Today in History April 22 historical events: What Happened on This day? Which Events, Zodiac, Births, Deaths.

  • Today in History April 22 d.— 296 St Gaius ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • d.— 536 St. Agapetus I ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • d.—1056 Supernova Crab nebula last seen by the naked eye
  • d.—1073 Pope Alexander II buried and Ildebrando chosen as Pope Gregory VII
  • d.—1145 19th recorded perihelion passage of Halley’s Comet
  • d.—1164 Raynald of Dassel names Guido di Crema as anti-pope Paschalis III
  • d.—1370 Building begins on the Bastille fortress in Paris
  • d.—1817 Curacao prohibits use of white paint due to fierce sunlight
  • d.—1823 Baltic Club (Exchange) forms in London
  • d.—1823 R J Tyers patents roller skates
  • d.—1838 English steamship “Sirius” docks in NYC after crossing the Atlantic, first transatlantic steam passenger service
  • d.—1864 US mints 2 cent coin (1st appearance of “In God We Trust”)
  • d.—1871 All German Jews emancipated after the German Constitution adopted by its last state Bavaria
  • d.—1876 1st official National League baseball game is played; Boston Red Stockings beat Philadelphia Athletics, 6-5 at the Jefferson Street Grounds, Philadelphia
  • d.—1897 NYC Jewish newspaper “Forward” begins publishing (still active)
  • d.—1898 1st Spanish–American War action sees the USS Nashville capture a Spanish ship
  • d.—1898 Baltimore James Hughes no-hits Boston Braves 8-0
  • d.—1898 Cincinnati Red Theodore Breitenstein no-hits Pirates 11-0
  • d.—1898 Congress passes Volunteer Army Act calling for a Volunteer Cavalry
  • d.—1898 US President McKinley orders blockade of Cuban harbors
  • d.—1903 American Power Boat Association forms
  • d.—1903 Highlanders (Yankees) 1st game in New York at Hilltop Park vs Washington Senators, lose 3-1 before 11,950
  • d.—1905 Operations begin uniting conservatory of Nature monument Amsterdam
  • d.—1906 Intercalated Games opens in Athens
  • d.—1906 New rule puts umpire in sole charge of all game balls
  • d.—1908 Queensland beat NSW by 171 runs for their 1st cricket win at Gabba
  • d.—1913 Montenegro troops march into Skoetari, North-Albania
  • d.—1915 1st military use of poison gas (chlorine, by Germany) in WW I
  • d.—1915 NY Yankees don pinstripes & hat-in-the-ring logo for 1st time
  • d.—1915 The Second Battle of Ypres begins on the Western Front in WW I
  • d.—1916 France battles at Fort Douaumont
  • d.—1916 Karl Spindler scuttles the Aud near Daunt’s Rock, to prevent its cargo of 20,000 rifles destined for Irish republicans falling into enemy hands
  • d.—1916 Chief of Staff of the Irish Volunteers Eóin MacNeill issues the Countermanding order in Dublin to try to stop what would become the Easter Rising
  • d.—1922 South Ossetian Autonomous Region forms in Georgian SSR
  • d.—1924 Hague Chambers of Commerce forms
  • d.—1952 1st atomic explosion on network news, Nob, Nevada
  • d.—1952 Eugene Ionesco’s “Les Chaises” premieres in NYC
  • d.—1954 Achiel van Acker forms Belgian government
  • d.—1954 NBA adopts 24-second shot clock & 6 team-foul rule
  • d.—1954 US Senate Army-McCarthy televised hearings begin
  • d.—1954 USSR joins UNESCO
  • d.—1955 KC Athletic’s 1st game, beat Tigers 6-2
  • d.—1957 All NL baseball teams integrate, John Irwin Kennedy becomes the 1st Black player for the Philadelphia Phillies
  • d.—1986 Consumer Price Index drops .04% for 2nd month in a row
  • d.—1986 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • d.—1987 Sri Lanka Air Force bomb Tamil, 100s killed
  • d.—1988 Women are allowed to compete in Little 500 bicycle race (Indiana)
  • d.—1988 NJ Devil Patrik Sundstrom sets NHL playoff record of 8 pts in a playoff game (hat trick & 5 assists) in 10-4 rout over the Capitals
  • d.—1989 “Welcome to the Club” closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 12 performances
  • d.—1990 “Truly Blessed” opens at Longacre Theater NYC for 33 performances
  • d.—1990 Lebanon release US hostage Robert Polhill after 39 months
  • d.—1990 NFL Draft: University of Illinois quarterback Jeff George first pick by Indianapolis Colts
  • d.—1991 Earthquake strikes Costa Rica & Panama, kills 95
  • d.—1991 Frank Thomas is 1st White Sox to homer at new Comiskey Park

Today in History April 22 historical events: What Happened on This day? Which Events, Zodiac, Births, Deaths.

