Date Name Location / Topic

National Holocaust, World War II Genocide and other Fascist Crimes Victims Remembrance Day


Oklahoma Day

United States (Oklahoma)

National Girl Scout Leader’s Day


National Jelly Bean Day


St. George's Day

Canada (Newfoundland And Labrador)

Confederate Memorial Day

United States (Alabama)

Queen's Birthday observed


Passover Eve


Landing of the 33 orientals


Earth Day


Stephen Lawrence Day

Historical Events on April 22

  • 1836: Having defeated Mexican forces the day before at the Battle of San Jacinto, forces led by General Sam Houston identify that Mexican General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna is among the captives.
  • 1864: The United States Congress passes the Coinage Act of 1864. This act mandates that the inscription “In God We Trust” be on all of the coins minted as U.S currency.
  • 1876: Major League Baseball starts when a National League game is played at the Jefferson St. Grounds in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • 1889: At noon on this day, thousands of people rush to claim land in the Land Rush of 1889. In only a couple of hours, Oklahoma City is founded with a population of at least ten thousand people.
  • 1898: A Spanish merchant ship is captured by the USS Nashville on this day during the Spanish American War.
  • 1906: The 1906 Summer Olympics begins on this day in Athens, Greece.
  • 1915: Poison gas is once again released during the Second Battle of Ypres during World War I.
  • 1944: Allied forces land in Hollandia during Operation Persecution of World War II.
  • 1945: Jasenovac Concentration Camp prisoners revolt. 80 escape and about 500 are killed.
  • 2004: A hundred and fifty people are killed when two fuel trains in Ryongchon. North Korea collide with one another.
  • 2008: The remaining F-117 Nighthawk plane in service is retired by the U.S Air Force on this day.
  • 2014: Eighty people are seriously injured and another sixty are killed when a train crashes in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
  • 2016: In an effort to fight global warming, the Paris Agreement is signed.

Famous Birthdays on April 22

  • American physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer is born in 1904.
  • American actor Eddie Albert is born in 1906.
  • Australian painter Sidney Nolan is born in 1917.
  • American singer-songwriter Glen Campbell is born in 1936.
  • American actor Jack Nicholson is born in 1937.
  • English journalist and author, Adam Raphael is born in 1938.