22 October It Happened Today


1835  Sam Houston sworn in as president of Texas republic.

1906  Death of French painter Paul Cezanne.

1917  Birth of British actress Joan Fontaine.

1934  ‘Pretty Boy Floyd’, the notorious american gangster is shot dead by FBI agents.

1937  The Duke of Windsor and his wife Wallis visit Adolf Hitler at Berchtesgaden.

1987  The first volume of the Gutenburg Bible sells for $5.39m in New York.



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