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1969Joe Frazier KOs Dave Zyglewick in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

1914Babe Ruth's 1st professional game (as a pitcher) is a 6-hit 6-0 win

1963Lester B. Pearson is sworn in as the 14th Prime Minister of Canada

1951Ticker-tape parade for General MacArthur in NYC

2003Patrick Roy plays his final career NHL game

1994Michael Moorer beats Evander Holyfield in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

1995George Foreman beats Axel Schulz in 12 for heavyweight boxing title in Las Vegas

1944Hitler & Benito Mussolini meet at Salzburg

1976Director Ingmar Bergman leaves Sweden due to taxation

1648English army claims king Charles I responsible for bloodshed

1671King Charles II sits in on English parliament

199833rd Academy of Country Music Awards: Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood & George Strait wins

1809Battle at Eckmuhl - Napoleon beats Austria Archduke Karl

1959Yankee Whitey Ford strikes-out 15, beating Senators, 1-0 in 14 innings

April 22nd Historical Events
Date Event
296
St Gaius ends his reign as Catholic Pope 
536
St. Agapetus I ends his reign as Catholic Pope 
1056
Supernova Crab nebula last seen by the naked eye 
1073
Pope Alexander II buried/Ildebrando chosen as Pope Gregory VII 
1145
19th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet 
1164
Raynald of Dassel names Guido di Crema as anti-pope Paschalis III 
1370
Building begins of Bastille fortress in Paris 
1500
Pedro Alvarez Cabral discovers Brazil & claims it for Portugal 
1521
French King Francois I declares war on Spain 
1526
1st slave revolt occurs in SC 
1529
Treaty of Saragosa: Spain & Portugal divide eastern hemisphere 
1648
English army claims king Charles I responsible for bloodshed 
1659
Lord protector Cromwell disbands English parliament 
1671
King Charles II sits in on English parliament 
1674
Netherlands & Munster sign peace treaty 
1676
Battle of Etna - Neth/Spain vs France, M de Ruyter fatally wounded 
1677
Battle at Catania: between French & Dutch fleet 
1692
Edward Bishop is jailed for proposong flogging as cure for witchcraft 
1722
19 VOC "komplotteurs" in Batavia executed 
1728
Pierre de Marivaux' "Le Triomphe de Plutus" premieres in Paris 
1769
Madame du Barry becomes King Louis XV's "official" mistress 
1793
Pres Washington attends opening of Rickett's, 1st circus in US 
1804
Gioacchino Rossini (12) performs in Imola 
1809
Battle at Eckmuhl - Napoleon beats Austria Archduke Karl 
1817
Curacao prohibits use of white paint due to fierce sunlight 
1823
Baltic Club (Exchange) forms in London 
1823
R J Tyers patents roller skates 
1838
English steamship "Sirius" docks in NYC after Atlantic crossing 
1864
US mints 2 cent coin (1st appearance of "In God We Trust") 
1876
1st NL game, Boston Braves beat Phila Athletics 6-5 
1876
Tsjaikovsky completes his "Swan Lake" ballet 
1876
Phila Nationals Wes Fisler scores baseball's 1st run 
1884
Thomas Stevens starts 1st bike trip around world (2 yrs 9 mos) 
1884
US recognizes King Leopold II's Congo Free State 
1889
Oklahoma land rush officially started; some were "sooner" 
1893
Francis Dhanis army occupies Kasongo 
1893
Paul Kruger elected president of Transvaal for 3rd time 
1897
NYC Jewish newspaper "Forward" begins publishing (still active) 
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
US President McKinley orders blockade of Cuban harbors 
1903
American Power Boat Association forms 
1903
NY Highlanders (Yankees) 1st game, Senators win 3-1 before 11,950 
1905
Operations begin uniting conservatory of Nature monument Amsterdam 
1906
10th anniversary Olympic games open at Athens, Greece 
1906
New rule puts umpire in sole charge of all game balls 
1908
Queensland beat NSW by 171 runs for their 1st cricket win at Gabba 
1913
Montenegro troops march into Skoetari, North-Albania 
1914
Babe Ruth's 1st professional game (as a pitcher) is a 6-hit 6-0 win 
