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!
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- International Mother Earth Day
- International Girls in ITC Day
- National Jelly Bean Day
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.
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
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
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