Anniversaries and commemorations come and go daily. Most of us, even the best historians, miss most occasions. If we think of history as events then we are faced with a continually showering in the grains of sand. Nevertheless, we do pick out certain patterns in the remembrance of historical dates. The blog here reminds us of some dates where the local, state, national, and global perspectives entwine.
On 22, Tuesday October 1844, This second date, predicted by the Millerites for the Second Coming of Jesus, leads to the Great Disappointment. The Seventh-day Adventist Church believes this date to be the starting point of the Investigative judgment, just prior to the Second Coming of Jesus, as declared in the 26th of 28 fundamental doctrines of Seventh-day Adventists.
On 22, Tuesday October 1844, Louis Riel, Canadian-American leader, born (d. 1885)
On 22, Monday October 1894, Martha Needle is hanged in Melbourne Gaol for the poisoning of her husband, and three children, in an attempt to obtain money from insurance policies.
On 22, Monday October 1894, Gillis Bildt, 5th Prime Minister of Sweden, died (b. 1820)
On 22, Wednesday October 1919, Abdulrahim Abby Farah, Somali diplomat and politician, born (d. 2018)
On 22, Wednesday October 1919, Doris Lessing, Persian-born English writer, winner of Nobel Prize in Literature, born (d. 2013)
On 22, Wednesday October 1919, John Cyril Porte, Irish-born British flying boat pioneer, died (b. 1884)
On 22, Sunday October 1944, Richard Bennett, American actor, died (b. 1870)
On 22, Thursday October 1959, Joseph Cahill, died (born 1891), Premier of New South Wales (1952–1959)
On 22, Thursday October 1959, Arto Salminen, Finnish writer, born (d. 2005)
On 22, Thursday October 1959, Joseph Cahill, Australian politician, died (b. 1891)
On 22, Wednesday October 1969, Led Zeppelin release Led Zeppelin II to critical acclaim and commercial success.
On 22, Wednesday October 1969, Spike Jonze, American director and filmmaker, born
On 22, Monday October 1979, Nadia Boulanger, French composer and composition teacher, died (b. 1887)
On 22, Sunday October 1989, Ewan MacColl, British actor, musician and political activist, died (b. 1915)
On 22, Sunday October 1989, Jacob Wetterling, American kidnapping victim, died (b. 1978)
On 22, Sunday October 1989, Roland Winters, American actor, died (b. 1904)
On 22, Saturday October 1994, Fabio Grobart, Cuban politician, died (b. 1905)
On 22, Thursday October 2009, Don Lane, 75, television presenter and entertainer, died
On 22, Thursday October 2009, Paul Andrews, 53, West Australian politician, died