About April 22

April 22, 2020 is the 113rd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 253 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

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

What Happened On April 22

  • 238
    Year of the Six Emperors: The Roman Senate outlaws emperor Maximinus Thrax for his bloodthirsty proscriptions in Rome and nominates two of its members, Pupienus and Balbinus, to the throne.
  • 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.
  • 1876
    The first ever National League is played in Philadelphia.
  • 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.
  • 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
    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: Prisoners at the Jasenovac concentration camp revolt. 520 are killed and 80 escape.
  • 1969
    British yachtsman Sir Robin Knox-Johnston completes the first solo non-stop circumnavigation of the world.
  • 1972
    Vietnam War: Increased American bombing in Vietnam prompts anti-war protests in Los Angeles, New York City, and San Francisco.
  • 1983
    The German magazine Der Stern claims that the “Hitler Diaries” had been found in wreckage in East Germany; the diaries are subsequently revealed to be forgeries.
  • 1992
    In an explosion in Guadalajara, Mexico, 206 people are killed, nearly 500 injured and 15,000 left homeless.
  • 1997
    Haouch Khemisti massacre in Algeria – 93 villagers killed.
  • 2000
    In a pre-dawn raid, federal agents seize six-year-old Elián González from his relatives’ home in Miami, Florida.
  • 2000
    The Big Number Change takes place in the United Kingdom.
  • 2003
    Election of the fifth Caliph of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.
  • 2005
    Japan’s Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi apologizes for Japan’s war record.

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