About April 22

April 22, 2022 is the 112th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 253 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

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Taurus is the sun 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 275 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On April 22

  • 1500
    Portuguese navigator Pedro Álvares Cabral lands in Brazil.
  • 1529
    Treaty of Saragossa divides the eastern hemisphere between Spain and Portugal along a line 297.5 leagues or 17° east of the Moluccas.
  • 1809
    The second day of the Battle of Eckmühl: the Austrian army is defeated by the First French Empire army led by Napoleon I of France and driven over the Danube in Regensburg.
  • 1836
    Texas Revolution: A day after the Battle of San Jacinto, forces under Texas General Sam Houston capture Mexican General Antonio López de Santa Anna.
  • 1863
    American Civil War: Grierson’s Raid begins – troops under Union Army Colonel Benjamin Grierson attack central Mississippi.
  • 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.
  • 1912
    Pravda, the “voice” of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, begins publication in Saint Petersburg.
  • 1912
    Tsinghua University, one of mainland China’s leading universities, is founded.
  • 1930
    The United Kingdom, Japan and the United States sign the London Naval Treaty regulating submarine warfare and limiting shipbuilding.
  • 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.
  • 1954
    Red Scare: Witnesses begin testifying and live television coverage of the Army-McCarthy Hearings begins.
  • 1970
    The first Earth Day is celebrated.
  • 1993
    Version 1.0 of the Mosaic web browser is released.
  • 1997
    Haouch Khemisti massacre in Algeria – 93 villagers killed.
  • 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.
  • 2004
    Two fuel trains collide in Ryongchon, North Korea, killing up to 150 people.
  • 2006
    243 people are injured in pro-democracy protest in Nepal after Nepali security forces open fire on protesters against King Gyanendra.
  • 2008
    The United States Air Force retires the remaining F-117 Nighthawk aircraft in service.

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