About April 22

April 22, 2024 is the 113th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 253 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

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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 282 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On April 22

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1898
    Spanish-American War: The United States Navy begins a blockade of Cuban ports and the USS Nashville captures a Spanish merchant ship.
  • 1906
    The 1906 Summer Olympics, not now recognized as part of the official Olympic Games, open in Athens.
  • 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
    World War II: Operation Persecution is initiated – Allied forces land in the Hollandia (currently known as Jayapura) area of New Guinea.
  • 1945
    World War II: Führerbunker: After learning that Soviet forces have taken Eberswalde without a fight, Adolf Hitler admits defeat in his underground bunker and states that suicide is his only recourse.
  • 1945
    World War II: Prisoners at the Jasenovac concentration camp revolt. 520 are killed and 80 escape.
  • 1948
    1948 Arab-Israeli War: Haifa, a major port of Israel, is captured from Arab forces.
  • 1954
    Red Scare: Witnesses begin testifying and live television coverage of the Army-McCarthy Hearings begins.
  • 1964
    The 1964-1965 New York World’s Fair opens for its first season.
  • 1997
    Haouch Khemisti massacre in Algeria – 93 villagers killed.
  • 1997
    The Japanese embassy hostage crisis ends in Lima, Peru.
  • 2000
    Second Battle of Elephant Pass: Tamil Tigers capture a strategic Sri Lankan Army base and hold it for 8 years.
  • 2003
    Election of the fifth Caliph of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.
  • 2004
    Two fuel trains collide in Ryongchon, North Korea, killing up to 150 people.
  • 2005
    Japan’s Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi apologizes for Japan’s war record.
  • 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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