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April 22: This Day That Year

April 22

- 1870 - Birthday: Vladimir Lenin, Marxist Revolutionary & Soviet Leader, born in Simbirsk, Russia.

- 1904 - Birthday: Robert Oppenheimer, American theoretical physicist aka the father of the atomic bomb (Manhattan Project), born in NYC, New York.

- 1908 - Henry Campbell-Bannerman, British PM dies at 71 (born September 7, 1836).

- 1937 - Jack Nicholson, American actor , born in Neptune City, New Jersey.

- 1969 - 1st human eye transplant performed Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas.

- 1970 - 1st Earth Day celebrated internationally to conserve natural resources.

- 1981 - USA: $3.3 million robbed from the First National Bank of Arizona in Tucson.

- 1991 - Costa Rica & Panama hit by earthquake, 95 people died.

- 1994 - 7,000 Tutsi's slaughtered by Hutu in the stadium at Kibuye, Rwanda. During the entire incident 800,000 Rwandans were killed from April 7 to mid-July.

- 1994 - Richard Nixon, 37th President (1969-75), dies of a stroke at 81 (born January 9, 1913).

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