Daily Almanac: Oct. 20, 2022


RISE: 7:59 a.m.
SET: 6:57 p.m.

High/Low Temperatures:

HIGH: 59 °F
LOW: 40 °F

Today is…:

• Community Media Day
• National Day on Writing
• Wear Purple for Domestic Violence Awareness Day

What Happened On This Day:

• 1803 U.S. Senate ratifies the Louisiana Purchase
• 1903 The Boston Red Sox win the first modern World Series, defeating the Pittsburgh Pirates
• 1958 Paddington Bear makes his debut

Births On This Day:

1931 Mickey Mantle
American baseball player
1950 Tom Petty
American singer-songwriter and musician

Deaths On This Day:

• 1950 Henry L. Stimson
American statesman, lawyer and politician
• 1964 Herbert Hoover
American politician and 31st President of the United States