HISTORY
22 October 2021: This day in history

1633: Battle of Liaoluo Bay: Dutch East India Company defeated by Chinese Ming naval forces in southern Fujian sea

1721: Tsar Peter the Great becomes “All-Russian Imperator”

1879: Thomas Edison perfects carbonized cotton filament light bulb

1884: International Meridian Conference in Washington, D.C. adopts Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) worldwide, creating 24 international time zones with longitude zero at the Greenwich meridian

1907: Panic of 1907: A run on Knickerbocker Trust Company stock leads to US wide run on banks

1962: Cuban Missile Crisis: US President John F. Kennedy addresses TV about Russian missile bases in Cuba and imposes a naval blockade on Cuba, beginning the missile crisis

 

Source: Onthisday.com

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