1915
1st military use of poison gas (chlorine, by Germany) in WW I 
1915
The Second Battle of Ypres begins on the Western Front 
1915
NY Yankees don pinstripes & hat-in-the-ring logo for 1st time 
1916
France battles at Fort Douaumont 
1916
Karl Spindler scuttles the Aud near Daunt's Rock, to prevent its cargo of 20,000 rifles destined for Irish republicans falling into enemy hands 
1916
Chief of Staff of the Irish Volunteers Eóin MacNeill issues the Countermanding order in Dublin to try to stop what would become the Easter Rising 
1922
South Ossetian Autonomous Region forms in Georgian SSR 
1924
Hague Chambers of Commerce forms 
1926
Persia, Turkey & Afghanistan sign treaties of security 
1927
1st performance of Roger Sessions' Symphony in E 
1930
US, Britain & Japan sign London Naval Treaty 
1930
British troops battle pro-independence revolutionaries in the Jalalabad hills near Chittagong in Bengal province, British India leaving 80 troops and 12 revolutionaries dead. 
1931
Egypt & Iraq sign peace treaty 
1933
Dutch government forbids leftwing radio address 
1937
NYC college students stage 4th annual peace strike 
1940
Rear Adm Joseph Taussig testifies before US Senate Naval Affairs Committee that war with Japan is inevitable 
1943
German counter attack in North-Tunisia 
1943
RAF shoots down 14 German transport planes over Mediterranean Sea 
1944
Allies land near Hollandia, New-Guinea 
1944
Hitler & Benito Mussolini meet at Salzburg 
1945
Concentration Camp at Sachsenhausen liberated 
1945
Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs beat Detroit Red Wings, 4 games to 3 
1946
SED, Sozialistic Einheitspartei Deutschlands, party forms 
1947
1st NBA Championship: Phila Warriors beat Chicago Stags, 4 games to 2 
1948
WTVR TV channel 6 in Richmond, VA (CBS) begins broadcasting 
1951
Ticker-tape parade for General MacArthur in NYC 
1952
1st atomic explosion on network news, Nob, Nevada 
1952
Eugene Ionesco's "Les Chaises" premieres in NYC 
1954
Achiel van Acker forms Belgian government 
1954
NBA adopts 24-second shot clock & 6 team-foul rule 
1954
US Senate Army-McCarthy televised hearings begin 
1954
USSR joins UNESCO 
1955
KC Athletic's 1st game, beat Tigers 6-2 
1956
Patty Berg wins LPGA Dallas Golf Open 
1957
All NL teams intergates, John Irwin Kennedy is 1st black on Phillies 
1959
Yankee Whitey Ford strikes-out 15, beating Senators, 1-0 in 14 innings 
1959
Chicago White Sox beat KC Athletics 20-6, in 1 inning Sox score 11 runs on 1 hit, 10 walks, & 3 errors 
1961
Uprising of French parachutist of Gen Salan/Challe in Algeria 
1962
Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Sunshine Golf Open 
1962
NY 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 
1963
Lester B. Pearson is sworn in as the 14th Prime Minister of Canada 
1964
World's Fair (Flushing Meadow, Corona Park, NY) opens 
1966
Atlanta Braves win their 1st game, beating NY Mets 8-4 
1966
USSR performs underground nuclear test 
1967
Martial Law goes into effect in Greece 
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 
1969
Bernadette Devlin, the youngest woman ever to be elected to Westminster, makes a controversial maiden speech in the House of Commons concerning the situation in Northern Ireland 
1970
"Park" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 5 performances 
1970
1st Earth Day held internationally to conserve natural resources 
1970
Flat Earth celebrated 
1970
NY Met Jerry Grote sets record of 20 put outs by a catcher 
1970
NY Met Tom Seaver strikes out last 10 Padres, for a total of 19 
1970
Senators beat Yankees 2-1 in 18 innings 
1971
Soyuz 10 launched 
1972
Apollo astronauts John Young & Charles Duke ride on Moon 
1972
An 11-year-old boy killed by a rubber bullet fired by the British Army in Belfast; he was the first to die from a rubber bullet impact 
1974
Barbara Walters becomes news co-anchor of Today Show 
1975
Penguins 2-Isles 4-Quarterfinals-Penguins hold 3-2 lead 
