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April 22, 1500 - The area that became Brazil was discovered by Portuguese explorers
April 22, 1662 - The Royal Society of London was granted its royal charter
April 22, 1707 - Henry Fielding, Novelist
April 22, 1778 - James Hargreaves, the inventor of the 'spinning jenny', died
April 22, 1884 - Colchester and parts of East Anglia were hit by an earthquake, killing four people
April 22, 1904 - Robert Oppenheimer, Inventor of atomic bomb
April 22, 1916 - Yehudi Menuhin, Violinist
April 22, 1925 - George Cole, Film & TV actor; 'Arthur' in TV's 'Minder'
April 22, 1937 - Jack Nicholson, American film actor; 'The Shining' & 'Batman'
April 22, 1943 - The Bank Of England ceased printing 1,000 notes
April 22, 1948 - Carol Drinkwater, Television actress
April 22, 1950 - Peter Frampton, Rock singer
April 22, 1960 - Lloyd Honeyghan, Boxer
April 22, 1969 - Single-handed round the world sailor Robin Knox Johnston returned to Falmouth
April 22, 1984 - Britain broke off diplomatic relations with Libya
 


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