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Sunday, April 22, 2018.

World events on this day in the Menzies Era
  • 1951 - Ticker-tape parade for General MacArthur in NYC
  • 1952 - 1st atomic explosion on network news, Nob, Nevada
  • 1952 - EugŠne Ionesco's "Les Chaises," premieres in NYC
  • 1954 - Achiel van Acker forms Belgian govt
  • 1954 - NBA adopts 24-second shot clock & 6 team-foul rule
  • 1954 - Senate Army-McCarthy televised hearings began
  • 1954 - USSR joins UNESCO
  • 1955 - Congress orders all US coins bear motto "In God We Trust"
  • 1955 - KC Athletic's 1st game, beat Tigers 6-2
  • 1956 - Patty Berg wins LPGA Dallas Golf Open
  • 1957 - All NL teams intergates, John Irwin Kennedy is 1st black on Phillies
  • 1959 - Yankee Whitey Ford strikes-out 15, beating Senators, 1-0 in 14 innings
  • 1959 - Chicago White Sox beat KC Athletics 20-6, in 1 inning Sox score 11 runs on 1 hit, 10 walks, & 3 errors
  • 1961 - Uprising of French parachutist of Gen Salan/Challe in Algeria
  • 1962 - Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Sunshine Golf Open
  • 1962 - NY Mets tiea NL record by losing 9 straight to start season
  • 1962 - Pirates tie then record of 10 straight wins to start season
  • 1962 - Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs beat Chicago Blackhawks, 4 games to 2
  • 1964 - Tanganyika & Zanzibar form republic Tanzania
  • 1964 - World's Fair (Flushing Meadow, Corona Park, NY) opens
  • 1966 - Atlanta Braves win their 1st game, beating NY Mets 8-4
  • 1966 - USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1967 - Martial Law goes into effect in Greece
  • 1969 - 1st human eye transplant performed
  • 1969 - Joe Frazier KOs Dave Zyglewick in 1 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1969 - Robin Knox-Johnston ends 312 day non-stop sailing
  • 1970 - "Park" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • 1970 - 1st Earth Day held internationally to conserve natural resources
  • 1970 - Flat Earth celebrated
  • 1970 - NY Met Jerry Grote sets record of 20 put outs by a catcher
  • 1970 - NY Met Tom Seaver strikes out last 10 Padres, for a total of 19
  • 1970 - Senators beat Yankees 2-1 in 18 innings
  • 1971 - Soyuz 10 launched
  • 1972 - Apollo astronauts John Young & Charles Duke ride on Moon