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    • February 22, 1071 Battle of Cassel-Robert I the Frisian defeats Arnulf III/I

    • February 22, 1281 Martin IV becomes Pope.

    • February 22, 1281 Simon de Brion elected Pope Martinus IV

    • February 22, 1288 Girolamo Masci elected Pope Nicolas IV

    • February 22, 1288 Nicholas IV becomes Pope.

    • February 22, 1295 "BC - The coronation of Ramses II, on whose face the sun's rays fall each year in Abu Simbel temple."

    • February 22, 1300 Pope Boniface VIII delegates degree

    • February 22, 1495 French King Charles VIII enters Naples to claim the crown

    • February 22, 1495 King Charles VIII of France enters Naples to claim the city's throne.

    • February 22, 1561 William of Orange appointed viceroy of Burgundy/Charolais

    • February 22, 1630 "Indians introduce pilgrims to popcorn, at Thanksgiving"

    • February 22, 1632 Galileo's Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems is published.

    • February 22, 1656 New Amsterdam granted a Jewish burial site

    • February 22, 1732 George Washington's birthday

    • February 22, 1744 Battle at Toulon English-French & Spanish fleet

    • February 22, 1746 French troops conquer Brussels

    • February 22, 1746 Jakobijnse troops vacate Aberdeen

    • February 22, 1774 English House of Lords rules authors do not have perpetual copyright

    • February 22, 1775 First US joint stock company (to make cloth) offers shares at ś10

    • February 22, 1775 Jews expelled from outskirts of Warsaw Poland

    • February 22, 1784 "First US ship to trade with China, ""Empress of China,"" sails from New York"

    • February 22, 1797 "UK hist French invade Fishguard, Wales; last time UK invaded; all captured 2 days later"

    • February 22, 1813 "Ft. Presentation, NY is captured by the British"

    • February 22, 1813 Lt. Col. 'Red George' Macdonnell c1779-1871 leads 400 Prescott regular militia and Glengarry Light Infantry in a pre-dawn raid on US Fort Ogdensburg across the frozen St. Lawrence

    • February 22, 1819 "By the Adams-Ons Treaty, Spain sells Florida to the United States for five million U.S. dollars."

    • February 22, 1821 Spain sells (east) Florida to United States for $5 million

    • February 22, 1825 Britain and Russia set inland boundaries of Alaska/BC at first mountain range and 141st meridian

    • February 22, 1825 Russia & Britain establish Alaska-Canada boundary

    • February 22, 1828 Russia & Persia sign Peace of Turkmantsjai

    • February 22, 1836 Dutch garrison evacuates fort Du Bus New Guinea

    • February 22, 1847 Battle of Buena Vista US troops beat Mexican army

    • February 22, 1851 "The Kirkwood runs aground in New Jersey, mistaking the Smith Hotel for a vessel that refused to return its signal."

    • February 22, 1853 The Washington University is founded in St. Louis as Eliot Seminary.

    • February 22, 1854 "First meeting of the Republican Party, Michigan"

    • February 22, 1855 The Pennsylvania State University is founded.

    • February 22, 1856 First national meeting of the Republican Party (Pittsburgh)

    • February 22, 1856 "The Republican Party opens its first national meeting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania."

    • February 22, 1858 "Dion Boucicault's ""Jessie Brown,"" premieres in New York NY"

    • February 22, 1860 Organized baseball played in San Francisco for the first time

    • February 22, 1860 "Shoe-making workers of Lynn MS, strike successfully for higher wages"

    • February 22, 1861 On a bet Edward Weston leaves Boston to walk to Lincoln's inauguration

    • February 22, 1862 "Jefferson Davis is officially inaugurated for a six-year term as the President of the Confederate States of America in Richmond, Virginia. He was previously inaugurated as a provisional president on February 18, 1861."

    • February 22, 1864 2nd/last day of Battle of Okolona MS

    • February 22, 1864 "Battle at Dalton, Georgia"

    • February 22, 1864 Skirmish at Calfkiller Creek (Sparta) Tennessee

    • February 22, 1865 Battle of Wilmington NC (Fort Anderson) occupied by Federals

    • February 22, 1865 The U.S. state of Tennessee makes slavery illegal.

    • February 22, 1872 First national convention of the Prohibition Party (Columbus OH)

    • February 22, 1872 Labor Reform Party formed at Columbus OH

    • February 22, 1876 "Johns Hopkins University is founded in Baltimore, Maryland."

    • February 22, 1878 Greenback Labor Party formed (Toledo OH)

    • February 22, 1879 "Frank W. Woolworth opens his first store in Utica, New York."

    • February 22, 1879 "In Utica, New York, Frank Woolworth opens the first of many of 5 and 10-cent Woolworth stores."

    • February 22, 1882 Serbian kingdom refounded.

