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On this day in 1898  |  Congress passes Volunteer Army Act calling for a Volunteer Cavalry

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1648English army claims king Charles I responsible for bloodshed

1671King Charles II sits in on English parliament

1809Battle at Eckmuhl - Napoleon beats Austria Archduke Karl

1914Babe Ruth's 1st professional game (as a pitcher) is a 6-hit 6-0 win

1944Hitler & Benito Mussolini meet at Salzburg

1951Ticker-tape parade for General MacArthur in NYC

1959Yankee Whitey Ford strikes-out 15, beating Senators, 1-0 in 14 innings

1963Lester B. Pearson is sworn in as the 14th Prime Minister of Canada

1969Joe Frazier KOs Dave Zyglewick in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

1976Director Ingmar Bergman leaves Sweden due to taxation

1994Michael Moorer beats Evander Holyfield in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

1995George Foreman beats Axel Schulz in 12 for heavyweight boxing title in Las Vegas

199833rd Academy of Country Music Awards: Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood & George Strait wins

2003Patrick Roy plays his final career NHL game

On This Day In History
Date Event
Apr 22, 296
St Gaius ends his reign as Catholic Pope 
Apr 22, 536
St. Agapetus I ends his reign as Catholic Pope 
Apr 22, 1056
Supernova Crab nebula last seen by the naked eye 
Apr 22, 1073
Pope Alexander II buried/Ildebrando chosen as Pope Gregory VII 
Apr 22, 1145
19th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet 
Apr 22, 1164
Raynald of Dassel names Guido di Crema as anti-pope Paschalis III 
Apr 22, 1370
Building begins of Bastille fortress in Paris 
Apr 22, 1500
Pedro Alvarez Cabral discovers Brazil & claims it for Portugal 
Apr 22, 1521
French King Francois I declares war on Spain 
Apr 22, 1526
1st slave revolt occurs in SC 
Apr 22, 1529
Treaty of Saragosa: Spain & Portugal divide eastern hemisphere 
Apr 22, 1648
English army claims king Charles I responsible for bloodshed 
Apr 22, 1659
Lord protector Cromwell disbands English parliament 
Apr 22, 1671
King Charles II sits in on English parliament 
Apr 22, 1674
Netherlands & Munster sign peace treaty 
Apr 22, 1676
Battle of Etna - Neth/Spain vs France, M de Ruyter fatally wounded 
Apr 22, 1677
Battle at Catania: between French & Dutch fleet 
Apr 22, 1692
Edward Bishop is jailed for proposong flogging as cure for witchcraft 
Apr 22, 1722
19 VOC "komplotteurs" in Batavia executed 
Apr 22, 1728
Pierre de Marivaux' "Le Triomphe de Plutus" premieres in Paris 
Apr 22, 1769
Madame du Barry becomes King Louis XV's "official" mistress 
Apr 22, 1793
Pres Washington attends opening of Rickett's, 1st circus in US 
Apr 22, 1804
Gioacchino Rossini (12) performs in Imola 
Apr 22, 1809
Battle at Eckmuhl - Napoleon beats Austria Archduke Karl 
Apr 22, 1817
Curacao prohibits use of white paint due to fierce sunlight 
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