April 22: Day of the Week
April 22, 2022 was the 112th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 253 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.
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Here’s the April calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Taurus is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Diamond is the modern birthstone for this month. Opal is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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April 22 Historical Event(s)
- 1500Portuguese navigator Pedro Álvares Cabral lands in Brazil.
- 1529Treaty of Saragossa divides the eastern hemisphere between Spain and Portugal along a line 297.5 leagues or 17° east of the Moluccas.
- 1809The second day of the Battle of Eckmühl: the Austrian army is defeated by the First French Empire army led by Napoleon I of France and driven over the Danube in Regensburg.
- 1944World War II: Operation Persecution is initiated – Allied forces land in the Hollandia (currently known as Jayapura) area of New Guinea.
- 1945World War II: Prisoners at the Jasenovac concentration camp revolt. 520 are killed and 80 escape.
- 1954Red Scare: Witnesses begin testifying and live television coverage of the Army-McCarthy Hearings begins.
- 1964The 1964-1965 New York World’s Fair opens for its first season.
- 1983The German magazine Der Stern claims that the “Hitler Diaries” had been found in wreckage in East Germany; the diaries are subsequently revealed to be forgeries.
- 2000The Big Number Change takes place in the United Kingdom.
- 2006243 people are injured in pro-democracy protest in Nepal after Nepali security forces open fire on protesters against King Gyanendra.
Who were born on April 22?
- 1919Carl Lindner, Jr., American businessman and philanthropist
- 1936Glen Campbell, American musician
- 1938Adam Raphael, English journalist and author
- 1959Catherine Mary Stewart, Canadian actress
- 1960Gary Rhodes, English chef
- 1967Sherri Shepherd, American comedian and actress
- 1978Ezekiel Jackson, Guyanese professional wrestler
- 1980Clarke Dermody, New Zealand rugby player
- 1984Amelle Berrabah, English singer (Sugababes)
- 1986Dušan Šakota, Serbian-Greek basketball player
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