On this day: October 22

Published: Oct 18 2012 02:50:59 PM EDT   Updated On: Oct 22 2013 02:00:00 AM EDT

The first parachute jump takes place, "Pretty Boy" Floyd is gunned down, football meets television, The Supremes top the charts, and "First Blood" dominates the box office, all on this day.

OTD October 22 - Daniel Boone
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1734: American pioneer, explorer, and frontiersman Daniel Boone, whose frontier exploits made him one of the first folk heroes of the United States, is born in Pennsylvania, near what today is the city of Reading. Boone is most famous for his exploration and settlement of what is now Kentucky.

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