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Facts & Events That Happened Today In History

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The word "today" was generally written as two words until the 16th Century, then as "to-day" until the early 20th Century.

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Today is Monday, April 22, 2024. It’s the 113th day of the year, and we’re on week 17.

Every day is special for some reason, and today is no different! Here you’ll find some interesting facts & events that happened today in history, as well as The Fact Site’s Fact of the Day!

Learn what special holiday falls on this day and how to celebrate it. You’ll also find out what famous people celebrate their birthdays today!

We update this page daily, so if you have a few minutes spare, check out these events & facts that all help to make today a special day!

Today’s Highlighted Events

The world is full of things happening – all day, every day. But here are some notable events that happened today in history.

OTD in 2016: The Paris Agreement was opened for signatures.

2016

The Paris Agreement was opened for signatures.

OTD in 1970: Twenty million Americans mobilized to call for greater protections for our planet. This became the world's first Earth Day.

1970

Twenty million Americans mobilized to call for greater protections for our planet. This became the world’s first Earth Day.

OTD in 1884: General Laborer Thomas Stevens started his first bicycle trip around the world.

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General Laborer Thomas Stevens started his first bicycle trip around the world.

OTD in 1876: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky composed his "Swan Lake" ballet.

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Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky composed his “Swan Lake” ballet.

These are just our highlighted events, but if you’d like to learn more about what happened on this day, you can check out the link below!

Today’s Famous Birthdays

Are you celebrating your birthday today? If so, you’re not the only one! Here are a few famous people that were also born on this day.

1990

Machine Gun Kelly

Machine Gun Kelly

Machine Gun Kelly is an American rapper born on April 22, 1990, in Texas, USA. He is 34 years old today.

1986

Amber Heard

Amber Heard

Amber Heard is an American actress born on April 22, 1986, in Texas, USA. She is 38 years old today.

Today’s Quote

Throughout history, people have said some emotional, inspirational, and thought-provoking things, sometimes silly things too! But here’s what’s been said on this day in history.

2009

Life was always a matter of waiting for the right moment to act.

Paulo Coelho

Paulo Coelho

Brazilian Lyricist

Today’s Special Holiday

Every day has special holidays that are celebrated throughout the world, and today is no different! Here’s one of today’s special holidays you can participate in.

April 22: National Jelly Bean Day
United States

National Jelly Bean Day

The fantastic thing about jelly beans is that there are so many flavors that you’ll always find one you love. So whatever you find yourself doing today, bring along a pack of jelly beans and share them around!

Today’s Shower Thoughts

Don’t you just love it when you’re taking your morning shower, and that little voice in your head asks, “how many balloons would it take to float a human?”

We all have these strange thoughts at random times – and here are our shower thoughts of the day.

THe Fact Site’s

Fun Fact Of The Day

When tea started being sold in bags, originally, it was intended to be removed from the bags by customers, but they found it easier to brew the tea still in the bag.

Fast Facts About Today

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on April 22
Day of week Monday
Week number Week 17
Day of year Day 113 of 2024
Decade 2020s
Zodiac Sign Taurus
Leap year 2024 is a leap year
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