of anti-Pyongyang leaflets into North Korea, eluding police who had disrupted an earlier launch attempt due to threats from North Korea.
    (AP, 10/22/12)
2012        Oct 22, Spain’s national statistics institute reported that 21.1% of the nation’s 47 million population lives below the poverty line, set at an annual $9,610.
    (SFC, 10/23/12, p.A2)
2012        Oct 22, In Syria 42 civilians, arrested at a military checkpoint in the Damascus suburb of Moadamia Al-Sham, were soon found executed.
    (SFC, 10/24/12, p.A2)
2012        Oct 22, In Tunisia thousands decried the growing political violence during a protest in Tunis.
    (SFC, 10/23/12, p.A2)

2013        Oct 22, Amnesty International called on the US to investigate reports of civilians killed and wounded by CIA drone strikes in Pakistan in a report that provided new details about the alleged victims of the attacks, including a 68-year-old grandmother hit on Oct 24, 2012, while farming with her grandchildren.
    (AP, 10/22/13)
2013        Oct 22, Greenpeace said consumer products such as Oreo cookies and Gilette shaving cream were among an array of products driving the destruction of Indonesia’s forests. Greenpeace accused Singapore-based Wilmar Int’l. for destroying forests in Indonesia to produce palm oil.
    (SSFC, 10/27/13, p.A3)
2013        Oct 22, A federal judge ordered US marshals to lock up TV pitchman Kevin Trudeau (50) for failing to pay a $37 million civil judgement. The FTC had won the judgement after accusing Trudeau of hoodwinking viewers about his weight-loss books.
    (SFC, 10/22/13, p.A5)
2013        Oct 22, In Massachusetts Danvers High School math teacher Colleen Ritzer (24) was reported missing. Her body was found the next day in the woods behind her school. Student Philip Chism (14) was arrested and suspected of beating her to death. Chism was convicted of murder and armed robbery on Dec 15, 2015.
    (SFC, 10/24/13, p.A8)(SFC, 12/16/15, p.A6)
2013        Oct 22, In Tennessee a medical helicopter crashed killing 2 hospital workers and a pilot.
    (SFC, 10/22/13, p.A5)
2013        Oct 22, Finland-based Nokia showed off its first tablet in Abu Dhabi, the Lumia 2520, at its last launch party as much of the company faced acquisition by Microsoft.
    (Econ, 10/26/13, p.73)
2013        Oct 22, Afghanistan’s Independent Election Commission (IEC) cut the number of candidates to 10, saying 16 disqualified candidates had either retained citizenship of another country or failed to provide evidence of enough support. The Afghan intelligence service said it has sacked 65 officers after discovering they were addicted to heroin.
    (Reuters, 10/22/13)(Reuters, 10/23/13)
2013        Oct 22, The Australian Capital Territory became the first jurisdiction in Australia to legalize same-sex marriage with a bill passing the ACT parliament by just one vote.
    (Reuters, 10/22/13)
2013        Oct 22, In Bahrain a teenager was killed when an explosive device he was carrying detonated prematurely as he attempted to stage an attack in the tense Gulf nation.
    (AP, 10/23/13)
2013        Oct 22, In Brazil prosecutors in Rio de Janeiro charged an additional 15 state police officers in the torture and death of Amarildo Dias de Souza (42), a bricklayer who disappeared from a city slum in July. Ten officers were charged earlier this month.
    (Reuters, 10/22/13)
2013        Oct 22, Brunei’s sovereign Hassanal Bolkiah (67) said Brunei will begin enforcing sharia criminal law next year. Possible punishments will include stoning to death for adultery and flogging for drinking alcohol.
    (Reuters, 10/22/13)
2013        Oct 22, Chinese state media reported that China has convicted nearly 150,000 people for corruption since 2008, citing figures from the state prosecutor which underlined the scale of graft in the country.
    (Reuters, 10/22/13)
2013        Oct 22, Western countries accused China of arresting activists, curbing Internet use and suppressing ethnic minorities, as the United Nations formally reviewed its rights record for the first time since Xi Jinping became president.
    (Reuters, 10/22/13)
2013        Oct 22, In Egypt militants ambushed a military convoy in northern Sinai early, killing a soldier and a civilian bystander.
    (AP, 10/22/13)
2013        Oct 22, Greek lawmakers voted to suspend state funding for political parties accused of criminal activities, a measure targeting the Nazi-inspired Golden Dawn group.
    (AP, 10/22/13)
2013        Oct 22, A top Greek prosecutor ordered an emergency nationwide investigation into birth certificates issued in the past six years after a girl was discovered living with alleged abductors at a gypsy camp.
    (AP, 10/22/13)
2013        Oct 22, In Iraq gunmen killed 5 people in and around Mosul. Anbar province was hit by a series of attacks that killed 28 people.
    (AFP, 10/23/13)
2013        Oct 22, Israeli troops killed Mohamed Aatzi, an Islamic Jihad militant said to be behind the 2012 bombing of a Tel Aviv bus. The Palestinian radical movement confirmed his death.
    (AFP, 10/22/13)(SFC, 10/22/13, p.A2)
2013        Oct 22, In Lebanon a child (13) was killed and 11 other people wounded in a gunfight in Tripoli between supporters and opponents of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
    (AFP, 10/22/13)
2013        Oct 22, A source close to Saudi policy said Saudi Arabia's intelligence chief has said the kingdom will make a "major shift" in relations with the United States in protest at its perceived inaction over the Syria war and its overtures to Iran.
    (Reuters, 10/22/13)
2013        Oct 22, Spanish judges ordered ETA prisoner Ines del Rio freed after Europe's rights court ruled against her prolonged detention, opening the way to the release of dozens of other violent Basque separatists.
    (AP, 10/22/13)
2013        Oct 22, The Syrian government released 13 jailed women, a move that may be part of an ambitious regional prisoner exchange. Government forces battled with al-Qaida-linked rebels trying to capture an ancient Christian town north of Damascus. Mortar shells struck a pro-government suburb on the outskirts of Damascus, killing 2 people.
    (AP, 10/22/13)(AP, 10/23/13)

