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This day in history

Monday, Oct. 22, is the 296th day of 2012. There are 70 days left in the year.

Today’s birthdays: Black Panthers co-founder Bobby Seale is 76. Actress Annette Funicello is 70. Actress Catherine Deneuve is 69. Olympic gold medal figure skater Brian Boitano is 49. Country singer Shelby Lynne is 44.

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In 1746, Princeton University was first chartered as the College of New Jersey.

In 1883, the original Metropolitan Opera House in New York held its grand opening with a performance of Gounod’s ‘‘Faust.’’

In 1934, bank robber Charles ‘‘Pretty Boy’’ Floyd was shot to death by federal agents at a farm in East Liverpool, Ohio.

In 1962, President Kennedy delivered a nationally broadcast address in which he revealed the presence of Soviet-built missile bases under construction in Cuba and announced a quarantine of all offensive military equipment being shipped to the nation.

In 1979, the US government allowed the deposed shah of Iran to travel to New York for medical treatment — a decision that precipitated the Iran hostage crisis.

In 1986, President Reagan signed into law sweeping tax-overhaul legislation.

In 2002, bus driver Conrad Johnson was shot to death in Aspen Hill, Md., in the final attack carried out by the ‘‘Beltway Snipers.’’

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