296 d.α — St Gaius ends his reign as Catholic Pope

536 d.α —St. Agapetus I ends his reign as Catholic Pope

1056 d.α — Supernova Crab nebula last seen by the naked eye

1073 d.α —Pope Alexander II buried and Ildebrando chosen as Pope Gregory VII

1145 d.α —19th recorded perihelion passage of Halley’s Comet

1164 d.α —Raynald of Dassel names Guido di Crema as anti-pope Paschalis III

1370 d.α —Building begins on the Bastille fortress in Paris

1500 d.α —Pedro Álvares Cabral is the first european to discover Brazil, landing near Monte Pascoal, claims it for Portugal

1521 d.α —French King Francois I declares war on Spain

1526 d.α —1st slave revolt in the American colonies occurs in South Carolina

1529 d.α —Treaty of Saragosa: Spain and Portugal divide eastern hemisphere

1648 d.α —English army claims King Charles I responsible for bloodshed

1659 d.α —Lord Protector Richard Cromwell disbands English parliament

1671 d.α —King Charles II sits in on English parliament

1674 d.α — Netherlands & Munster sign peace treaty

1676 d.α — Battle of Etna – Netherlands and Spain vs France, M de Ruyter fatally wounded

1677 d.α — Battle at Catania: between French & Dutch fleet

1692 d.α —Edward Bishop is jailed for proposing flogging as a cure for witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts

1722 d.α —19 VOC “komplotteurs” in Batavia executed

1728 d.α — Pierre de Marivaux’ “Le Triomphe de Plutus” premieres in Paris

1745 d.α —Austria & Bavaria sign Peace Treaty of Füssen, ending Bavaria’s participation (on the French side) in the War of the Austrian Succession

1769 d.α — Madame du Barry becomes King Louis XV’s “official” mistress

1793 d.α —President Washington attends opening of Rickett’s, 1st circus in US

1804 d.α —Gioachino Rossini (12) performs in Imola

1809 d.α —Battle at Eckmuhl – Napoleon beats Austria Archduke Charles

1817 d.α —Curacao prohibits use of white paint due to fierce sunlight

1823 d.α —Baltic Club (Exchange) forms in London

1823 d.α —R J Tyers patents roller skates

1838 d.α —English steamship “Sirius” docks in NYC after crossing the Atlantic, first transatlantic steam passenger service

1864 d.α —US mints 2 cent coin (1st appearance of “In God We Trust”)

1871 d.α —All German Jews emancipated after the German Constitution adopted by its last state Bavaria

1876 d.α —1st official National League baseball game is played; Boston Red Stockings beat Philadelphia Athletics, 6-5 at the Jefferson Street Grounds, Philadelphia

1876 d.α —Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky completes his ballet “Swan Lake”

1876 d.α —Philadelphia Nationals Wes Fisler scores baseball’s 1st run

1884 d.α —Thomas Stevens starts 1st bike trip around world (2 yrs 9 mths)

1884 d.α —US recognizes King Leopold II’s Congo Free State

1889 d.α — A 1.9 million-acre tract of Indian Territory for white colonial settlement in Oklahoma officially starts at 12pm

1893 d.α —Francis Dhanis army occupies Kasongo

1893 d.α —Paul Kruger elected President of Transvaal for 3rd time

1897 d.α —NYC Jewish newspaper “Forward” begins publishing (still active)

1898 d.α —1st Spanish–American War action sees the USS Nashville capture a Spanish ship

1898 d.α —Baltimore James Hughes no-hits Boston Braves 8-0

1898 d.α —Cincinnati Red Theodore Breitenstein no-hits Pirates 11-0

1898 d.α —Congress passes Volunteer Army Act calling for a Volunteer Cavalry

1898 d.α —US President McKinley orders blockade of Cuban harbors

1903 d.α —American Power Boat Association forms

1903 d.α —Highlanders (Yankees) 1st game in New York at Hilltop Park vs Washington Senators, lose 3-1 before 11,950

