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This Day in History: April 22

April 22: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?

(Page last edited 10/12/2017)

  1. 1500 - Portuguese navigator Pedro álvares Cabral lands in Brazil.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 1970 - The first Earth Day is celebrated.
  5. 1998 - Disney's Animal Kingdom opens at Walt Disney World near Orlando, Florida, United States.
  6. 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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