Today in History, English
Today in History, English

46321April 22Event1622 – The Capture of Ormuz by the East India Company ends Portuguese control of Hormuz Island.
46322April 22Event1809 – The second day of the Battle of Eckmühl: The Austrian army is defeated by the First French Empire army led by Napoleon and driven over the Danube in Regensburg.
46323April 22Event1836 – Texas Revolution: A day after the Battle of San Jacinto, forces under Texas General Sam Houston identify Mexican General Antonio López de Santa Anna among the captives of the battle when one of his fellow captives mistakenly gives away his identity
46324April 22Event1864 – The U.S. Congress passes the Coinage Act of 1864 that mandates that the inscription In God We Trust be placed on all coins minted as United States currency.
46325April 22Event1876 – The first game in the history of the National League was played at the Jefferson Street Grounds in Philadelphia. This game is often pointed to as the beginning of the MLB.
46326April 22Event1889 – At noon, thousands rush to claim land in the Land Rush of 1889. Within hours the cities of Oklahoma City and Guthrie are formed with populations of at least 10,000.
46327April 22Event1898 – Spanish–American War: The USS Nashville captures a Spanish merchant ship.
46328April 22Event1906 – The 1906 Summer Olympics, not now recognized as part of the official Olympic Games, open in Athens.
46329April 22Event1911 – Tsinghua University, one of mainland China's leading universities, is founded.
46330April 22Event1912 – Pravda, the "voice" of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, begins publication in Saint Petersburg.
46331April 22Event1915 – The use of poison gas in World War I escalates when chlorine gas is released as a chemical weapon in the Second Battle of Ypres.
46332April 22Event1930 – The United Kingdom, Japan and the United States sign the London Naval Treaty regulating submarine warfare and limiting shipbuilding.
46333April 22Event1944 – The 1st Air Commando Group using Sikorsky R-4 helicopters stage the first use of helicopters in combat with combat search and rescue operations in the China Burma India Theater.
46334April 22Event1944 – World War II: Operation Persecution is initiated: Allied forces land in the Hollandia (currently known as Jayapura) area of New Guinea.
46335April 22Event1945 – World War II: Prisoners at the Jasenovac concentration camp revolt. Five hundred twenty are killed and 80 escape.
46336April 22Event1945 – World War II: Führerbunker: After learning that Soviet forces have taken Eberswalde without a fight, Adolf Hitler admits defeat in his underground bunker and states that suicide is his only recourse.
46337April 22Event1948 – Arab–Israeli War: Haifa, a major port of Israel, is captured from Arab forces.
46338April 22Event1951 – Korean War: The Chinese People's Volunteer Army begin assaulting positions defended by the Royal Australian Regiment and the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry at the Battle of Kapyong.
46339April 22Event1954 – Red Scare: Witnesses begin testifying and live television coverage of the Army–McCarthy hearings begins.
46340April 22Event1964 – The 1964-1965 New York World's Fair opens for its first season.
46341April 22Event1969 – British yachtsman Sir Robin Knox-Johnston wins the Sunday Times Golden Globe Race and completes the first solo non-stop circumnavigation of the world.
46342April 22Event1970 – The first Earth Day is celebrated.
46343April 22Event1972 – Vietnam War: Increased American bombing in Vietnam prompts anti-war protests in Los Angeles, New York City, and San Francisco.
46344April 22Event1977 – Optical fiber is first used to carry live telephone traffic.
46345April 22Event1983 – The German magazine Stern claims that the "Hitler Diaries" had been found in wreckage in East Germany the diaries are subsequently revealed to be forgeries.
46346April 22Event1992 – In a series of explosions in Guadalajara, Mexico, 206 people are killed, nearly 500 injured and 15,000 left homeless.
46347April 22Event1993 – Version 1.0 of the Mosaic web browser is released.
46348April 22Event1997 – Haouch Khemisti massacre in Algeria where 93 villagers are killed.
46349April 22Event1997 – The Japanese embassy hostage crisis ends in Lima, Peru.
46350April 22Event1998 – Disney's Animal Kingdom opens at Walt Disney World near Orlando, Florida, United States.

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