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October 22 On this day in history:

1922 Lucerne Street in the Bronx named

1922 Parsifal Place laid out in Bronx, named for knight in Wagner's Opera

1928 Pres Hoover speaks of "American system of rugged individualism"

1936 1st commercial flight from mainland to Hawaii

1938 1st Xerox copy made

1939 1st TV NFL game-Eagles vs Dodgers

1949 200 killed in train derailment near Nowy Dwor Poland

1950 LA Rams beat Baltimore Colts 70-27

1953 Laos gains full independence from France

1954 West Germany joins North Atlantic Treaty Organization

1962 JFK imposes naval blockade on Cuba, beginning missile crisis

1962 Pacific Science Center opens at Seattle Center

1963 225,000 students boycott Chicago schools in Freedom Day protest

1966 USSR launches Luna 12 for orbit around Moon

1968 Apollo 7 returns to Earth

1969 KAPN-AM in Santa Barbara CA changes call letters to KDB-AM

1972 Oakland A's 1st championship; beat Reds, 4 games to 3 in 69th World Series

1973 Security Council Resolution 338-cease fire to the Yom Kippur War

1974 Yanks trade Bobby Murcer to Giants for Bobby Bonds

1975 Cin Reds beat Boston Red Sox, 4 games to 3 in 72nd World Series

1975 Soviet spacecraft Venera 9 soft-lands on Venus

1975 World Football League disbands

1976 Rick Barry (SF), begins then longest NBA free throw streak of 60

1977 International Sun-Earth Explorers 1 & 2 launched into Earth orbit

1978 Laugh-in's Judy Carne arrested at Gatwick Airport for drug possession

1979 Deposed Shah of Iran arrives in NY for medical treatment

1979 Walt Disney World's 100-millionth guest

1980 New South Korean constitution comes into effect

1981 Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization decertified

1981 US national debt tops $1 trillion

1984 NFL quarterback Ken Stabler retires

1984 Paul McCartney releases "Give My Regards to Broad Street" soundtrack

1988 Elton John sells out Madison Square Garden for a record 26th time

1988 Supreme Ct Justice Sandra Day O'Connor OK after breast cancer surgery

1989 Denver Nuggets beat Jugoplastika Split 135-129 in 3rd McDonald Open

1991 General Motors announces 9 month loss of $2.2 billion

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