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Today In History

October 22nd

1797 The first parachute jump was made by Andre-Jacques Garnerin, who dropped from a height of about 6,500 feet over a Paris park.
1836 Gen. Sam Houston was sworn in as the first president of the Republic of Texas.
1938 Inventor Charles Carlson produced the first dry, or xerographic, copy, but had trouble attracting investors.
1962 U.S. President John Kennedy announced that Soviet missiles had been deployed in Cuba and ordered a blockade of the island.
1966 The Supremes became the first all-female group to score a No. 1 album, with Supremes a Go-Go.
1978 Pope John Paul II was installed as pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church.
1990 U.S. President George H.W. Bush vetoed the Civil Rights Act of 1990, saying it would lead to a quota system.
1991 Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir warned that Israel would refuse to negotiate with any Palestinians who claimed alliance to the PLO.
1992 Pioneer sportscaster Red Barber died at age 84.
2001 Anthrax spores were found in a mail-opening machine serving the White House. Preliminary tests on 120 workers who sort mail for the executive mansion were negative.
2001 The Pentagon announced nearly 200 U.S. jets struck Taliban and al-Qaida communications facilities, barracks and training camps and disputed Taliban claims that 100 civilians died when a bomb hit a hospital in western Afghanistan.
2003 A poll indicated 59 percent of Palestinians wanted attacks against Israel to continue even if Israel leaves the West Bank and Gaza.
2004 Rescuers confirmed 64 dead following an explosion in a central China coal mine. Eighty-four miners were missing in the toxic gas-filled shaft.
2005 Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai ordered an investigation into the reported desecration of bodies by U.S. troops said to be captured on tape by a TV crew.
2007 U.S. President George Bush formally asked Congress for $46 billion in emergency funding for the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. That's in addition to the nearly $145 billion in his original budget for next year.
2008 Mexican officials say federal army troops have arrived at Rosarito Beach in Baja California to battle a relentless wave of drug gang slayings in the state's border towns. Police estimated at least 140 killings in and around Tijuana since Sept. 26.


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