The Daily News | October 22

First parachute jump made (Andre-Jacques Garnerin), 1797
Beezer Stone died, 1979
“Day of Second Coming” according to William Miller, 1844
First use of an airplane in war, 1911
Israeli destroyer Eilat sunk off the Sinai coast by Egypt, 1967
The World Football League disbanded, 1975
Jean Grolier de Servieres, celebrated French bibliophile, died, 1565
First recorded solar eclipse (China), -2137
Peyton Randolph, first president of the Continental Congress, died, 1775
“Pretty Boy Floyd” killed by FBI, 1934
Venera 9 (USSR) returned the first photographs of Venus’ surface, 1975
First professional football game televised, 1939
Pablo Carlos Salvador Defillio de Casals, famed Spanish cellist, died, 1973
John F. Kennedy ordered the blockade of Cuba, 1962
General Sam Houston sworn in as the first president of the Republic of Texas, 1836
Arnold Joseph Toynbee, English historian, died, 1975
First opening night for the New York Metropolitan Opera House (Faust by Gounod), 1883
Instantaneous phonograph recording made possible, 1934
Anna Elizabeth Dickinson (a.k.a. American Joan of Arc), orator and author, died, 1932
Xerographic copier invented (Chester F. Carlson), 1938