Update April 22, 2015

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This day in History

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This day in History

This day in History

Today is Wednesday, 22 April 2015,

296 BC – St Gaius ends his reign as Catholic Pope

536 BC – St Agapitus I ends his reign as Catholic Pope

1056 – Supernova Crab nebula last seen by the naked eye

1370 – Bastille begins being built in Paris

1500 – Portuguese navigator Pedro Alvares Cabral discovered Brazil.

1509 – Henry VIII ascended to the throne of England upon the death of his father Henry VII.

1529 – Spain and Portugal divided the eastern hemisphere in the Treaty of Saragosa.

1745 – The Peace of Fussen was signed, restoring the status quo of Germany.

1792 – U.S. President George Washington proclaimed American neutrality in the war in Europe.

1796 – Napoleon defeats Piedmontese at Battle of Mondovi

1861 – Robert E. Lee was named commander of Virginia forces.

1864 – The U.S. Congress passed legislation that allowed the inscription “In God We Trust” to be included on one-cent and two-cent coins.

1884 – Thomas Stevens starts 1st bike trip around world (2 yrs 9 mos)

1915 – At the Second Battle Ypres the Germans became the first country to use poison gas.

1918 – British naval forces attempted to sink block-ships in the German U-boat bases at the Battle of Zeeburgge.

1930 – The U.S., Britain and Japan signed the London Naval Treaty, which regulated submarine warfare and limited shipbuilding.

1924 – Hague Chambers of Commerce forms

1926 – Persia, Turkey & Afghanistan sign treaties of security

1931 – Egypt signed the treaty of friendship with Iraq.

1944 – During World War II, the Allies launched a major attack against the Japanese in Hollandia, New Guinea.

1944 – Hitler & Mussolini meet at Salzburg

1945 – Concentration Camp at Sachsenhausen liberated

1952 – An atomic test conducted in Nevada was the first nuclear explosion shown on live network television.

1954 – USSR joins UNESCO

1970 – The first “Earth Day” was observed by millions of Americans.

1987 – The American Physical Society said that the “Star Wars” missile system was “highly questionable” and would take ten years to research.

1991 – Earthquake strikes Costa Rica & Panama, kills 95

1992 – 6.0 earthquake in California

1993 – The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum was dedicated in Washington, DC.

1994 – In Denmark the largest lollipop, weighing 3,011 pounds, made

1997 – In Lima, Peru government commandos storm and capture the residence of the Japanese ambassador ending a 126-day hostage crisis. In the rescue 71 hostages were saved. Those killed: one hostage (of a heart attack), two soldiers, and all 14 rebels.

1999 – The Watson Family received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

2002 – Filippino President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo ordered a state of emergency in the city of General Santos in response to a series of bombing attacks the day before. The attacks were blamed on Muslim extremists.

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