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April 22nd, 2006 (April 22 2006)Event243 people are injured in pro-democracy protest in Nepal after Nepali security forces open fire on protesters against King Gyanendra.
April 22nd, 2006 (April 22 2006)EventFour 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.
April 22nd, 2004 (April 22 2004)EventTwo fuel trains collide in Ryongchon, North Korea, killing up to 150 people.
April 22nd, 2000 (April 22 2000)EventIn a pre-dawn raid, federal agents seize six-year-old Elian Gonzalez from his relatives home in Miami, Florida.
April 22nd, 2000 (April 22 2000)EventThe Big Number Change takes place in the United Kingdom.
April 22nd, 1998 (April 22 1998)EventDisney s Animal Kingdom opens at Walt Disney World near Orlando, Florida, United States.Walt Disney Quotes
April 22nd, 1997 (April 22 1997)EventHaouch Khemisti massacre in Algeria93 villagers killed.
April 22nd, 1997 (April 22 1997)EventThe Japanese embassy hostage crisis ends in Lima, Peru.
April 22nd, 1993 (April 22 1993)EventThe Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC is dedicated.
April 22nd, 1993 (April 22 1993)EventThe web browser Mosaic version 1.0 is released.
April 22nd, 1992 (April 22 1992)EventIn an explosion in Guadalajara, Mexico, 206 people are killed, nearly 500 injured and 15,000 left homeless.
April 22nd, 1983 (April 22 1983)EventThe German magazine, Der Stern claims that Adolf Hitler s diaries were found in wreckage in East Germany.Adolf Hitler Quotes
April 22nd, 1972 (April 22 1972)EventVietnam War: Increased American bombing in Vietnam prompts antiwar protests in New York City, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.
April 22nd, 1970 (April 22 1970)EventFirst Earth Day celebrated.
April 22nd, 1964 (April 22 1964)EventThe 1964-1965 New York World s Fair opens for its first season.
April 22nd, 1954 (April 22 1954)EventRed Scare: Army-McCarthy Hearings begin.
April 22nd, 1945 (April 22 1945)EventWorld War II: Prisoners at the Jasenovac concentration camp revolt. 520 are killed and 80 escape.
April 22nd, 1945 (April 22 1945)EventWorld War II: Fuehrerbunker: After learning that Soviet forces have taken Eberswalde without a fight, Adolf Hitler admits defeat in his underground bunker and states that suicide is his only recourse.Adolf Hitler Quotes
April 22nd, 1944 (April 22 1944)EventWorld War II: Operation Persecution initiated - Allied forces land in the Hollandia (currently known as Jayapura) area of New Guinea.
April 22nd, 1930 (April 22 1930)EventThe United Kingdom, Japan and the United States sign the London Naval Treaty regulating submarine warfare and limiting shipbuilding.
April 22nd, 1915 (April 22 1915)EventThe use of poison gas in World War I escalates when chlorine gas is released as a chemical weapon in the Second Battle of Ypres.
April 22nd, 1912 (April 22 1912)EventPravda, the "voice" of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, begins publication in Saint Petersburg.
April 22nd, 1898 (April 22 1898)EventSpanish-American War: The United States Navy begins a blockade of Cuban ports and the USS Nashville captures a Spanish merchant ship.
April 22nd, 1889 (April 22 1889)EventAt high noon, thousands rush to claim land in the Land Run of 1889. Within hours the cities of Oklahoma City and Guthrie are formed with populations of at least 10,000.
April 22nd, 1864 (April 22 1864)EventThe U.S. Congress passes the Coinage Act which mandates that the inscription "In God We Trust" be placed on all coins minted as United States currency.
April 22nd, 1863 (April 22 1863)EventAmerican Civil War: Grierson s Raid begins - troops under Union Colonel Benjamin Grierson attack central Mississippi.
April 22nd, 1836 (April 22 1836)EventTexas Revolution: A day after the Battle of San Jacinto forces under Texas General Sam Houston capture Mexican General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna.
April 22nd, 1529 (April 22 1529)EventTreaty of Saragossa divides the eastern hemisphere between Spain and Portugal along a line 297.5 leagues or 17 east of the Moluccas.
April 22nd, 1509 (April 22 1509)EventHenry VIII accedes to the throne of England after the death of his father.
April 22nd, 1500 (April 22 1500)EventPortuguese navigator Pedro Alvares Cabral becomes the first European to sight Brazil.

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