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This Day In History – October 22nd

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• 1746: Princeton University in New Jersey received its charter.

• 1797: French balloonist Andre-Jacques Garnerin made the first parachute descent, landing safely from a height of about 3,000 feet.

• 1968: Apollo 7, with astronauts Wally Schirra, Donn Fulton Eisele and R. Walter Cunningham aboard, returned to Earth.

• 1976: Red Dye No. 4 was banned by the US Food and Drug Administration after it was discovered that it caused tumors in the bladders of dogs.

• 2004: In Germany some guys attempted to rob a bank. While the tellers were getting the money together one of the gun totin’ knuckleheads dropped his pistol. It hit the floor and shattered into several pieces, revealing itself as a plastic fake. As the crooks were making a hasty exit without their cash, another crook dropped his gun.

• 2008: Google Play was launched, the official app store for the Android operating system.

• 2012: Based on the findings of a systematic doping investigation, Lance Armstrong was banned for life from participating in International Cycling Union-sanctioned events and stripped of his seven Tour de France titles.

• 2016: AT&T purchased Time Warner (now WarnerMedia) for $85.4 billion.

• 2018: Actress Selma Blair revealed she had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.

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