What Happened on April 22


Historical Events

1526 – 1st slave revolt in North America at San Miguel de Gualdape, a Spanish settlement (now part of South Carolina)
1964 – World’s Fair at Flushing Meadow, Corona Park, NY opens
1983 – Stern mag announces major historical find-discovery of 60 volume personal diaries written by Adolf Hitler (turned out to be a hoax)
2010 – NFL Draft: Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford first pick by St. Louis Rams
2018 – Monte Carlo Tennis Masters: Rafael Nadal beats Kei Nishikori 6-3, 6-2 to extend his Open-era record for most wins at the same event (11)
2019 – Marvel film “Avengers: Endgame” directed by Anthony and Joe Russo starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans and an ensemble cast, premieres in Los Angeles

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Famous Birthdays

1844 – Lewis Powell, American Confederate soldier who was part of the conspiracy to assassinate Abraham Lincoln and who attempted to kill Secretary of State William H. Seward, born in Randolph, Alabama (d. 1865)
1935 – Dick Conway, New Zealand rugby union flanker/#8 (10 Tests; Otago RFU, Bay of Plenty RU), born in Whakatāne, New Zealand (d. 2022)
1939 – Jason Miller, American actor and writer (Exorcist, Light of Day), born in Scranton, Pennsylvania (d. 2001)
1967 – Sherri Shepherd, American comedian, actress, and television personality The View, 2007-14), born in Chicago, Illinois
1969 – Bobby Olive, NFL wide receiver (Indianapolis Colts)
1978 – Jason Stollsteimer, American singer (The Von Bondies)

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Famous Deaths

1833 – Richard Trevithick, English inventor (steam locomotive), dies at 62
1883 – Octave Fouque, French pianist and composer, dies at 38
1951 – Stanley Ridges, British-born actor (possessed, Sgt York, Mr Ace), dies at 59
1967 – Tom Conway {Sanders], British radio and screen actor (The Falcon’s Brother; I Cheated The Law; The Betty Hutton Show), dies of cirrhosis of the liver at 62
1990 – Albert Salmi, American stage and screen character actor (Caddyshack; The Brothers Karamazov; Bus Stop), kills terminally ill wife and self at 62
2001 – Ludvig Nielsen, Norwegian organist, composer, choir director, and conductor (Nidaros Cathedral, 1935-76), dies at 95

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