1905 d.α —Operations begin uniting conservatory of Nature monument Amsterdam

1906 d.α —Intercalated Games opens in Athens

1906 d.α —New rule puts umpire in sole charge of all game balls

1908 d.α —Queensland beat NSW by 171 runs for their 1st cricket win at Gabba

1913 d.α — Montenegro troops march into Skoetari, North-Albania

1914 d.α —  Babe Ruth’s 1st professional game (as a pitcher) is a 6-hit 6-0 win

1915 d.α — 1st military use of poison gas (chlorine, by Germany) in WW I

1915 d.α — NY Yankees don pinstripes & hat-in-the-ring logo for 1st time

1915 d.α — The Second Battle of Ypres begins on the Western Front in WW I

1916 d.α — France battles at Fort Douaumont

1916 d.α — Karl Spindler scuttles the Aud near Daunt’s Rock, to prevent its cargo of 20,000 rifles destined for Irish republicans falling into enemy hands

1916 d.α — Chief of Staff of the Irish Volunteers Eóin MacNeill issues the Countermanding order in Dublin to try to stop what would become the Easter Rising

1922 d.α — South Ossetian Autonomous Region forms in Georgian SSR

1924 d.α — Hague Chambers of Commerce forms

1926 d.α — Persia, Turkey & Afghanistan sign treaties of security

1927 d.α —1st performance of Roger Sessions’ Symphony in E

1930 d.α — US, Britain & Japan sign London Naval Treaty

1930 d.α — British troops battle pro-independence revolutionaries in the Jalalabad hills near Chittagong, Bengal province, British India, 80 troops and 12 revolutionaries killed

1931 d.α — Egypt & Iraq sign peace treaty

1933 d.α — Dutch government forbids leftwing radio address

1934 d.α — US Division of Investigation (later the FBI) under Melvin Purvis botch an operation to capture the John Dillinger Gang at Little Bohemia Lodge, Manitowish Waters, Wisconsin. with 2 dead and 4 injured

1937 d.α — NYC college students stage 4th annual peace strike

1940 d.α — Rear Admiral Joseph Taussig testifies before US Senate Naval Affairs Committee that war with Japan is inevitable

1943 d.α — German counter attack in North Tunisia

1943 d.α — RAF shoots down 14 German transport planes over Mediterranean Sea

1944 d.α — Allies land near Hollandia, New Guinea

1944 d.α — Adolf Hitler & Benito Mussolini meet at Salzburg

1945 d.α — Concentration Camp at Sachsenhausen liberated

1945 d.α — Stanley Cup Final, Olympia Stadium, Detroit, MI: Toronto Maple Leafs beat Detroit Red Wings, 2-1 for a 4-3 series win; Leafs lead series 3-0 but Wings recover to 3-3 to force a decider

1945 d.α — Battle of Berlin: Upon being informed that a planned counter-attack never happened, Adolf Hitler flies into a rage, denounces the German Army and concedes World War II is lost

1945 d.α — SS chief Heinrich Himmler secretly meets with Count Folke Bernadotte of Sweden, asking him to act as an intermediary for a surrender offer to the Western Allies. The Allies do not take the offer seriously.

1946 d.α — SED, Sozialistic Einheitspartei Deutschlands, party forms

1947 d.α — 1st Basketball Association of America Finals: Philadelphia Warriors beat Chicago Stags, 83-80 to take inaugural series, 4 games to 2

1948 d.α — WTVR TV channel 6 in Richmond, VA (CBS) begins broadcasting

1951 d.α —Ticker-tape parade for General MacArthur in NYC

1952 d.α — 1st atomic explosion on network news, Nob, Nevada

1952 d.α — Eugene Ionesco’s “Les Chaises” premieres in NYC

1954 d.α — Achiel van Acker forms Belgian government

1954 d.α — NBA adopts 24-second shot clock & 6 team-foul rule

1954 d.α — US Senate Army-McCarthy televised hearings begin

1954 d.α —USSR joins UNESCO

1955 d.α — KC Athletic’s 1st game, beat Tigers 6-2

1957 d.α —All NL baseball teams integrate, John Irwin Kennedy becomes the 1st Black player for the Philadelphia Phillies

1959 d.α — Yankee Whitey Ford strikes out 15, beating Senators, 1-0 in 14 innings

