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April 22 - Today in History
By Staff
Apr 22, 2014 - 12:00:00 AM

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0296 - St Gaius ends his reign as Catholic Pope
0536 - St Agapitus I dies, ending his reign as Catholic Pope
1056 - Supernova Crab nebula last seen by the naked eye
1073 - Pope Alexander II buried/Ildebrando chosen as Pope Gregory VII
1145 - 19th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet
1164 - Raynald of Dassel names Guido di Crema as anti-pope Paschalis III
1370 - Bastille begins being built in Paris
1500 - Pedro Alvarez Cabral discovers Brazil and claims it for Portugal
1509 - Henry VIII ascended to throne of England
1521 - French king Francois I declares war on Spain
1526 - First slave revolt occurs in South Carolina
1529 - Treaty of Saragosa: Spain and Portugal divide eastern hemisphere
1648 - English army claims king Charles I responsible for bloodshed
1659 - Lord protector Cromwell disbands English parliament
1662 - Royal Society incorporates
1671 - King Charles II sits in on English parliament
1674 - Netherlands and Muenster sign peace treaty
1676 - Battle of Etna - Netherlands/Spain vs France, M de Ruyter fatally wounded
1677 - Battle at Catania: between French and Dutch fleet
1692 - Edward Bishop is jailed for proposong flogging as cure for witchcraft
1722 - 19 VOC "komplotteurs" in Batavia executed
1769 - Madame du Barry becomes King Louis XV's "official" mistress
1793 - President Washington attends opening of Rickett's, first circus in US
1796 - Napoleon defeats Piedmontese at Battle of Mondovi
1804 - Gioacchino Rossini (12) performs in Imola
1817 - Cura�ao prohibits use of white paint due to fierce sunlight
1823 - Baltic Club (Exchange) forms in London
1823 - R J Tyers patents roller skates
1838 - English steamship "Sirius" docks in NYC after Atlantic crossing
1861 - Robert E Lee named commander of Virginia Confederate forces
1864 - US mints 2� coin (first appearance of "In God We Trust")
1876 - First NL game, Boston Braves beat Phila Athletics 6-5
1876 - Tsjaikovsky completes his "Swan Lake" ballet
1876 - Phila Nationals Wes Fisler scores baseball's first run
1884 - Thomas Stevens starts first bike trip around world (2 yrs 9 mos)
1884 - US recognizes King Leopold II's Congo Free State
1889 - Oklahoma land rush officially started; some were "sooner"
1893 - Francis Dhanis army occupies Kasongo
1893 - Paul Kruger elected president of Transvaal for 3rd time
1897 - NYC Jewish newspaper "Forward" begins publishing (still active)
1898 - First Spanish-American War action: USS Nashville, takes enemy ship
1898 - Baltimore James Hughes no-hits Boston Braves 8-0
1898 - Cincinnati Red Theodore Breitenstein no-hits Pirates 11-0
1898 - Congress passes Volunteer Army Act calling for a Volunteer Cavalry
1898 - US President McKinley orders blockade of Cuban harbors
1903 - American Power Boat Association forms
1903 - NY Highlanders (Yankees) first game, Senators win 3-1 before 11,950
1905 - Operations begin uniting conservatory of Nature monument Amsterdam
1906 - 10th anniversary Olympic games open at Athens, Greece
1906 - New rule puts umpire in sole charge of all game balls
1908 - Queensland beat NSW by 171 runs for their first cricket win at Gabba
1913 - Montenegro troops march into Skoetari, North-Albania
1914 - Babe Ruth's first professional game (as a pitcher) is a 6-hit 6-0 win
1914 - Mexico ends diplomatic relations with US
1915 - First military use of poison gas (chlorine, by Germany) in WW I
1915 - 2nd Battle of Ypres begins
1915 - NY Yankees don pinstripes and hat-in-the-ring logo for first time
1916 - France battles at Fort Douaumont
1922 - South Ossetian Autonomous Region forms in Georgian SSR
1924 - Hague Chambers of Commerce forms
1926 - Persia, Turkey and Afghanistan sign treaties of security
1927 - First performance of Roger Sessions' Symphony in E
1930 - US, Britain and Japan sign London Naval Treaty
1931 - Egypt and Iraq sign peace treaty
1933 - Dutch government forbids leftwing radio address
1937 - NYC college students stage 4th annual peace strike
1940 - Rear Admiral Joseph Taussig testifies before US Senate Naval Affairs Committee that war with Japan is inevitable (He was right)
1943 - German counter attack in North-Tunisia
1943 - RAF shoots down 14 German transport planes over Mediterranean Sea
1944 - Allies land near Hollandia, New-Guinea
1944 - Hitler and Mussolini meet at Salzburg
1945 - Concentration Camp at Sachsenhausen liberated
1946 - SED, Sozialistic Einheitspartei Deutschlands, party forms
1947 - First NBA Championship: Phila Warriors beat Chicago Stags, 4 games to 2
1951 - Ticker-tape parade for General MacArthur in NYC
1952 - First atomic explosion on network news, Nob, Nevada
1954 - Achiel van Acker forms Belgian government
1954 - NBA adopts 24-second shot clock and 6 team-foul rule
1954 - Senate Army-McCarthy televised hearings began
1954 - USSR joins UNESCO
1955 - Congress orders all US coins bear motto "In God We Trust"
1955 - KC Athletic's first game, beat Tigers 6-2
1956 - Patty Berg wins LPGA Dallas Golf Open
1957 - All NL teams intergates, John Irwin Kennedy is first black on Phillies
