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Importance of 22nd April in History

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1994
Norwegian explorer Borge Ousland became the first person to reach the North Pole alone
Norway
1994
Death of Richard Nixon, 37th President of the United States
United States
1992
Betty Boothroyd elected as first female Speaker of the House of Commons
Great Britain
1984
Death of Ansel Adams, American photographer
United States
1983
West German magazine ‘Der Stern’ reported that it had acquired 60 volumes of Adolf Hitler’s diaries (later proven to be fakes).
Germany
1983
Death of Earl ‘Fatha’ Hines, American jazz pianist .
United States
1969
Robin Knox-Johnston completes first solo non stop voyage around the world
Great Britain
1933
Death of Sir Henry Royce, the Royce part of Rolls Royce.
Great Britain
1912
Pravda published for the first time in St Petersburg and, after the revolution, it became the voice of the Soviet Union.
Russian Federation
1908
Death of Henry Campbell-Bannerman, British Prime Minister (1905–08) .
Great Britain
1834
St Helena became a British crown colony
Great Britain
1833
Death of Richard Trevithick, British inventor and mining engineer, built the first steam railway locomotive.
Great Britain
1778
Death of James Hargreaves, the British inventor who patented the Spinning Jenny.
Great Britain
1758
Death of Antoine de Jussieu, French naturalist .
France
1707
Birth of Henry Fielding author and magistrate.
Great Britain
1529
Treaty of Zaragoza specified the anti-meridian of the Treaty of Tordesillas which stated that everything west of 46° 37' was given to Spain whereas everything east of 46° 37' was given to Portugal
Spain
1500
Pedro Álvares Cabral lands in Brazil.
Portugal
1275
First Statute of Westminster passed by the English parliament.
Great Britain
0536
Death of Pope Agapetus I
Italy
0296
Death of Pope Caius, about whom little is known other than he was Pope for twelve years, four months, and seven days.
Italy
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