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On October 22
1746 The College of New Jersey was officially chartered. It later became known as Princeton University.
1879 Thomas Edison conducted his first successful experiment with a high-resistance carbon filament.
1934 Charles "Pretty Boy" Floyd, the notorious bank robber, was shot and killed by Federal agents in East Liverpool, OH.
1959 "Take Me Along" opened on Broadway.
1962 U.S. President Kennedy went on radio and television to inform his nation about his order to send U.S. forces to blockade Cuba. The blockade was in response to the discovery of Soviet missile bases on the island.
1968 Apollo 7 splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean. The spacecraft had orbited the Earth 163 times.
1975 Air Force Technical Sergeant, Leonard Matlovich, was discharged after publicly declaring his homosexuality. His tombstone reads, "A gay Vietnam Veteran. When I was in the military they gave me a medal for killing two men and a discharge for loving one."
1998 The United Nations announced that over 2 million innocent children had been killed in war since 1987.
1998 Pakistan's carpet weaving industry announced that they would begin to phase out child labor.
1999 China ended its first-ever human rights conference in which it defied Western definitions of civil liberties.


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