Historical Events for 16th April 2022

1509 – French army under Louis XII enters the Alps
1918 – The British House of Commons passes a new Military Service Bill, taking men up to 55 years old and extending to Ireland
1922 – Annie Oakley sets women’s record by breaking 100 clay targets in a row
1922 – Treaty of Rapallo between the German Republic and Soviet Union a is signed in Italy, normalizing diplomatic relations with each side renouncing their territorial and financial claims against the other
1947 – Massive explosion and fire kills 522 in Texas City, Tx
1954 – Stanley Cup Final, Olympia Stadium, Detroit, MI: Detroit Red Wings beat Montreal Canadiens, 2-1 in OT for a 4-3 series victory
1978 – “History of the American Film” closes at ANTA NYC after 21 performances
1979 – Pulitzer prize awarded to Sam Shepard for “Buried child”
1987 – August Wilson’s “Fences” wins 1987 Pulitzer Prize for drama
1992 – NY Rangers win team record 50th game

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