April 22: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
(Page last edited 10/12/2017)
- 1500 - Portuguese navigator Pedro álvares Cabral lands in Brazil.
- 1864 - The U.S. Congress passes the Coinage Act of 1864 that mandates that the inscription In God We Trust be placed on all coins minted as United States currency.
- 1889 - At 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.
- 1970 - The first Earth Day is celebrated.
- 1998 - Disney's Animal Kingdom opens at Walt Disney World near Orlando, Florida, United States.
- Famous Birthdays: Immanuel Kant (Russian-German philosopher), Julius Sterling Morton (American journalist and politician, founded Arbor Day), Ellen Glasgow (American author), Róbert Bárány (Austrian physician, Nobel Prize laureate), Rita Levi-Montalcini (Italian neurologist, Nobel Prize laureate)
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