22 April

22 April

April 22 is the 112th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 253 days remain until the end of the year.

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about April 22nd, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about April 22nd in history!

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

  • International Mother Earth Day
  • International Girls in ITC Day
  • National Jelly Bean Day

Historic Events

What Happened On This Day – April 22

1997: The Japanese embassy hostage crisis ends after 126 days

The hero status of the Peruvian troops involved in the successful raid was later called into question when evidence of summary executions of captured insurgents emerged.

1992: A series of massive explosions destroys parts of Guadalajara

The disaster in the downtown district of Analco occurred after gasoline had leaked into the sewer system. At least 206 people died, nearly 500 were injured, and about 15,000 were left homeless.

1977: Optical fiber is used for telephone transmissions for the first time

Fiber-optic technology allows sending information over long distances by means of light pulses. It has played an important role in the development of modern-day global communications.

1945: Adolf Hitler admits defeat

The German dictator announced in the underground Führerbunker that he plans to commit suicide after learning that Soviet forces had entered Berlin.

1906: The 1906 Olympic Games begin in Athens

While the meet in practice was the second Olympic Games of the modern era, it is not recognized as such by the International Olympic Committee.

2016: The Paris Agreement is signed, an agreement to help fight global warming in 2016

1970: The first Earth Day is celebrated in 1970.

1937: Only one of two photographs in existence of the US Supreme Court in session. Cameras are forbidden in the Supreme Court, but this photograph was taken by a young woman who concealed her small camera in her handbag, cutting a hole through which the lens peeped, 1937.

Only one of two photographs in existence of the US Supreme Court in session. Cameras are forbidden in the Supreme Court, but this photograph was taken by a young woman who concealed her small camera in her handbag, cutting a hole through which the lens peeped, 1937.

1917: German troops examined a captured Russian coastal gun emplacement after landing on Saaremaa (Ösel) Island, September-October 1917.

German troops examined a captured Russian coastal gun emplacement after landing on Saaremaa (Ösel) Island, September-October 1917.

1500: Pedro Álvares Cabral is the first European to discover Brazil, landing near Monte Pascoal, claims it for Portugal in 1500

Famous Birthdays

Births On This Day, April 22

1916: Yehudi Menuhin, American/Swiss violinist, conductor

1899: Vladimir Nabokov, Russian/American author

1891: Nicola Sacco, Italian/American criminal

1870: Vladimir Lenin, Russian politician

1724: Immanuel Kant, Russian/German philosopher

Jack Nicholson was born

Amber Heard was born

Machine Gun Kelly was born

Heartbreaking Deaths

Deaths On This Day, April 22

1999: Munir Ahmad Khan, Austrian/Pakistani scientist, engineer

1994: Richard Nixon, American politician, 37th President of the United States

1986: Mircea Eliade, Romanian historian, author

1983: Earl Hines, American pianist

1616: Miguel de Cervantes, Spanish author

Richard Nixon died

Miguel de Carventes died

Erin Morgan died


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