1959 d.α — Chicago White Sox beat KC Athletics 20-6, in 1 inning Sox score 11 runs on 1 hit, 10 walks, & 3 errors

1961 d.α — Uprising of French parachutist of General Salan and Challe in Algeria

1962 d.α —NY Mets tiea NL record by losing 9 straight to start season

1962 d.α — Pirates tie then record of 10 straight wins to start season

1962 d.α — Stanley Cup Final, Chicago Stadium, Chicago, IL: Dick Duff scores the winner as Toronto Maple Leafs beat Chicago Blackhawks, 2-1 for a 4-2 series victory

1963 d.α — Lester B. Pearson is sworn in as the 14th Prime Minister of Canada

1964 d.α — World’s Fair at Flushing Meadow, Corona Park, NY opens

1966 d.α — Atlanta Braves win their 1st game, beating NY Mets 8-4

1966 d.α — USSR performs underground nuclear test

1967 d.α —Martial Law goes into effect in Greece

1969 d.α —1st human eye transplant performed

1969 d.α —Joe Frazier KOs Dave Zyglewick in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

1969 d.α — Robin Knox-Johnston ends 312 day non-stop sailing

1969 d.α —Bernadette Devlin, the youngest woman ever to be elected to Westminster, makes a controversial maiden speech in the House of Commons concerning the situation in Northern Ireland

1970 d.α — “Park” opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 5 performances

1970 d.α — First Earth Day celebrated, founded by Gaylord Nelson

1970 d.α — NY Met Jerry Grote sets record of 20 put outs by a catcher

1970 d.α — NY Met Tom Seaver strikes out last 10 Padres, for a total of 19

1970 d.α — Senators beat Yankees 2-1 in 18 innings

1971 d.α — Soviet spacecraft Soyuz 10 launched

1971 d.α —Soyuz 10 launches as the world’s first mission to the first-ever space station (the Salyut 1) however the docking was unsuccessful and the cosmonauts returned to Earth

1972 d.α —Apollo astronauts John Young & Charles Duke ride on the Moon

1972 d.α —An 11-year-old boy killed by a rubber bullet fired by the British Army in Belfast; he was the first to die from a rubber bullet impact

1976 d.α — Barbara Walters becomes 1st female US nightly network news anchor (ABC News)

1976 d.α —Director Ingmar Bergman leaves Sweden due to taxation

1977 d.α — Shimon Peres becomes the 8th Prime Minister of Israel

1978 d.α — Firestone World Bowling Tournament of Champions won by Earl Anthony

1978 d.α — 23rd Eurovision Song Contest: Izhar Cohen and the Alphabeta for Israel wins singing “A-Ba-Ni-Bi” in Paris

1979 d.α — Mick Jagger & Keith Richards give a benefit concert in Canada

1981 d.α —10,000 copper workers in Chile strike

1981 d.α — Almost 1 million West German metal workers go on strike

1981 d.α — USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1981 d.α —More than $3.3 million is stolen from the First National Bank of Arizona in Tucson in the then largest US bank robbery in history

1982 d.α — Atlanta Braves lose after winning 1st 13 games of season

1982 d.α — Launch of STS-3-Lousma & Fullerton [03/23]

1983 d.α — Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1983 d.α — Soyuz T-8 returns to Earth

1983 d.α — Start of 1st Sri Lanka-Australia Test Cricket match (at Kandy)

1983 d.α —Stern mag announces major historical find-discovery of 60 volume personal diaries written by Adolf Hitler (turned out to be a hoax)

1984 d.α —CBS premiere of TV film “Pope John Paul II”, starring Albert Finney in title role

1986 d.α — Consumer Price Index drops .04% for 2nd month in a row

1986 d.α — US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1987 d.α — Sri Lanka Air Force bomb Tamil, 100s killed

1988 d.α — Women are allowed to compete in Little 500 bicycle race (Indiana)

1988 d.α — NJ Devil Patrik Sundstrom sets NHL playoff record of 8 pts in a playoff game (hat trick & 5 assists) in 10-4 rout over the Capitals

1989 d.α — “Welcome to the Club” closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 12 performances

1990 d.α — “Truly Blessed” opens at Longacre Theater NYC for 33 performances

1990 d.α —Lebanon release US hostage Robert Polhill after 39 months

1990 d.α —NFL Draft: University of Illinois quarterback Jeff George first pick by Indianapolis Colts

