11 Things That Happened This Day In History - 22nd October

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Here is a note of 11 things that happened on this day in history.

1. 1907 - The Panic of 1907 commences when depositors begin withdrawing money from many New York banks

2. 1931 - Gangster Al Capone is sentenced to 11 years for tax evasion, the longest sentence ever given for the crime

3. 1934 - Charles 'Pretty Boy' Floyd, the notorious bank robber, is shot and killed by Federal agents 

4. 1939 - The first televised pro football game is telecast from New York. Brooklyn defeated Philadelphia 23-14.

5. 1954 - West Germany joins the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)

6. 1962 - President John F. Kennedy announces that U.S. spy planes have been discovered Soviet missile bases in Cuba

7. 1966 - One of Britain's most notorious double-agents, George Blake, escapes from prison in a daring break-out believed to have been masterminded by the Soviet Union

8. 1976 - Keith Moon performs for the last time with The Who

9. 1977 - Queen enters the UK charts at No.30 with We Are the Champions

10. 1995 - Michael Schumacher retains the World Driver's Championship with a victory at the Japanese Grand Prix

11. 2008 - The iTunes Music Store reaches 200 million applications downloads

Source: BBC, Wikipedia, historyorb.com, infoplease.com, history.co.uk, brainyhistory.com, on-this-day.com, thepeopleshistory

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