President Kennedy announces blockade of Cuba

On October 22, 1962, President John Kennedy announced a naval blockade of Cuba. After six days of negotiations, the Soviet Union agreed to remove its missiles from Cuba, ending the Cuban Missile Crisis.



Learn more about the Cuban Missile Crisis from the George Washington University.

French king revoked Edict of Nantes on religious freedom

On October 22, 1685, the Edict of Nantes, which permitted religious freedom in France, was revoked by King Louis XIV, prompting thousands of French Protestants - Huguenots - to flee the country.



Read the instrument of revocation in English.

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