April 22 Events in History - April 22 Birthdays - April 22 Deaths
2015 Gazprom, the state-owned Russian energy company, is sued by the E.U. for antitrust violations, including seeking control of pipelines in exchange for gas, charging steep prices, and limiting gas flows to nations beyond eastern Europe
2014 An American, Meb Keflezighi, wins the men's Boston Marathon, one year after the race was targeted by bombings; an American last won the men's race in 1983
2014 Albert Pujols of the Los Angeles Angels joins an elite group of only 26 major league baseball players to have hit 500 home runs; Pujols achieved this feat during today's game against the Washington Nationals
2013 The News Corporation phone hacking scandal results in the company's agreement to pay $139 million to American shareholders
2013 Charged with bribing public officials in Argentina between 2005 and 2009, clothing retailer Ralph Lauren agrees to pay $1.6 million to resolve U.S. regulatory and criminal claims
2012 The Vietnamese government asks for help from the World Health Organization after an outbreak of an unidentified fatal disease occurs in Quang Ngai Province
2012 Officals in Egypt reject a deeply unpopular agreement to supply Israel with natural gas; the agreement was made by former President of Egypt Hosni Mubarek
2011 The Pope, Benedict XVI, becomes the first pontiff to participate in a televised interview session, pre-recorded for Italian television
2011 After airstrikes destroy 30 - 40 per cent of Libya's ground forces, U.S. Admiral Mike Mullen states the war is moving toward a stalemate
2010 The Deepwater Horizon drilling rig that exploded off the coast of Louisiana two days ago, sinks; the wreck is leading crude oil and diesel at an alarming rate
2004 Train fire and explosion in Ryongchon, North Korea kills at least 160 and levels several buildings
2000 Elian Gonzalez is snatched by a SWAT team from his Florida relatives to return him to his father in Cuba
1995 General Tire World Bowling Tournament of Champions won by Mike Aulby
1995 George Foreman beats Axel Schulz in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
1994 7,000 Tutsi's slaughtered in stadium of Kibuye Rwanda
1994 Borge Ousland reaches North pole
1994 Ice skater Tonya Harding sues ex-husband Jeff Gillooly for $42,500
1994 In Denmark the largest lollipop, weighing 3,011 pounds, made
1994 Michael Moorer beats Evander Holyfield in 12 for heavywgt boxing title
1994 Schelto Patijn appointed mayor of Amsterdam
1993 "Who's Tommy" opens at St. James Theater New York City for 899 performances
1993 Candid Camera creator Allen Funt suffers a stroke at 78
1993 Seattle Mariner Chris Basio no-hits Boston Red Sox
1993 Tennis star Bjorn Borg divorces Loredana Berte
1992 "High Rollers Social and Pleasure Club" closes at H Hayes New York City 14 performances
