On This Day: October 22nd

October 22nd:

1879- Thomas Edison perfects carbonized cotton filament light bulb

1962- Cuban Missile Crisis: US President John F. Kennedy addresses TV about Russian missile bases in Cuba and imposes a naval blockade on Cuba, beginning the missile crisis

1836- Sam Houston inaugurated as 1st elected President of the Republic of Texas

1906- Henry Ford becomes President of Ford Motor Company

1907- Ringling Brothers Greatest Show on Earth buys Barnum & Bailey circus

1916- US suffragette Inez Milholland collapses during a speech in Los Angeles (dies weeks later). Her last word’s are to President Woodrow Wilson “Mr. President, how long must women wait for liberty?”

1926- J. Gordon Whitehead sucker punches magician Harry Houdini in the stomach in Montreal

1934- In East Liverpool, Ohio, notorious bank robber Charles “Pretty Boy” Floyd is shot and killed by FBI agents

1936- 1st commercial flight from mainland to Hawaii

1938- Chester Carlson demonstrates 1st Xerox copying machine

1968- Apollo 7 returns to Earth

1969- Paul McCartney denies greatly exaggerated rumors of his death

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