What Happened on April 22nd

Historical Events

  • 1500 Pedro Alvarez Cabral discovers Brazil & claims it for Portugal
  • 1903 Highlanders (Yankees) 1st game in New York at Hilltop Park vs Washington Senators, lose 3-1 before 11,950
  • 1915 1st military use of poison gas (chlorine, by Germany) in WW I
  • 1993 Holocaust Memorial Museum dedicated in Washington D.C.
  • 1994 7,000 Tutsi's slaughtered by Hutu in the stadium at Kibuye, Rwanda
  • 2006 243 people are injured in pro-democracy protest in Nepal after Nepali security forces open fire on protesters against King Gyanendra.
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Did You Know?

Largest US bank robbery in Tucson Arizona, more than $3.3 million stolen

On April 22, 1981

Famous Weddings

  • 1887 Business magnate Andrew Carnegie (51) weds Louise Whitfield (30) in NYC, New York
  • 1939 Actor and naval officer of World War II Douglas Fairbanks Jr (29) weds Huntington Hartford's former wife Mary Lee Hartford
  • 1995 "Extra" TV co-host Arthel Neville (32) weds Carolina Panther running back Derrick Lassic (25) at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church
  • 2000 NFL football player Emmitt Smith (31) weds Miss Virginia USA beauty queen Patricia Southall (29)
  • 2003 "Star Trek: Enterprise" actress Jolene Blalock (28) weds "Live Nation" CEO Michael Rapino in Negril, Jamaica

Famous Divorces

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