On This Day

What Happened on April 22, 1916

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

  • Yehudi Menuhin, American-British violinist, conductor and teacher (Bartok's Sonata), born in NYC, New York (d. 1999)
  • Yvette Lundy, French resistance fighter during WWII, born in Oger, France (d. 2019)
1916 Highlights

About April 22, 1916

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 104 years, 6 months and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Taurus