This day in history

Tuesday, Oct. 22, is the 295th day of 2013. There are 70 days left in the year.

Today’s birthdays: Actress Joan Fontaine is 96. Black Panthers co-founder Bobby Seale is 77. Actor Christopher Lloyd is 75. Actress Catherine Deneuve is 70. Actor Jeff Goldblum is 61. Olympic gold medal figure skater Brian Boitano is 50. Country singer Shelby Lynne is 45. Movie director Spike Jonze is 44.


In 1928, Republican presidential nominee Herbert Hoover spoke of the ‘‘American system of rugged individualism’’ in a speech at New York’s Madison Square Garden.

In 1934, bank robber Charles ‘‘Pretty Boy’’ Floyd was killed by federal agents in Ohio.

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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 communist island nation.

In 1968, Apollo 7 returned safely from Earth orbit, splashing down in the Atlantic Ocean.

In 2008, Wall Street tumbled as investors worried that the global economy was poised to weaken. The Dow Jones industrial average finished with a loss of 514 points.

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