April 22

This Day in History

1724

Immanuel Kant Born

On this day in 1724, the highly influential German philosopher Immanuel Kant was born in Konigsberg, Prussia (now Kaliningrad, Russia). He was one of the foremost thinkers of the Age of Enlightenment, … (more...)

1915

Germans use poison gas

German forces shock Allied soldiers along the Western Front by firing 168 tons of lethal chlorine gas against two divisions of French and Algerian colonial troops at Ypres, Belgium. This was the first … (more...)