These historical events took place on April 22nd:
1692: Edward Bishop is jailed for proposing flogging as a cure for witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts.
1793: President Washington attends opening of Rickett’s, the first circus in United States.
1864: The first appearance of “In God We Trust,” is minted on the United States two cent coin.
1898: The first Spanish–American War action sees the USS Nashville capture a Spanish ship.
1934: United States Division of Investigation, later the FBI, under Melvin Purvis botch an operation to capture the John Dillinger Gang at Little Bohemia Lodge in Manitowish Waters, Wisconsin leaving two dead and four injured.
1972: Apollo astronauts John Young & Charles Duke ride on the Moon.
1976: Barbara Walter becomes the first female United States nightly network news anchor at ABC News.
1979: The Rolling Stones play two benefit concerts for the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, in Oshawa, Ontario; performance part of guitarist Keith Richards’ sentence for heroin conviction on heroin charges.
1981: More than $3.3 million is stolen from the First National Bank of Arizona in Tucson in the then largest United States bank robbery in history.
2000: In a pre-dawn raid, federal agents seize six-year-old Elián González from his relatives’ home in Miami, Florida.
2019: Marvel film “Avengers: Endgame” directed by Anthony and Joe Russo starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, and an ensemble cast, premieres in Los Angeles.