1992 6.0 earthquake in California
1992 Gas explodes in sewer, kills 200 in Guadalajara Mexico
1992 Holocaust Museum dedicated in Washington D.C.
1992 Plane crash at Perris Valley Airport California, kills 16 parachutists
1991 Earthquake strikes Costa Rica and Panama, kills 95
1991 Frank Thomas is 1st White Sox to homer at new Comiskey Park
1991 Intel releases 486SX chip
1991 Johnny Carson announces he will retire next year from Tonight Show
1991 Shalom America (Jewish cable network) is launched in Brooklyn and Queens
1990 "Truly Blessed" opens at Longacre Theater New York City for 33 performances
1990 Lebanon release U.S. hostage Robert Polhill after 39 months
1989 "Welcome to the Club" closes at Music Box Theater New York City after 12 performances
1989 Nolan Ryan strikes out his 5,000th batter, Rickey Henderson
1988 Women are allowed to compete in Little 500 bicycle race (Indiana)
1988 New Jersey Devil Patrik Sundstrom ties NHL playoff record of 8 pts in a playoff game (hat trick and 5 assists) in 10-4 rout over the Capitals
1987 Sri Lanka Air Force bomb Tamil, 100s killed
1986 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1984 Vicki Fergon wins LPGA S&H Golf Classic
1983 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1983 Rangers 2-Isles 5-Patrick Div Finals-Isles win series 4-2
1983 Soyuz T-8 returns to Earth
1983 Start of 1st Sri Lanka-Australia Test Cricket match (at Kandy)
1983 Stern mag announces major historical find-discovery of 60 volume personal diaries written by Adolph Hitler (turned out to be a hoax)
1982 Atlanta Braves lose after winning 1st 13 games of season
1982 Launch of STS-3-Lousma and Fullerton
1981 10,000 copper workers in Chile strike
1981 Almost 1 million West German metal workers in strike
1981 Dodgers rookie Fernando Valenzuela tosses his 3rd shutout in 4 starts
1981 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1979 Jane Blalock wins LPGA Florida Lady Citrus Golf Tournament
1979 Mick Jaggar and Keith Richards give a benefit concert in Canada
1978 Firestone World Bowling Tournament of Champions won by Earl Anthony
1977 Simon Peres becomes premier of Israel
1976 Barbara Walters becomes 1st female nightly network news anchor
1975 Penguins 2-Isles 4-Quarterfinals-Penguins hold 3-2 lead
1974 Barbara Walters becomes news co-anchor of Today Show
1972 Apollo astronauts John Young and Charles Duke ride on Moon
1971 Soyuz 10 launched
1970 "Park" opens at John Golden Theater New York City for 5 performances
1970 1st Earth Day held internationally to conserve natural resources
1970 Flat Earth celebrated
1970 New York Met Jerry Grote sets record of 20 put outs by a catcher
1970 New York Met Tom Seaver strikes out last 10 Padres, for a total of 19
1970 Senators beat Yankees 2-1 in 18 innings
1969 1st human eye transplant performed
1969 Joe Frazier KOs Dave Zyglewick in 1 for heavyweight boxing title
1969 Robin Knox-Johnston ends 312 day non-stop sailing
1967 Martial Law goes into effect in Greece
1966 Atlanta Braves win their 1st game, beating New York Mets 8-4
1966 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
1964 Tanganyika and Zanzibar form republic Tanzania
1964 World's Fair (Flushing Meadow, Corona Park, New York) opens
1962 Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Sunshine Golf Open
1962 New York Mets tiea NL record by losing 9 straight to start season
1962 Pirates tie then record of 10 straight wins to start season
1962 Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs beat Chicago Blackhawks, 4 games to 2
1961 Uprising of French parachutist of General Salan/Challe in Algeria
1959 Yankee Whitey Ford strikes-out 15, beating Senators, 1-0 in 14 innings
1959 Chicago White Sox beat Kansas City Athletics 20-6, in 1 inning Sox score 11 runs on 1 hit, 10 walks, and 3 errors
1957 All NL teams intergates, John Irwin Kennedy is 1st black on Phillies
1956 Patty Berg wins LPGA Dallas Golf Open
1955 Congress orders all U.S. coins bear motto "In God We Trust"
1955 Kansas City Athletic's 1st game, beat Tigers 6-2
1954 Achiel van Acker forms Belgian government
1954 NBA adopts 24-second shot clock and 6 team-foul rule
1954 Senate Army-McCarthy televised hearings began
1954 U.S.S.R. joins UNESCO
1952 1st atomic explosion on network news, Nob, Nevada
1952 Eugene Ionesco's "Les Chaises," premieres in New York City
1951 Ticker-tape parade for General MacArthur in New York City
1948 WTVR TV channel 6 in Richmond, Virginia (CBS) begins broadcasting
1947 1st NBA Championship: Philadelphia Warriors beat Chicago Stags, 4 games to 2
1946 SED, Sozialistic Einheitspartei Deutschlands, party forms
1945 Concentration Camp at Sachsenhausen liberated
1945 Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs beat Detroit Red Wings, 4 games to 3
