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A number of significant events have taken place during the month of October and today is particularly significant. On October 22, 2008, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) launched Chandrayaan-1, the country’s first lunar probe under the Chandrayaan program. A lunar orbiter and an impactor were included in the mission. On the scheduled date, at 00:52 UTC, India launched the spacecraft from the Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh using a PSLV-XL rocket. The project gave a significant boost to India’s space program, as the country had created indigenous technologies to explore the Moon. On November 8, 2008, the spacecraft was launched into lunar orbit. He then found water in the Moon’s atmosphere.
Here are some other noteworthy events that marked October 22 as an important day in history:
Dr. Crippen found guilty of murdering his wife (1910):
American physician Hawley Harvey Crippen, also known as Dr Crippen, was found guilty of murdering his wife, Cora Crippen, in one of the most infamous criminal cases of the 20th century. He was found guilty by the Old Bailey Central Criminal Court on October 22, 1910. He was later sentenced to death and hanged at Pentonville Prison in London. Dr. Crippen is reputed to be the first criminal to be caught using the brand new wireless telegraphy technology. Police discovered human remains in a hole in the basement of Crippen’s home during a search. His wife’s remains were identified through an autopsy and forensic examination. The woman had been poisoned and then mutilated, according to the autopsy and the forensic investigation.
Cuban Missile Crisis (1962):
The Cuban Missile Crisis, also known as the October 1962 Crisis, was a 35-day stalemate between the United States and the Soviet Union that escalated into a global crisis when US missile deployments to Italy and in Turkey were answered by the Soviet deployment of identical ballistic missiles in Cuba. On October 22, 1962, President John F. Kennedy briefed Americans on the Cuban Missile Crisis and announced a naval blockade to stop further missile deliveries to the island nation. The conflict is widely considered to be the point where the Cold War almost culminated in a full-fledged nuclear conflict.
The largest demonstration of the CND against nuclear weapons (1983):
On October 22, 1983, with an estimated one million participants, the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) held its biggest demonstration against nuclear weapons in London. Other major cities in Europe also took part in the demonstration. The largest crowds, around 600,000 people, were seen in West Germany, where cruise missiles are due to be launched on December 15. Organizers saw the protests as a success despite the fact that there were far fewer protesters than the two million CNDs had anticipated.
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