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Thursday, October 22, 2020.

World events on this day in the Menzies Era
  • 1949 - 200 killed in train derailment near Nowy Dwor Poland
  • 1949 - Emile Zatopek runs world record 10,000m (29:21.2)
  • 1950 - LA Rams beat Baltimore Colts 70-27
  • 1951 - Earthquake hits Formosa, 100 killed
  • 1951 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1953 - Laos gains full independence from France
  • 1954 - West Germany joins North Atlantic Treaty Organization
  • 1955 - WWNY TV channel 7 in Carthage-Watertown, NY (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1956 - France intercept Moroccan plane, arrest Ben Bella
  • 1956 - Great Britain performs nuclear test at Maralinga Australia
  • 1957 - Conrad Adenauer re-elected chancellor of West-Germany
  • 1957 - KJAC TV channel 4 in Port Arthur-Beaumont, TX (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • 1959 - "Take Me Along" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 448 performances
  • 1959 - Bob Merrill's musical "Take me Along," premieres in NYC
  • 1960 - Cassius Clay wins 1st battle as professional boxer
  • 1961 - 75,000 Flemings demand equal rights & Flemish language in Belgium
  • 1961 - Louise Suggs wins LPGA San Antonio Golf Civitan
  • 1962 - JFK addresses TV about Russian missile bases in Cuba
  • 1962 - JFK imposes naval blockade on Cuba, beginning missile crisis
  • 1962 - JFK receives Ugandan premier Milton Obote
  • 1962 - Pacific Science Center opens at Seattle Center
  • 1962 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1963 - 225,000 students boycot Chicago schools in Freedom Day protest
  • 1964 - EMI rejects audition by "High Numbers," they go on to become The Who
  • 1964 - French philosopher/author Jean-Paul Sartre refuses Nobel prize
  • 1964 - US performs underground nuclear test at Hattiesburg Miss
  • 1966 - USSR launches Luna 12 for orbit around Moon
  • 1967 - 17th Ryder Cup: US wins 23-8 at Champions GC Tex
  • 1967 - Ian Brayshaw (W Aus v Vic, Perth) takes all 10 cricket wkts
  • 1967 - Joe DiMaggio is hired as executive VP of A's by Charlie Finley
  • 1967 - Murle Lindstrom wins LPGA Carlsbad Jaycee Golf Open
  • 1968 - Apollo 7 returns to Earth
  • 1969 - KAPN-AM in Santa Barbara CA changes call letters to KDB-AM
  • 1969 - Paul McCartney denies rumors of his death
  • 1971 - USSR performs nuclear test
  • 1972 - Betsy Rawls wins LPGA GAC Golf Classic
  • 1972 - Oakland A's 1st championship; beat Reds, 4 games to 3 in World Series