What happened this day in history April 22

What are the important events that happened on April 22? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

April 22: Facts & Myths About This Day

April 22 is the 112th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 253 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is April 9, 2021 – a Thursday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 26,984,160 minutes has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘hectadecadigon’ day.

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Taurus is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Diamond is the modern birthstone for this month. Opal is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 285 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 3,044 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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April 22 Historical Events

  • 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.
  • 1906
    The 1906 Summer Olympics, not now recognized as part of the official Olympic Games, open in Athens.
  • 1912
    Pravda, the “voice” of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, begins publication in Saint Petersburg.
  • 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.
  • 1944
    The 1st Air Commando Group using Sikorsky R-4 helicopters stage the first use of helicopters in combat with CSAR 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.
  • 1992
    In an explosion in Guadalajara, Mexico, 206 people are killed, nearly 500 injured and 15,000 left homeless.
  • 1997
    The Japanese embassy hostage crisis ends in Lima, Peru.
  • 1998
    Disney’s Animal Kingdom opens at Walt Disney World near Orlando, Florida, United States.
  • 2003
    Election of the fifth Caliph of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.

Who were born on April 22?

  • 1892
    Vernon Johns, American civil rights activist (d. 1965)
  • 1976
    Michał Żewłakow, Polish footballer
  • 1977
    Aaron Fink, American guitarist (Breaking Benjamin)
  • 1977
    Ambra Angiolini, Italian actress
  • 1977
    Mark van Bommel, Dutch footballer
  • 1980
    Carlos Hernández, Venezuelan baseball player
  • 1982
    David Purcey, American baseball player
  • 1983
    Jos Hooiveld, Dutch footballer
  • 1984
    Michelle Ryan, English actress
  • 1986
    Dušan Šakota, Serbian-Greek basketball player

Who died on April 22?

  • 1672
    Georg Stiernhielm, Swedish poet (b. 1598)
  • 1778
    James Hargreaves, English inventor (b. 1720)
  • 1806
    Pierre-Charles Villeneuve, French admiral (stabbed) (b. 1763)
  • 1929
    Henry Lerolle, French painter (b. 1848)
  • 1944
    Nikolaos Roussen, Greek naval officer in World War II (b. 1913)
  • 1945
    Käthe Kollwitz, German artist (b. 1867)
  • 1983
    John Louis Evans, American convicted murderer (executed) (b. 1950)
  • 1986
    Mircea Eliade, Romanian writer (b. 1907)
  • 1995
    Maggie Kuhn, American activist (b. 1905)
  • 2011
    Moin Akhter, Pakistani actor (b. 1950)

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