April 22, 1916 in History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in History

  • 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

Birthdays in History

  • Earl of Oxford & Asquith, governor (Seychelles)