April 22: Day of the Week
April 22, 2019 was the 112nd day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 253 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is lundi.
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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.
- 1836Texas Revolution: A day after the Battle of San Jacinto, forces under Texas General Sam Houston capture Mexican General Antonio López de Santa Anna.
- 1889At high noon, thousands rush to claim land in the Land Run of 1889. Within hours the cities of Oklahoma City and Guthrie are formed with populations of at least 10,000.
- 1915The use of poison gas in World War I escalates when chlorine gas is released as a chemical weapon in the Second Battle of Ypres.
- 1944The 1st Air Commando Group using Sikorsky R-4 helicopters stage the first use of helicopters in combat with CSAR operations in the China-Burma-India theater.
- 1993Version 1.0 of the Mosaic web browser is released.
- 1997The Japanese embassy hostage crisis ends in Lima, Peru.
- 2003Election of the fifth Caliph of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.
- 2005Japan’s Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi apologizes for Japan’s war record.
- 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?
- 1876Robert Bárány, Austrian physician, Nobel laureate (d. 1936)
- 1881Alexander Kerensky, Russian politician (d. 1970)
- 1891Harold Jeffreys, English astronomer (d. 1989)
- 1891Laura Gilpin, American photographer (d. 1979)
- 1936Pierre Hétu, French Canadian conductor and pianist (d. 1998)
- 1938Adam Raphael, English journalist and author
- 1946Nicole Garcia, French actress and director
- 1972Owen Finegan, Australian rugby union footballer
- 1973Christopher Sabat, American voice actor
- 1982David Purcey, American baseball player
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