1959 - Yankee Whitey Ford strikes-out 15, beating Senators, 1-0 in 14 innings
1959 - Chicago White Sox beat KC Athletics 20-6, in 1 inning Sox score 11 runs on 1 hit, 10 walks, and 3 errors
1961 - Uprising of French parachutist of Gen Salan/Challe in Algeria
1962 - Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Sunshine Golf Open
1962 - NY Mets tiea NL record by losing 9 straight to start season
1962 - Pirates tie then record of 10 straight wins to start season
1962 - Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs beat Chicago Blackhawks, 4 games to 2
1964 - Tanganyika and Zanzibar form republic Tanzania
1964 - World's Fair (Flushing Meadow, Corona Park, NY) opens
1966 - Atlanta Braves win their first game, beating NY Mets 8-4
1966 - USSR performs underground nuclear test
1967 - Martial Law goes into effect in Greece
1969 - First human eye transplant performed
1969 - Joe Frazier KOs Dave Zyglewick in 1 for heavyweight boxing title
1969 - Robin Knox-Johnston ends 312 day non-stop sailing
1970 - First Earth Day held internationally to conserve natural resources
1970 - Flat Earth celebrated
1970 - NY Met Jerry Grote sets record of 20 put outs by a catcher
1970 - NY Met Tom Seaver strikes out last 10 Padres, for a total of 19
1970 - Senators beat Yankees 2-1 in 18 innings
1971 - Soyuz 10 launched
1972 - Apollo astronauts John Young and Charles Duke ride on Moon
1974 - Barbara Walters becomes news co-anchor of Today Show
1975 - Penguins 2-Isles 4-Quarterfinals-Penguins hold 3-2 lead
1976 - Barbara Walters becomes first female nightly network news anchor
1976 - Director Ingmar Bergman leaves Sweden due to taxation
1977 - Simon Peres becomes premier of Israel
1978 - Firestone World Bowling Tournament of Champions won by Earl Anthony
1979 - Jane Blalock wins LPGA Florida Lady Citrus Golf Tournament
1979 - Mick Jaggar and Keith Richards give a benefit concert in Canada
1981 - 10,000 copper workers in Chile strike
1981 - Almost 1 million West German metal workers in strike
1981 - Dodgers rookie Fernando Valenzuela tosses his 3rd shutout in 4 starts
1981 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1982 - Atlanta Braves lose after winning first 13 games of season
1982 - Launch of STS-3-Lousma and Fullerton [03/23]
1983 - Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1983 - Rangers 2-Isles 5-Patrick Div Finals-Isles win series 4-2
1983 - Soyuz T-8 returns to Earth
1983 - Stern mag announces major historical find-discovery of 60 volume personal diaries written by Adolph Hitler (turned out to be a hoax)
1984 - Vicki Fergon wins LPGA SandH Golf Classic
1986 - Consumer Price Index drops .04% for 2nd month in a row
1986 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1987 - Sri Lanka Air Force bomb Tamil, 100s killed
1988 - Women are allowed to compete in Little 500 bicycle race (Indiana)
1988 - NJ Devil Patrik Sundstrom ties NHL playoff record of 8 pts in a playoff game (hat trick and 5 assists) in 10-4 rout over the Capitals
1989 - Nolan Ryan strikes out his 5,000th batter (Rickey Henderson)
1990 - Lebanon release US hostage Robert Polhill after 39 months
1991 - Earthquake strikes Costa Rica and Panama, kills 95
1991 - Frank Thomas is first White Sox to homer at new Comiskey Park
1991 - Intel releases 486SX chip
1991 - Johnny Carson announces he will retire next year from Tonight Show
1991 - Shalom America (Jewish cable network) is launched in Brooklyn and Queens
1992 - 6.0 earthquake in California
1992 - Gas explodes in sewer, kills 200 in Guadalajara Mexico
1992 - Holocaust Museum dedicated in Washington DC
1992 - Plane crash at Perris Valley Airport Calif, kills 16 parachutists
1993 - Candid Camera creator Allen Funt suffers a stroke at 78
1993 - Holocaust Memorial Museum dedicated in Wash DC
1993 - Seattle Mariner Chris Basio no-hits Boston Red Sox
1994 - 7,000 Tutsi's slaughtered in stadium of Kibuye Rwanda
1994 - B�rge Ousland reaches North pole
1994 - Ice skater Tonya Harding sues ex-husband Jeff Gillooly for $42,500
1994 - In Denmark the largest lollipop, weighing 3,011 pounds, made
1994 - Michael Moorer beats Evander Holyfield in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
1994 - Schelto Patijn appointed mayor of Amsterdam
1995 - General Tire World Bowling Tournament of Champions won by Mike Aulby
1995 - George Foreman beats Axel Schulz in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
1997 - Government commandos stormed the Japanese ambassador's residence in Lima, Peru, ending a 126-day hostage crisis. All 14 Tupac Amaru rebels were killed; 71 hostages were rescued
2000 - In a pre-dawn raid, armed immigration agents seized Elian Gonzalez from his relatives' home in Miami; the 6-year-old boy was reunited with his father
2004 - Pro football player Pat Tillman, who'd traded in a multimillion-dollar contract to serve as an Army Ranger in Afghanistan, was killed by friendly fire; he was 27
2005 - Zacarias Moussaoui pleaded guilty in federal court to conspiring with the Sept. 11 hijackers to kill Americans. (He was later sentenced to life in prison)
2006 - The Iraqi parliament elected Jalal Talabani to another term as president

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