About April 22

April 22, 2021 is the 112nd 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.

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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 285 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.
  • 1529
    Treaty of Saragossa divides the eastern hemisphere between Spain and Portugal along a line 297.5 leagues or 17° east of the Moluccas.
  • 1863
    American Civil War: Grierson’s Raid begins – troops under Union Army Colonel Benjamin Grierson attack central Mississippi.
  • 1898
    Spanish-American War: The United States Navy begins a blockade of Cuban ports and the USS Nashville captures a Spanish merchant ship.
  • 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.
  • 1930
    The United Kingdom, Japan and the United States sign the London Naval Treaty regulating submarine warfare and limiting shipbuilding.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 2000
    Second Battle of Elephant Pass: Tamil Tigers capture a strategic Sri Lankan Army base and hold it for 8 years.
  • 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.
  • 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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