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    What happened on April 22

    • April 22, 1145 19th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet

    • April 22, 1500 Pedro Alvarez Cabral discovers Brazil

    • April 22, 1500 Portuguese navigator Pedro lvares Cabral becomes the first European to sight Brazil.

    • April 22, 1509 Henry VIII ascended to throne of England

    • April 22, 1529 Spain & Portugal divide eastern hemisphere in Treaty of Saragosa

    • April 22, 1529 Treaty of Saragossa divides the eastern hemisphere between Spain and Portugal along a line 297.5 leagues or 17 east of the Moluccas.

    • April 22, 1769 "Madame du Barry becomes King Louis XV's ""official"" mistress"

    • April 22, 1778 "Captain John Paul Jones of Ranger led landing party raid on Whitehaven, England"

    • April 22, 1836 Texas Revolution: A day after the Battle of San Jacinto forces under Texas General Sam Houston capture Mexican General Antonio Lpez de Santa Anna.

    • April 22, 1861 Robert E Lee named commander of Virginia forces

    • April 22, 1863 American Civil War: Grierson's Raid begins troops under Union Colonel Benjamin Grierson attack central Mississippi.

    • April 22, 1864 "US mints $2. coin (1st appearance of ""In God We Trust"")"

    • April 22, 1876 The Boston Red Stockings defeat the Philadelphia Athletics 6-5 in the first National League Baseball game

    • April 22, 1884 Thomas Stevens starts first bike trip around the world (2 yrs 9 mos)

    • April 22, 1889 "At high noon, thousands rush to claim land in the Land Run of 1889. Within hours the cities of Oklahoma City and Guthrie are formed with populations of at least 10,000."

    • April 22, 1889 Oklahoma land rush officially started

    • April 22, 1889 Oklahoma Territory lands formerly reserved for Native Americans are opened to white homesteaders by President Harrison at high noon

    • April 22, 1897 "NYC Jewish newspaper ""Forward"" begins publishing (stiil active)"

    • April 22, 1898 "Spanish-American War action: USS Nashville, takes enemy ship"

    • April 22, 1898 U.S. warships begin blockade of Cuba

    • April 22, 1903 American Power Boat Association forms

    • April 22, 1906 Olympic games held in Athens are not accepted by the IOC

    • April 22, 1911 H E Wood discovers asteroid #715 Transvaalia

    • April 22, 1912 "Pravda, the ""voice"" of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, begins publications in Saint Petersburg."

    • April 22, 1915 "Firt military use of poison gas (chlorine, by Germany) in WW I"

    • April 22, 1915 The use of poison gas in World War I escalates when chlorine gas is released as a chemical weapon in the Second Battle of Ypres.

    • April 22, 1922 South Ossetian Autonomous Region established in Georgian SSR

    • April 22, 1930 H Van Gent discovers asteroid #1226 Golia

    • April 22, 1930 "The United Kingdom, Japan and the United States sign the London Naval Treaty regulating submarine warfare and limiting shipbuilding."

    • April 22, 1930 "US, Britain & Japan agree to reduce naval forces"

    • April 22, 1937 NYC college students stage 4th annual peace strike

    • April 22, 1940 Rear Adm Joseph Taussig testifies before US Senate Naval Affairs Committee that war with Japan is inevitable (He was right)

    • April 22, 1945 General Eisenhower invites eight U.S. congressmen to visit death camps.

    • April 22, 1945 "World War II: After learning that Soviet forces have taken Eberswalde without a fight, Adolf Hitler admits defeat in his underground bunker and states that suicide is his only recourse."

    • April 22, 1946 "The first installment of the popular Japanese comic strip, Sazae-san, is published in the Fukunichi Shimbun."

    • April 22, 1952 "The first atomic explosion on network news, Nob, Nevada"

    • April 22, 1954 Red Scare: Army-McCarthy Hearings begin.

