Historical Events on April 22, Special Events on This Day

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What Happened on April 22nd This Day in History

Year Name
2020 Four police officers are killed after being struck by a truck on the Eastern Freeway in Melbourne while speaking to a speeding driver, marking the largest loss of police lives in Victoria Police history.
2016 The Paris Agreement is signed, an agreement to help fight global warming.
2005 Japan's Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi apologizes for Japan's war record.
1993 Eighteen-year-old Stephen Lawrence is murdered in a racially motivated attack while waiting for a bus in Well Hall, Eltham.
1992 A series of gas explosions rip through the streets in Guadalajara, Mexico, killing 206.
1977 Optical fiber is first used to carry live telephone traffic.
1974 Pan Am Flight 812 crashes on approach to Ngurah Rai International Airport in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia, killing all 107 people on board.
1970 The first Earth Day is celebrated.
1969 British yachtsman Sir Robin Knox-Johnston wins the Sunday Times Golden Globe Race and completes the first solo non-stop circumnavigation of the world.
1969 The formation of the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) is announced at a mass rally in Calcutta.
1954 Red Scare: Witnesses begin testifying and live television coverage of the Army–McCarthy hearings begins.
1951 Korean War: The Chinese People's Volunteer Army begin assaulting positions defended by the Royal Australian Regiment and the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry at the Battle of Kapyong.
1948 Arab–Israeli War: The port city of Haifa is captured by Jewish forces.
1945 World War II: Prisoners at the Jasenovac concentration camp revolt. Five hundred twenty are killed and around eighty escape.
1945 World War II: Sachsenhausen concentration camp is liberated by soldiers of the Red Army and Polish First Army.
1944 The 1st Air Commando Group using Sikorsky R-4 helicopters stage the first use of helicopters in combat with combat search and rescue operations in the China Burma India Theater.
1944 World War II: Operation Persecution is initiated: Allied forces land in the Hollandia (currently known as Jayapura) area of New Guinea.
1944 World War II: In Greenland, the Allied Sledge Patrol attack the German Bassgeiger weather station.
1930 The United Kingdom, Japan and the United States sign the London Naval Treaty regulating submarine warfare and limiting shipbuilding.
1915 World War I: 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.
1906 The 1906 Intercalated Games open in Athens.
1898 Spanish–American War: President William McKinley calls for 125,000 volunteers to join the National Guard and fight in Cuba, while Congress more than doubles regular Army forces to 65,000.
1889 At noon, thousands rush to claim land in the Land Rush of 1889. Within hours the cities of Oklahoma City and Guthrie are formed with populations of at least 10,000.
1876 The first National League baseball game is played at the Jefferson Street Grounds in Philadelphia.
1864 The U.S. Congress passes the Coinage Act of 1864 that permitted the inscription In God We Trust be placed on all coins minted as United States currency.
1836 Texas Revolution: A day after the Battle of San Jacinto, forces under Texas General Sam Houston identify Mexican General Antonio López de Santa Anna among the captives of the battle when some of his fellow soldiers mistakenly give away his identity.
1809 The second day of the Battle of Eckmühl: The Austrian army is defeated by the First French Empire army led by Napoleon and driven over the Danube in Regensburg.
1529 Treaty of Zaragoza divides the eastern hemisphere between Spain and Portugal along a line 297.5 leagues (1,250 kilometres (780 mi)) east of the Moluccas.
1519 Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés establishes a settlement at Veracruz, Mexico.
1500 Portuguese navigator Pedro Álvares Cabral lands in Brazil.
Famous People Born on April 22

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Year Name
1946 Steven L. Bennett, American captain and pilot, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1972)
1948 John Pritchard, English bishop
1951 Aivars Kalējs, Latvian organist, composer, and pianist
1944 Doug Jarrett, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2014)
1923 Aaron Spelling, American actor, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2006)
1935 Christopher Ball, English linguist and academic
1876 Georg Lurich, Estonian wrestler and strongman (d. 1920)
1891 Nicola Sacco, Italian-American anarchist (d. 1927)
1961 Alo Mattiisen, Estonian composer (d. 1996)
1930 Enno Penno, Estonian politician, Prime Minister of Estonia in exile (d. 2016)
Famous People Deaths On April 22

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Date Name
1990 Albert Salmi, American actor (b. 1928)
1951 Horace Donisthorpe, English myrmecologist and coleopterist (b. 1870)
1986 Mircea Eliade, Romanian historian and author (b. 1907)
2014 Oswaldo Vigas, Venezuelan painter (b. 1926)
2006 Henriette Avram, American computer scientist and academic (b. 1919)
846 Wuzong, Chinese emperor (b. 814)
2017 Donna Leanne Williams, Australian writer, artist, and activist (b. 1963)
1896 Thomas Meik, English engineer, founded Halcrow Group (b. 1812)
1894 Kostas Krystallis, Greek author and poet (b. 1868)
1877 James P. Kirkwood, Scottish-American engineer (b. 1807)