1976
Barbara Walters becomes 1st female nightly network news anchor 
1976
Director Ingmar Bergman leaves Sweden due to taxation 
1977
Simon Peres becomes premier of Israel 
1978
Firestone World Bowling Tournament of Champions won by Earl Anthony 
1979
Jane Blalock wins LPGA Florida Lady Citrus Golf Tournament 
1979
Mick Jagger & Keith Richards give a benefit concert in Canada 
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
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
1981
Largest US bank robbery (Tucson Ariz), more than $3.3 million stolen 
1982
Atlanta Braves lose after winning 1st 13 games of season 
1982
Launch of STS-3-Lousma & Fullerton [03/23] 
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 Adolf Hitler (turned out to be a hoax) 
1984
Vicki Fergon wins LPGA S&H Golf Classic 
1986
Consumer Price Index drops .04% for 2nd month in a row 
1986
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
1987
Sri Lanka Air Force bomb Tamil, 100s killed 
1988
Women are allowed to compete in Little 500 bicycle race (Indiana) 
1988
NJ Devil Patrik Sundstrom sets NHL playoff record of 8 pts in a playoff game (hat trick & 5 assists) in 10-4 rout over the Capitals 
1989
"Welcome to the Club" closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 12 perfs 
1990
"Truly Blessed" opens at Longacre Theater NYC for 33 performances 
1990
Lebanon release US hostage Robert Polhill after 39 months 
1991
Earthquake strikes Costa Rica & 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 & Queens 
1992
"High Rollers Social & Pleasure Club" closes at H Hayes NYC 14 perfs 
1992
6.0 earthquake in California 
1992
Gas explodes in sewer, kills 200 in Guadalajara Mexico 
1992
Plane crash at Perris Valley Airport California, kills 16 parachutists 
1993
"Who's Tommy" opens at St James Theater NYC for 899 performances 
1993
Candid Camera creator Allen Funt suffers a stroke at 78 
1993
Holocaust Memorial Museum dedicated in Wash DC 
1993
Seattle Mariner Chris Basio no-hits Boston Red Sox 
1993
The web browser Mosaic version 1.0 is released. 
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 heavyweight boxing title 
1994
Schelto Patijn appointed mayor of Amsterdam 
1995
General Tire World Bowling Tournament of Champions won by Mike Aulby 
1995
George Foreman beats Axel Schulz in 12 for heavyweight boxing title in Las Vegas 
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. 
1998
33rd Academy of Country Music Awards: Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood & George Strait wins 
2000
In a pre-dawn raid, federal agents seize six-year-old Elián González from his relatives' home in Miami, Florida. 
2000
The Big Number Change takes place in the United Kingdom. 
2003
Patrick Roy plays his final career NHL game 
2004
Two fuel trains collide in Ryongchon, North Korea, killing up to 150 people. 
2006
243 people are injured in pro-democracy protest in Nepal after Nepali security forces open fire on protesters against King Gyanendra. 
2006
Four Canadian soldiers are killed 75 kilometers north of Kandahar, Afghanistan by a roadside bomb planted by Taliban militants, the worst single day combat loss for the Canadian army since the Korean War. 
2012
30 year old woman collapses and dies during London Marathon 
2013
6 people are killed in a shooting rampage in Belgorod, Russia 
2013
Manchester United defeat Aston Villa to claim the 2012/2013 English Premier League 
2014
David Moyes is sacked as manager of Manchester United 
2016
FBI paid more than $1.3 million to break into San Bernardino iPhone 
2016
Google honors Prince with 'Purple Rain' home page 
2016
VW reaches US deal in emissions scandal 
2017
Power outage cripples San Francisco for hours 
2017
Justice Department warns 9 'sanctuary' jurisdictions they may lose funding 
2017
Cassini spacecraft to make last flyby with Saturn's Titan on Saturday 
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