On This Day

On This Day in History for April 22 (Part 2)

Events in History

  • 1992 6.1 earthquake under the Little San Bernadino Mountains, near Joshua Tree, California
  • 1992 Gas explodes in sewer, kills 200 in Guadalajara, Mexico
  • 1992 Plane crash at Perris Valley Airport California, kills 16 parachutists
  • 1993 Candid Camera creator Allen Funt suffers a stroke at 78
  • 1993 Holocaust Memorial Museum dedicated in Washington, D.C.
  • 1993 The web browser Mosaic version 1.0 is released.
  • 1994 7,000 Tutsi slaughtered by Hutus in the stadium at Kibuye, Rwanda
  • 1994 Borge Ousland is the 1st person on a solo and unsupported journey to reach the North Pole
  • 1994 In Denmark the largest lollipop, weighing 3,011 pounds, made
  • 1994 Schelto Patijn appointed Mayor of Amsterdam
  • 1995 General Tire World Bowling Tournament of Champions won by Mike Aulby
  • 1997 Haouch Khemisti massacre in Algeria - 93 villagers killed.
  • 1997 The Japanese embassy hostage crisis ends in Lima, Peru.
  • 1999 Luis Garavito [The Beast, Tribilín], Colombian serial killer described as "the world's worst serial killer" (138-300+ victims) apprehended
  • 2000 In a pre-dawn raid, federal agents seize six-year-old Elián González from his relatives' home in Miami, Florida.
  • 2000 The Big Number Change takes place in the United Kingdom
  • 2004 Two fuel trains collide in Ryongchon, North Korea, killing up to 150 people.
  • 2006 243 people are injured in pro-democracy protest in Nepal after Nepali security forces open fire on protesters against King Gyanendra.
  • 2006 Four 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
  • 2013 6 people are killed in a shooting rampage in Belgorod, Russia
  • 2016 Paris Agreement on climate change signed in New York binding 195 nations to an increase in the global average temperature to less than 2°C above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the increase to 1.5°C
  • 2018 Bus crash in North Korea kills 36, with most Chinese tourists
  • 2018 Saudi-led coalition airstrike kills more than 20 at a wedding in northwestern Yemen
  • 2018 Gunman opens fire at a Waffle House in Nashville, Tennessee, killing four before James Shaw Jr. wrestled the rifle from the gunman's hands
  • 2020 Sudan bans female genital mutation and makes it a criminal offense
  • 2021 India sets a world record for daily COVID-19 cases recording 314,835 new cases with 2,104 deaths

Conference meetingSummit of Interest

2021 US President Joe Biden pledges to cut US carbon emissions by 50-52% below 2005 levels by 2030 at a virtual climate summit

46th US President, Vice President and Senator Joe Biden
46th US President, Vice President and Senator
Joe Biden

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