1991 d.α — Earthquake strikes Costa Rica & Panama, kills 95

1991 d.α — Frank Thomas is 1st White Sox to homer at new Comiskey Park

1991 d.α — Shalom America (Jewish cable network) is launched in Brooklyn & Queens

1992 d.α — “High Rollers Social & Pleasure Club” closes at H Hayes NYC 14 performances

1992 d.α —6.0 earthquake in California

1992 d.α — Gas explodes in sewer, kills 200 in Guadalajara, Mexico

1992 d.α — Plane crash at Perris Valley Airport California, kills 16 parachutists

1993 d.α — “Who’s Tommy” opens at St James Theater NYC for 899 performances

1993 d.α — Candid Camera creator Allen Funt suffers a stroke at 78

1993 d.α — Holocaust Memorial Museum dedicated in Washington, D.C.

1993 d.α — Seattle Mariner Chris Basio no-hits Boston Red Sox

1993 d.α — The web browser Mosaic version 1.0 is released.

1994 d.α — 7,000 Tutsi slaughtered by Hutus in the stadium at Kibuye, Rwanda

1994 d.α — Borge Ousland is the 1st person on a solo and unsupported journey to reach the North Pole

1994 d.α — Ice skater Tonya Harding sues ex-husband Jeff Gillooly for $42,500

1994 d.α — In Denmark the largest lollipop, weighing 3,011 pounds, made

1994 d.α — Schelto Patijn appointed Mayor of Amsterdam

1995 d.α — General Tire World Bowling Tournament of Champions won by Mike Aulby

1995 d.α — George Foreman beats Axel Schulz in 12 for heavyweight boxing title in Las Vegas

1995 d.α — NFL Draft: Penn State running back Ki-Jana Carter first pick by Cincinnati Bengals

1997 d.α — Haouch Khemisti massacre in Algeria – 93 villagers killed.

1997 d.α — The Japanese embassy hostage crisis ends in Lima, Peru.

1998 d.α — Disney’s Animal Kingdom opens at Walt Disney World near Orlando, Florida, United States.

1999 d.α — Luis Garavito [The Beast, Tribilín], Colombian serial killer described as “the world’s worst serial killer” (138-300+ victims) apprehended

2000 d.α — In a pre-dawn raid, federal agents seize six-year-old Elián González from his relatives’ home in Miami, Florida.

2000 d.α — The Big Number Change takes place in the United Kingdom

2004 d.α — Two fuel trains collide in Ryongchon, North Korea, killing up to 150 people.

2006 d.α — 243 people are injured in pro-democracy protest in Nepal after Nepali security forces open fire on protesters against King Gyanendra.

2006 d.α — 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

2010 d.α — NFL Draft: Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford first pick by St. Louis Rams

2012 d.α —30 year old woman collapses and dies during London Marathon

2012 d.α — TV political comedy “Veep” created by Armando Iannucci, starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Anna Chlumsky premieres on HBO

2013 d.α —6 people are killed in a shooting rampage in Belgorod, Russia

2013 d.α —Manchester United defeat Aston Villa to claim the 2012/2013 English Premier League

2014 d.α —David Moyes is sacked as manager of Manchester United

2016 d.α —Paris Agreement on climate change signed in New York binding 195 nations to an increase in the global average temperature to less than 2°C above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the increase to 1.5°C

2017 d.α — Ilie Năstase thrown off tennis court for insulting British female players during Fed Cup play-off against Romania in Constanta

2018 d.α — Bus crash in North Korea kills 36, with most Chinese tourists

2018 d.α —Saudi-led coalition airstrike kills more than 20 at a wedding in northwestern Yemen

2018 d.α — Liverpool’s Egyptian soccer forward Mohamed Salah is named Professional Footballers’ Association Player of the Year

2018 d.α  —Monte Carlo Tennis Masters: Rafael Nadal beats Kei Nishikori 6-3, 6-2 to extend his Open-era record for most wins at the same event (11)

2018 d.α —Gunman opens fire at a Waffle House in Nashville, Tennessee, killing four before James Shaw Jr. wrestled the rifle from the gunman’s hands

2019 d.α — Marvel film “Avengers: Endgame” directed by Anthony and Joe Russo starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans and an ensemble cast, premieres in Los Angeles

2020 d.α —Sudan bans female genital mutation and makes it a criminal offense

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