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  • U.S.
    Monday Apr 22, 1793

    George Washington

    Neutrality Proclamation

    U.S.
    Monday Apr 22, 1793

    On April 22, 1793, during the French Revolution, Washington issued his famous Neutrality Proclamation and was resolved to pursue, "a conduct friendly and impartial toward the belligerent Powers" while he warned Americans not to intervene in the international conflict.




  • Simbirsk, Russian Empire
    Friday Apr 22, 1870

    Vladimir Lenin

    Birth

    Simbirsk, Russian Empire
    Friday Apr 22, 1870

    Lenin was born in Simbirsk on 22 April 1870 and baptised six days later; as a child he was known as "Volodya", a dimunitive of Vladimir.




  • Territory of New Guinea and Netherlands New Guinea
    Saturday Apr 22, 1944

    World War II

    Western New Guinea Campaign

    Territory of New Guinea and Netherlands New Guinea
    Saturday Apr 22, 1944

    In April, the Allies launched an operation to retake Western New Guinea. The Western New Guinea campaign was a series of actions in the New Guinea campaign, the campaign begun on 22 April 1944. Fighting in western New Guinea continued until the end of the war.




  • Cuba
    Saturday Apr 22, 1961

    Bay of Pigs Invasion

    Searching For Scattered Brigade Survivors

    Cuba
    Saturday Apr 22, 1961

    On 21 April, Eaton and Murray, joined on 22 April by destroyers USS Conway and USS Cony, plus submarine USS Threadfin and a CIA PBY-5A Catalina flying boat, continued to search the coastline, reefs, and islands for scattered Brigade survivors, about 24–30 being rescued.




  • U.S.
    Monday Apr 22, 1968

    Jeff Bezos

    Divorce of his Parents

    U.S.
    Monday Apr 22, 1968

    After Jacklyn divorced Ted, she married Cuban immigrant Miguel "Mike" Bezos in April 1968.




  • Spain
    Sunday Apr 22, 1973

    Pope Francis

    Final vow in Jesuit

    Spain
    Sunday Apr 22, 1973

    Bergoglio completed his final stage of spiritual training as a Jesuit, tertianship, at Alcalá de Henares, Spain. He took the final fourth vow (obedience to the pope) in the Society of Jesus on 22 April 1973.




  • Paris, France
    Thursday Apr 22, 1982

    Carlos the Jackal

    The car-bombing of the newspaper Al-Watan al-Arabi

    Paris, France
    Thursday Apr 22, 1982

    The car-bombing of the newspaper Al-Watan al-Arabi in Paris on April 22, 1982 (1 dead, 63 injured).


  • Gama, Federal District, Brazil
    Thursday Apr 22, 1982

    Kaká

    Birth

    Gama, Federal District, Brazil
    Thursday Apr 22, 1982

    Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leite was born in Gama, Federal District, to Simone dos Santos, an elementary school teacher, and Bosco Izecson Pereira Leite, a civil engineer.


  • Amritsar, Punjab, India
    Friday Apr 22, 1983

    Indira Gandhi

    The Punjab Police Deputy was shot dead

    Amritsar, Punjab, India
    Friday Apr 22, 1983

    On 23 April 1983, the Punjab Police Deputy Inspector General A. S. Atwal was shot dead as he left the Temple compound. The following day, after the murder, Harchand Singh Longowal confirmed the involvement of Bhindranwale in the murder.


  • Changsha, Hunan, China - Xi'an, Shaanxi, China
    Saturday Apr 22, 1989

    1989 Tiananmen Square protests

    Serious Rioting broke out in Changsha and Xi'an

    Changsha, Hunan, China - Xi'an, Shaanxi, China
    Saturday Apr 22, 1989

    On 22 April, near dusk, serious rioting broke out in Changsha and Xi'an. In Xi'an, arson from rioters destroyed cars and houses, and looting occurred in shops near the city's Xihua Gate. In Changsha, 38 stores were ransacked by looters. Over 350 people were arrested in both cities. In Wuhan, university students organized protests against the provincial government. As the situation became more volatile nationally, Zhao Ziyang called numerous meetings of the Politburo Standing Committee (PSC). Zhao stressed three points: discourage students from further protests and ask them to go back to class, use all measures necessary to combat rioting, and open forms of dialogue with students at different levels of government.


  • Beijing, China
    Saturday Apr 22, 1989

    1989 Tiananmen Square protests

    Hu's State Funeral

    Beijing, China
    Saturday Apr 22, 1989

    Hu's state funeral took place on 22 April. On the evening of 21 April, some 100,000 students marched on Tiananmen Square, ignoring orders from Beijing municipal authorities that the Square was to be closed off for the funeral. The funeral, which took place inside the Great Hall and attended by the leadership, was broadcast live to the students. General secretary Zhao Ziyang delivered the eulogy. The funeral seemed rushed, and only lasted 40 minutes, as emotions ran high in the Square. Students wept.


  • Croatia
    Sunday Apr 22, 1990

    Croatian War of Independence

    The First Free Elections

    Croatia
    Sunday Apr 22, 1990

    The first free elections in Croatia and Slovenia were scheduled for a few months later. The first round of elections in Croatia was held on 22 April, and the second round on 6 May.


  • Hong Kong, China
    Tuesday Apr 22, 2003

    SARS Coronavirus (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)

    Hong Kong: Schools reopening

    Hong Kong, China
    Tuesday Apr 22, 2003

    On April 22, schools, in Hong Kong, started to reopen in stages.


  • U.S.
    Tuesday Apr 22, 2008

    Nike, Inc.

    Nike's Campaign at The Earth Day 2008

    U.S.
    Tuesday Apr 22, 2008

    One campaign that Nike began for Earth Day 2008 was a commercial that featured basketball star Steve Nash wearing Nike's Trash Talk Shoe, which had been constructed in February 2008 from pieces of leather and synthetic leather waste from factory floors. The Trash Talk Shoe also featured a sole composed of ground-up rubber from a shoe recycling program. Nike claims this is the first performance basketball shoe that has been created from manufacturing waste, but it only produced 5,000 pairs for sale.


  • Futian District, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
    Tuesday Apr 22, 2014

    OnePlus

    OnePlus One

    Futian District, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
    Tuesday Apr 22, 2014

    The company's first product was the highly anticipated OnePlus One. It was unveiled on 22 April 2014, and was claimed as the "2014 Flagship Killer." The One had comparable, and in some ways better, specifications to other flagship phones of the year, while being sold at a significantly lower price at $299 for the 16 GB version or $349 for the 64 GB version.


  • Anningzhuang Rd, Haidian District, Beijing, China
    Wednesday Apr 22, 2015

    Xiaomi

    Mi 1s

    Anningzhuang Rd, Haidian District, Beijing, China
    Wednesday Apr 22, 2015

    On 23 April 2015, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun and VP Hugo Barra came together to announce a new smartphone named Mi 1s in India, the first phone to be launched in India before any other country. The Xiaomi Mi Band was also launched in the same event.


  • Liverpool, England
    Sunday Apr 22, 2018

    Mohamed Salah

    PFA Player of the year

    Liverpool, England
    Sunday Apr 22, 2018

    On 22 April 2018, Salah was awarded the PFA Players' Player of the Year award, having earlier been named in the PFA Team of the Year for the Premier League.


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