22 APRIL
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • Queen Isabella I Spain, 1451
  • Henry Fielding, 1707
  • Immanuel Kant, 1724
  • Madame Germaine de Stael, 1766
  • V. I. Lenin, 1870
  • Robert Oppenheimer, 1904
  • Eddie Albert, 1906
  • Jan de Hartog, 1914
  • Yehudi Menuhin, 1916
  • Charlie Mingus, 1922
  • Aaron Spelling, 1923
  • Charlotte Rae, 1926
  • Glen Campbell, 1936
  • Jack Nicholson, 1937
  • Steve Fossett, 1944
  • Peter Frampton, 1950
  • Kaká (Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leite), 1982

Died On This Day:

  • Henry Royce, 1933
  • 'Papa Doc' François Duvalier, 1971
  • Will Geer, 1978
  • Earl Fatha Hines, 1983
  • Walter Slezak suicide, 1983
  • Ansel Adams, 1984
  • Richard Nixon, 1994
  • Erma Bombeck, 1996
  • Alexander H. Cohen, 2000
  • Linda Lovelace killed, 2002
  • Eduardo Paolozzi, 2005

Today's Events:

  • 1500 - Brazil discovered by Admiral Pedro Alvarez Cabral.
  • 1509 - Henry VIII, 18, accedes to the throne of England upon the death yesterday of his father, Henry VII.
  • 1769 - Announcement of Madame Dubarry becoming official mistress of Louis XV to the king's court.
  • 1834 - St. Helena becomes British Crown Colony.
  • 1864 - Motto 'In God We Trust' approved by Congress to be placed on all U.S. coins.
  • 1889 - Oklahoma land rush begins; 1.9 million acres bought from Creek & Seminoles claimed by settlers.
  • 1898 - Spanish-American War begins; USS Nashville captures Spanish merchant ship off southern Florida.
  • 1915 - Poison gas first used by Germans at second battle of Ypres WWI
  • 1970 - 200 million people in 140 nations participate in Earth Day; 750,000 crowd Central Park in New York.
  • 1979 - Jean-Claude Duvalier ('Baby Doc') named President of Haiti on death of his father, 'Papa Doc.'

Feast Day of Saint:

  • Pherbutha
  • Conrad of Parzham
  • Theodore of Sykeon

Holiday:

  • St. George's Eve celebrated in Rumania
  • Fast Day celebrated in New Hampshire
  • Discovery Day in Brazil
  • Earth Day

Non-Specific Holiday:

  • PESACH or Passover (Jewish), begins 15th day of lunar month Nisan thru 22nd
  • PALM SUNDAY, Sunday before Easter and first day of Holy Week.
  • MAUNDY THURSDAY, Thursday before Easter
  • GOOD FRIDAY, Friday before Easter
  • EASTER (SUNDAY) (March to May) the first Sunday after the first full moon after the veral equinox (March 22-April 25) in Western churches;
  • EASTER MONDAY, Monday after Easter.
  • CH'ING MING, Festival of Pure Brightness in China (Beginning of second moon (about March 21)
  • NAEFELSERFAHRT, Swiss pilgrimage the first Thursday in April to Näfels
  • BAISAKHI (in India) or VOISHU (in Kerala) or BOHAG BIHU (in Assam) - (Hindu New Year Festival)
  • VESAK (Commemoration of birth, enlightenment and death of Buddha) celebrated Southeast Asia.
  • MOTHER'S DAY (U.S.), second Sunday in May
  • FESTIVAL OF JOAN OF ARC in France, second Sunday in May
  • MEMORIAL DAY (U.S.), Last Monday in May
  • MAHAVIR JAYANTI, Indian festival celebrating birth of Lord Mahavira, celebrated early April
  • AKSHAYA TRITIYA, Hindu Festival, celebrated late April
  • DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME - begins first Sunday in April - clocks forward
  • Arbor Day - last Friday in April

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
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