On October 22:
1734 Daniel Boone, American pioneer and hunter, was born.
1811 – Franz Liszt, Hungarian pianist and composer was born.
1877 The Blantyre mining disaster in Scotland killed 207 miners.
1919 – Doris Lessing, British writer, Nobel Prize laureate, was born.
Doris Lessing at lit.cologne 2006
1924 Toastmasters International was founded.
1946 Deepak Chopra, Indian-American physician and writer was born.
1953 Laos gained its independence from France.
1960 Mali gained its indepndence from France.
1964 Jean-Paul Sartre was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, but turned down the honor.
1966 The Supremes became the first all-female music group to have a No. 1 selling album (The Supremes A’ Go-Go).
1972 James K. Baxter died.
Sourced from NZ History Online & Wikipedia.