2014        Oct 22, Former SF police officer Reynaldo Vargas, one of three officers charged in a corruption case, admitted to four felony charges and promised to testify against former colleagues in an upcoming trial. On May 21, 2015, Vargas was sentenced to one year in federal prison after cutting a deal with prosecutors.
    (SFC, 10/24/14, p.D1)(SFC, 5/22/15, p.D5)
2014        Oct 22, Canadian Cpl. Nathan Cirillo was shot at the Canadian war memorial in Ottawa and a shooter was seen running towards the nearby parliament buildings where more shots were fired. Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, a reported convert to Islam, fatally shot Cirillo and raced through Parliament before being killed by Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers (58).
    (Reuters, 10/22/14)(Reuters, 10/23/14)(SFC, 10/24/14, p.A2)
2014        Oct 22, In Central African Republic gunmen over the last 24 hours killed at least 30 people in fresh attacks on the central village of Yamale.
    (AFP, 10/23/14)
2014        Oct 22, The European Parliament awarded the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought to Congolese gynaecological surgeon Dr. Denis Mukwege (59) for risking his life to treat women and end the use of mass rape as a weapon of war.
    (SFC, 10/23/14, p.A4)
2014        Oct 22, French oil giant Total SA named Patrick Pouyanne as chief executive to replace Christophe de Margerie, who was killed Oct 20 in a plane crash in Moscow.
    (AP, 10/22/14)
2014        Oct 22, In Hong Kong about 200 protesters marched to the home of the city's Beijing-backed leader to push their case for greater democracy a day after talks between student leaders and senior officials failed to break the deadlock.
    (Reuters, 10/22/14)
2014        Oct 22, In Iran around 1,000 people took to the streets of Isfahan to demand action after four women were maimed in acid attacks reportedly linked to them not wearing the veil.
    (AFP, 10/22/14)
2014        Oct 22, In Iraq coalition air strikes killed around 25 Islamic State fighters near the northern city of Baiji. Iraqi army tanks and armored vehicles also fought off an advance by Islamic State militants on the town of Amiriya Fallujah. At least 28 people were killed when car bombs went off near a maternity hospital and a service station in areas of Baghdad where Shiites have frequently been targeted.
    (Reuters, 10/22/14)(AFP, 10/23/14)
2014        Oct 22, In Iraq Al-Sheikh Khayri, a Yazidi commander on Mount Sinjar, was killed by Islamic State group jihadists.
    (AFP, 10/23/14)
2014        Oct 22, A court in Kuwait convicted and sentenced 13 people to two years in prison each for reading aloud a speech in 2012 by Musallam al-Barrack, a leading opposition figure, challenging the country's ruler.
    (AP, 10/22/14)
2014        Oct 22, The government of Niger said it has purchased a spy plane as part of its effort to combat Islamist fighters and criminal gangs operating on its vast territory.
    (Reuters, 10/23/14)
2014        Oct 22, In northern Nigeria a bomb blast at a bus station in an area previously targeted by Boko Haram killed 5 people in Azare, Bauchi state.
    (AFP, 10/23/14)(Reuters, 10/23/14)
2014        Oct 22, A Palestinian motorist with a history of anti-Israel violence slammed his car into a crowded train station in Jerusalem, killing a three-month-old baby girl and wounding eight people. The driver got out of the car and tried to flee before he was shot by a police officer.
    (AP, 10/23/14)
2014        Oct 22, Polish prosecutors said a parish priest, identified as Wojciech Gil, has been formally charged in Poland with sexually molesting minors in both in Poland (2000-2001) and the Dominican Republic (2009-2013).
    (AP, 10/22/14)
2014        Oct 22, Syria said its air force has destroyed two of three warplanes reportedly seized by fighters of the Islamic State group in the north of the country.
    (AFP, 10/22/14)
2014        Oct 22, In southeastern Turkey suspected Kurdish militants kidnapped 10 power company workers. A politician from a Kurdish Islamist party was shot dead in the eastern city of Bingol.
    (Reuters, 10/22/14)

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