Notable events on this day, 22nd October, in years gone by:

Wednesday 22nd October 1969
The Divorce Reform Act received the Royal Assent but did not come into force until 1st January 1971. Partners no longer had to prove that fault lay with their husband or wife and, as a result, the divorce rate shot up.

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