1944 Allies land near Hollandia, New-Guinea
1944 Hitler and Mussolini meet at Salzburg
1943 German counter attack in North-Tunisia
1943 RAF shoots down 14 German transport planes over Mediterranean Sea
1940 Rear Admiral Joseph Taussig testifies before U.S. Senate Naval Affairs Committee that war with Japan is inevitable
1937 New York City college students stage 4th annual peace strike
1933 Dutch government forbids leftwing radio address
1931 Egypt and Iraq sign peace treaty
1930 U.S., Britain and Japan sign London Naval Treaty
1927 1st performance of Roger Sessions' Symphony in E
1926 Persia, Turkey and Afghanistan sign treaties of security
1924 Hague Chambers of Commerce forms
1922 South Ossetian Autonomous Region forms in Georgian SSR
1916 France battles at Fort Douaumont
1915 1st military use of chlorine poison gas by Germany in WW I
1915 2nd Battle of Ypres begins
1915 New York Yankees don pinstripes and hat-in-the-ring logo for 1st time
1914 Babe Ruth's 1st professional game (as a pitcher) is a 6-hit 6-0 win
1914 Mexico ends diplomatic relations with U.S.
1913 Montenegro troops march into Skoetari, North-Albania
1908 Queensland beat NSW by 171 runs for their 1st cricket win at Gabba
1906 10th anniversary Olympic games open at Athens, Greece
1906 New rule puts umpire in sole charge of all game balls
1905 Operations begin uniting conservatory of Nature monument Amsterdam
1903 American Power Boat Association forms
1903 New York Highlanders (Yankees) 1st game, Senators win 3-1 before 11,950
1898 1st Spanish-American War action: USS Nashville, takes enemy ship
1898 Baltimore James Hughes no-hits Boston Braves 8-0
1898 Cincinnati Red Theodore Breitenstein no-hits Pirates 11-0
1898 Congress passes Volunteer Army Act calling for a Volunteer Cavalry
1898 U.S. President McKinley orders blockade of Cuban harbors
1897 New York City Jewish newspaper "Forward" begins publishing (still active)
1893 Francis Dhanis army occupies Kasongo
1893 Paul Kruger elected president of Transvaal for 3rd time
1889 Oklahoma land rush officially started; some were "sooner"
1884 Thomas Stevens starts 1st bike trip around world (2 years 9 mos)
1884 U.S. recognizes King Leopold II's Congo Free State
1876 1st NL game, Boston Braves beat Philadelphia Athletics 6-5
1876 Tsjaikovsky completes his "Swan Lake" ballet
1876 Philadelphia Nationals Wes Fisler scores baseball's 1st run
1864 U.S. mints 2 cent coin (1st appearance of "In God We Trust")
1861 Robert E. Lee named commander of Virginia Confederate forces
1838 English steamship "Sirius" docks in New York City after Atlantic crossing
1823 Baltic Club (Exchange) forms in London
1823 R. J. Tyers patents roller skates
1817 Curacao prohibits use of white paint due to fierce sunlight
1809 Battle at Eckmuhl - Napoleon beats Austria arch duke Karl
1804 Gioacchino Rossini (12) performs in Imola
1796 Napoleon defeats Piedmontese at Battle of Mondovi
1793 President Washington attends opening of Rickett's, 1st circus in U.S.
1769 Madame du Barry becomes King Louis XV's "official" mistress
1728 Pierre de Marivaux' "Le Triomphe de Plutus," premieres in Paris
1722 19 VOC "komplotteurs" in Batavia executed
1692 Edward Bishop is jailed for proposong flogging as cure for witchcraft
1677 Battle at Catania: between French and Dutch fleet
1676 Battle of Etna - Netherlands/Spain vs France, M de Ruyter fatally wounded
1674 Netherlands and Munster sign peace treaty
1671 King Charles II sits in on English parliament
1662 Royal Society incorporates
1659 Lord protector Cromwell disbands English parliament
1648 English army claims king Charles I responsible for bloodshed
1529 Treaty of Saragosa: Spain and Portugal divide eastern hemisphere
1521 French king Francois I declares war on Spain
1509 Henry VIII ascended to throne of England
1500 Pedro Alvarez Cabral discovers Brazil and claims it for Portugal
1370 Bastille begins being built in Paris
1164 Raynald of Dassel names Guido di Crema as anti-pope Paschalis III
1145 19th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet
1073 Pope Alexander II buried/Ildebrando chosen as Pope Gregory VII
1056 Supernova Crab nebula last seen by the naked eye
536 St. Agapitus I ends his reign as Catholic Pope
296 St. Gaius ends his reign as Catholic Pope