What Happened on April 22, 1916

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 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
  • France battles at Fort Douaumont
  • 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

Famous Birthdays

  • Earl of Oxford & Asquith, governor (Seychelles)
  • Yehudi Menuhin, violinist, conductor and teacher (Bartok's Sonata), born in NYC, New York (d. 1999)