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Births on this Day
  • 1818-10-22 - Leconte de Lisle: Writer
  • 1826-10-22 - Guglielmo Quarenghi: Composer
  • 1838-10-22 - Carl Fuchs: Composer
  • 1832-10-22 - August Labitzky: Composer
  • 1832-10-22 - Leopold Damrosch: Composer
  • 1845-10-22 - Sarah Bernhardt: France -- Actress (Camille, Queen Elizabeth)
  • 1847-10-22 - Jacobus Herculas [Uncle Koos] de la Rey: South African politician

Deaths on this Day
  • 1763-10-22 - French van Mieris "the Young": Painter / historian, dies at 73
  • 1764-10-22 - Jean Marie I'aine Leclair: Composer, dies at 67
  • 1802-10-22 - Samuel Arnold: English composer, dies at 62
  • 1813-10-22 - August Harder: Composer, dies at 38
  • 1818-10-22 - Joachim H Campe: German theory / author, dies at 72
  • 1835-10-22 - Willem G F Bentinck: Earl / politician / organist, dies at 73
  • 1852-10-22 - Hans C E Freiherr von Gagern: German advisor to Dutch King, dies at 86

Events on this Day
  • 1862-10-22 - Battle at Old Fort Wayne, Indian Territory
  • 1862-10-22 - Confederate troops reconquer Cumperland Gap, Tennessee
  • 1875-10-22 - Sons of American Revolution organizes
  • 1881-10-22 - Boston Symphony Orchestra gives its 1st concert
  • 1883-10-22 - 1st New York Horse Show held (Madison Square Garden)
  • 1883-10-22 - Original Metropolitan Opera House (NYC) grand opening (Faust)
  • 1884-10-22 - General Gordon receives letter of Mahdi

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