Events Throughout History

Historical Events for April 22nd

  • Year 238 » Year of the Six Emperors: The Roman Senate outlaws emperor Maximinus Thrax for his bloodthirsty proscriptions in Ancient Rome known as Rome and nominates two of its members, Pupienus and Balbinus, to the throne.
  • Year 1500 » Portuguese navigator Pedro Álvares Cabral lands in Brazil.
  • Year 1519 » Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés establishes a settlement at Veracruz, Veracruz called Veracruz, Mexico.
  • Year 1529 » Treaty of Zaragoza divides the eastern hemisphere between Spain and Portugal along a line 297.5 leagues or 17° east of the Moluccas.
  • Year 1622 » The Capture of Ormuz (1622) known as Capture of Ormuz by the East India Company ends Portuguese control of Hormuz Island.
  • Year 1809 » The second day of the Battle of Eckmühl: the Austrian Empire named Austrian army is defeated by the First French Empire army led by Napoleon I of France and driven over the Danube in Regensburg.
  • Year 1836 » Texas Revolution: A day after the Battle of San Jacinto, forces under Republic of Texas or Texas General Sam Houston identify Mexican General Antonio López de Santa Anna among the captives of the battle when one of his fellow captives mistakenly gives awa
  • Year 1864 » The Congress of the United States called U.S. Congress passes the Coinage Act of 1864 that mandates that the inscription 'In God We Trust' be placed on all coins minted as United States currency.
  • Year 1876 » The first ever National League baseball game is played in Philadelphia.
  • Year 1889 » At high noon, thousands rush to claim land in the Land Rush of 1889. Within hours the cities of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma called Oklahoma City and Guthrie, Oklahoma called Guthrie are formed with populations of at least 10,000.
  • Year 1898 » Spanish–American War: The USS Nashville PG-7 6 captures a Spanish merchant ship.
  • Year 1906 » The 1906 Summer Olympics, not now recognized as part of the official Olympic Games, open in Athens.
  • Year 1912 » 'Pravda', the "voice" of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, begins publication in Saint Petersburg.
  • Year 1915 » The use of poison gas in World War I escalates when chlorine e.g chlorine gas is released as a Chemical warfare e.g chemical weapon in the Second Battle of Ypres.
  • Year 1930 » The United Kingdom, Japan and the United States sign the London Naval Treaty regulating submarine warfare and limiting shipbuilding.
  • Year 1944 » The 1st Air Commando Group using Sikorsky R-4 helicopters stage the first use of helicopters in military helicopter named combat with combat search and rescue operations in the China Burma India Theater e.g China-Burma-India theater.
  • Year 1944 » World War II: Operation Persecution is initiated Allies of World War II called Allied forces land in the Jayapura called Hollandia (currently known as Jayapura) area of New Guinea.
  • Year 1945 » World War II: Führerbunker Events in 1945 e.g Führerbunker: After learning that Soviet Union named Soviet forces have taken Eberswalde without a fight, Adolf Hitler admits defeat in his underground bunker and states that suicide is his only recourse.
  • Year 1945 » World War II: Prisoners at the Jasenovac concentration camp revolt. Five hundred twenty are killed and 80 escape.
  • Year 1948 » 1948 Arab–Israeli War: Haifa, a major port of Israel, is Battle of Haifa (1948) or captured from Arab forces.
  • Year 1954 » Second Red Scare called Red Scare: Witnesses begin testifying and live television coverage of the Army–McCarthy hearings begins.
  • Year 1969 » British yachtsman Sir Robin Knox-Johnston wins the Sunday Times Golden Globe Race called 'Sunday Times' Golden Globe Race and completes the first solo non-stop circumnavigation of the world.
  • Year 1970 » The first Earth Day is celebrated.
  • Year 1972 » Vietnam War: Increased American bombing in Vietnam prompts Opposition to United States involvement in the Vietnam War e.g anti-war protests in Los Angeles, New York City, and San Francisco.
  • Year 1977 » Optical fiber is first used to carry live telephone traffic.
  • Year 1983 » The German magazine 'Stern (magazine) e.g Stern' claims that the "Hitler Diaries" had been found in wreckage in East Germany; the diaries are subsequently revealed to be Forgery called forgeries.
  • Year 1992 » In an 1992 explosion in Guadalajara called explosion in Guadalajara, Mexico, 206 people are killed, nearly 500 injured and 15,000 left homeless.
  • Year 1993 » Version 1.0 of the Mosaic (web browser) named Mosaic web browser is released.
  • Year 1997 » Haouch Khemisti massacre in Algeria 93 villagers killed.
  • Year 1997 » The Japanese embassy hostage crisis ends in Lima, Peru.
  • Year 2000 » The Big Number Change takes place in the United Kingdom.
  • Year 2004 » Two fuel trains Ryongchon disaster named collide in Ryongchon, North Korea, killing up to 150 people.
  • Year 2008 » The United States Air Force retires the remaining F-117 Nighthawk aircraft in service.
  • Year 2013 » 6 people die in a 2013 Belgorod shooting known as shooting in Belgorod, Russia.
  • Year 2013 » The Royal Canadian Mounted Police arrest and charge two men with 2013 VIA Rail Canada terrorism plot or plotting to disrupt a Toronto area train service in a plot claimed to be backed by Al-Qaeda elements.

World History for the Month of April