View Full Version : 4-22-12: Today in History

04-22-2012, 12:28 PM
Nothin' happened today.

04-22-2012, 01:51 PM
Not true. I took a dump today.

04-22-2012, 02:16 PM
Not true. I took a dump today.

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04-22-2012, 03:19 PM
American Revolution
John Paul Jones leads American raid on Whitehaven, England, 1778

Rolls-Royce co-founder dies, 1933

Civil War
Union raid cuts Mississippi telegraph wires, 1863

Cold War
McCarthy Army hearings begin, 1954

Seduction is made illegal, 1886

An FBI agent is killed in a gangster raid, 1934

Sewers explode in Guadalajara, 1992

General Interest
Germans introduce poison gas, 1915

Fujimori orders assault on Japanese ambassador's home, 1997

Jack Nicholson born, 1937

Ellen Glasgow, Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist, is born, 1873

The Blues Brothers make their world premiere on Saturday Night Live, 1978

Old West
The Oklahoma land rush begins, 1889

Former President Richard Nixon dies, 1994

Pat Tillman killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan, 2004
Vietnam War

South Vietnamese have increased combat capabilities, 1968

Antiwar demonstrations held, 1972

World War I
Second Battle of Ypres begins, 1915

World War II
Americans launch Operation Persecution in the Pacific, 1944

Hitler admits defeat, 1945


04-22-2012, 08:50 PM
1540 - An expedition led by Spanish explorer Francisco Vázquez de Coronado left Culiacán in Mexico in search of the Seven Cities of Cíbola.

1689 - On the Texas coast, Spanish explorer Alonso León discovered the ruins of a French settlement, Fort St. Louis.

1873 - The Texas state legislature repealed the law that had authorized the State Police.

1897 - Sarah Seelye became a member of the McClellan Post, Grand Army of the Republic, in Houston. She was the only woman in history to have served in the Union army.

1967 - Randy Matson set a new world record with a shot put toss of 71 feet, and 5 1/2 inches in College Station, TX.

2011 - In Arlington, TX, the Texas Giant reopened to the public as part of the Six Flags Over Texas 50th anniversary celebration.

04-22-2012, 09:35 PM
On April 22, 1952, a live broadcast was made of a Nevada atom bomb test monitored by infantry at a 4 mile range and a group of guvmint VIPs distance unstated. The VIPs were supplied with dark goggles. A few of the soldiers had sunglasses.

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