    • April 22, 1954 Senate Army-McCarthy televised hearings began

    • April 22, 1955 "Congress orders all US coins bear motto ""In God We Trust"""

    • April 22, 1962 Tor Maple Leafs beat Black Hawks 4 games to 2 for the Stanley Cup

    • April 22, 1964 "World's Fair (Flushing Meadow, Corona Park, NY) opens"

    • April 22, 1965 Number one hit on UK music charts - The Beatles - Ticket To Ride

    • April 22, 1967 "Tom Conway actor (Mark Saber, Betty Hutton Show), dies at 62"

    • April 22, 1969 Joe Frazier KOs Dave Zygiewicz in 1:36

    • April 22, 1970 Earth Day held internationally to conserve natural resources

    • April 22, 1970 First Earth Day celebrated.

    • April 22, 1971 Soyuz 10 launched

    • April 22, 1972 Apollo astronauts John Young & Charles Duke ride on the Moon

    • April 22, 1972 "Vietnam War: Increased American bombing in Vietnam prompts antiwar protests in New York City, San Francisco, and Los Angeles."

    • April 22, 1974 Barbara Walters becomes news co-anchor of the Today Show

    • April 22, 1977 "Charles Sanford orch leader (Your Show of Shows), dies at 71"

    • April 22, 1978 "Will Geer actor (Grandpa-The Waltons), dies at 75"

    • April 22, 1979 Mick Jaggar & Keith Richards give a benefit concert in Canada

    • April 22, 1980 "Jane Froman singer (Jane Froman's USA Canteen), dies at 72"

    • April 22, 1981 "Brailsford Reese Brazeal (76) dean (Morehouse College), dies at 76"

    • April 22, 1982 Launch of STS-3-Lousma & Fullerton [03/23]

    • April 22, 1983 Soyuz T-8 returns to Earth

    • April 22, 1983 Stern mag announces major historical find-discovery of 60 volume personal diaries written by Adolph Hitler (turned out to be a hoax)

    • April 22, 1983 "The German magazine, Der Stern claims that Adolf Hitler's diaries were found in a wreckage in East Germany."

    • April 22, 1986 Consumer Price Index drops .04% for 2nd month in a row

    • April 22, 1987 U.S. Navy ordered to provide assistance to neutral vessels under Iranian attack outside the exclusion zone and that requested help

    • April 22, 1989 "Huey Newton black activist, shot dead at 47"

    • April 22, 1989 "Nolan Ryan strikesout his 5,000th batter (Rickey Henderson)"

    • April 22, 1990 Lebanon releases hostage Robert Polhill

    • April 22, 1991 Intel releases the 486SX chip

    • April 22, 1991 Johnny Carson announces he will retire next year from Tonight Show

    • April 22, 1991 Shalom America (Jewish cable network) is launched in Brooklyn & Queens

    • April 22, 1992 "1992 explosion in Guadalajara, Mexico ; 206 people were killed, nearly 500 injured and 15,000 were left homeless"

    • April 22, 1993 "The Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC is dedicated."

    • April 22, 1993 The web browser Mosaic version 1.0 is released.

    • April 22, 1994 Former President Richard Nixon dies

    • April 22, 1997 "A 126-day hostage crisis at the residence of the Japanese ambassador in Lima, Peru ends after government commandos storm and capture the building, rescuing 71 hostages. One hostage dies of a heart attack, two soldiers are killed from rebel fire, and all 14 rebels are slain."

    • April 22, 1997 Haouch Khemisti massacre in Algeria; 93 villagers killed.

    • April 22, 1998 "Disney's Animal Kingdom opens at Walt Disney World near Orlando, Florida, United States."

    • April 22, 2000 "In a predawn raid, federal agents seize six-year-old Elin Gonzlez from his relatives' home in Miami, Florida."

    • April 22, 2000 The Big Number Change takes place in the United Kingdom.

    • April 22, 2004 "Two fuel trains collide in Ryongchon, North Korea, killing up to 150 people."

    • April 22, 2006 243 people were injured in pro-democracy protest in Nepal after Nepali security forces opened fire on protesters against King Gyanendra.

    • April 22, 2006 "Four Canadian soldiers are killed 75 kilometers north of Kandahar, Afghanistan by a roadside bomb planted by Taliban militants, the worst single day combat loss for the Canadian army since the Korean War."

    • April 22, 2006 Jalal Talabani sworn in for a second term as President of Iraq.

    • April 22, 2008 US government has arrested Eighty-Four Year Old Ben-Ami Kadish for Spying for Israel Over Twenty Year Ago







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