15 October 2022: This day in history

1581: Commissioned by Catherine de’ Medici, the 1st ballet “Ballet Comique de la Reine” is staged in Paris

1582: Gregorian calendar introduced in Spain, Portugal and pontifical states, after skipping 10 days after Oct 4 to sync the calendar

1815: Napoleon Bonaparte arrives on island of St Helena to begin his exile

1969: Vietnam Moratorium Day; millions nationwide protest the war

1993: Nelson Mandela and South African President F. W. de Klerk awarded the Nobel Peace Prize


Source: Onthisday.com

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