Monday, October 3, 2022 (Week 40)

April 22 in History

What happened on April 22 in history?

A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on april 22 in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened on april 22 in history.

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1995
In Africa, Rwandan troops kill thousands of Hutu refugees in Kibeho.
1976
Barbara Walters becomes the first female nightly news anchor on network television.
1955
Congress orders all U.S. coins to bear the motto “In God We Trust.”
1954
The Senate Army-McCarthy hearings begin. They are broadcast on television.
1944
Allies launch major attack against the Japanese in Hollandia, New Guinea.
1931
Egypt signs treaty of friendship with Iraq.
1918
British naval forces attempt to sink block-ships in the German U-boat bases at the Battle of Zeebrugge.
1915
At the Second Battle of Ypres, the Germans use poison gas for the first time.
1898
In the first action of the Spanish-American War, the USS Nashville, takes on a Spanish ship.
1889
The Oklahoma land rush officially starts at noon as thousands of Americans race for new, unclaimed land.
1861
Robert E. Lee is named commander of Virginia forces.
1792
President George Washington proclaims American neutrality in the war in Europe.
1745
The Peace of Fussen is signed.
1529
Spain and Portugal divide the eastern hemisphere in the Treaty of Saragossa.
1509
Henry VIII ascends to the throne of England upon the death of his father, Henry VII.
1500
Pedro Alvarez Cabral discovers Brazil.