    • February 22, 1887 Union Labor Party organized in Cincinnati

    • February 22, 1888 John Reid of Scotland demonstrates golf to Americans (Yonkers NY)

    • February 22, 1889 "Dakotas, Montana & Washington admitted to the union"

    • February 22, 1889 "President Grover Cleveland signs a bill admitting North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana and Washington as U.S. states."

    • February 22, 1889 "U.S. President Grover Cleveland signs a bill to admit North and South Dakota, Montana and Washington (state) to the Union."

    • February 22, 1892 """Lady Windermere's Fan"" by Oscar Wilde premieres at St James Theater (London)"

    • February 22, 1892 Manitoba Rugby Football Union forms

    • February 22, 1898 "Black postmaster lynched, his wife & 3 daughters shot in Lake City SC"

    • February 22, 1900 "Battle at Wynne's Hill, South-Africa (Boers vs British army)"

    • February 22, 1900 Hawaii became a US territory

    • February 22, 1903 Due to drought the US side of Niagara Falls runs short of water

    • February 22, 1904 "UK recognises the South Orkney Islands as part of Argentina, in 1908 claims them again."

    • February 22, 1906 Black evangelist William J Seymour arrives in Los Angeles CA

    • February 22, 1907 Cabs with taxi meters begin operating in London

    • February 22, 1909 "Great White Fleet, first US fleet to circle the globe, returns to Virginia"

    • February 22, 1912 J Vedrines makes first airplane flight over 100 mph-161.29 kph

    • February 22, 1913 "Lowell High School, San Francisco opens (on it's first campus)"

    • February 22, 1915 "Germany begins ""unrestricted"" submarine war"

    • February 22, 1917 German Navy torpedoes 7 Dutch ships

    • February 22, 1918 "Germany claims Baltic states, Finland & Ukraine from Russia"

    • February 22, 1920 "In Emeryville, New York, the first dog race track to employ an imitation rabbit opens."

    • February 22, 1920 The first artificial rabbit used at a dog race track (Emeryville CA)

    • February 22, 1922 Congress authorizes Grant Memorial $1 gold coin

    • February 22, 1923 First successful chinchilla farm in US (Los Angeles CA)

    • February 22, 1923 The United States begins the first transcontinental air mail route.

    • February 22, 1923 Transcontinental airmail service begins

    • February 22, 1932 Purple Heart award re-instituted

    • February 22, 1933 "G”ring forms SA/SS-police, shoots 40-50"

    • February 22, 1934 "It Happened One Night, starring Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert, premieres at Radio City Music Hall in New York City."

    • February 22, 1935 Airplanes are no longer permitted to fly over the White House

    • February 22, 1936 Construction on Ypenburg Netherlands airport begins

    • February 22, 1940 Finnish troops vacate Koivisto island

    • February 22, 1940 "German air force sinks 2 German destroyers, killing 578"

    • February 22, 1941 "Arthur T ""Bomber"" Harris becomes British Air Marshal"

    • February 22, 1941 German assault on El Agheila Libya

    • February 22, 1941 I G Farben decides building Buna-Werke in Auschwitz Concentration Camp

    • February 22, 1941 Nazi SS begin rounding up Jews of Amsterdam

    • February 22, 1941 "Paul Creston's first Symphony, premieres"

    • February 22, 1941 "Roy Harris' ""Ballad of a Railroad Man,"" premieres"

    • February 22, 1943 HMCS Weyburn strikes a mine near Gibralter and sinks

    • February 22, 1943 Members of White Rose are executed in Nazi Germany.

    • February 22, 1943 Royal Canadian Navy corvette HMCS Weyburn strikes mine and sinks near Gibraltar.

    • February 22, 1943 "The Bulgarian government signs an agreement with the Germans to allow deportations from Macedonia and Thrace. 11,000 Jews are deported."

    • February 22, 1944 "American aircraft bombard the Dutch towns of Nijmegen, Arnhem, Enschede and Deventer by mistake, resulting in 800 dead in Nijmegen alone."

    • February 22, 1944 "US 8th Air Force bombs Enschede, Arnhem & Nijmegen by mistake/800+ die"

    • February 22, 1945 Arab League forms (Cairo)

    • February 22, 1945 "British troops take Ramree Island, Burma"

    • February 22, 1945 Canadian 3rd Division occupies Moyland

    • February 22, 1948 "Arabs bomb attack in Jerusalem, 50 die"

    • February 22, 1948 Communist coup in Czechoslovakia

    • February 22, 1955 British aircraft carrier Ark Royal sets sail

    • February 22, 1956 "Elvis Presley's first hit in Billboard's top 10 ""Heartbreak Hotel"""

    • February 22, 1958 Egypt & Syria form United Arab Republic (UAR)

    • February 22, 1958 Egypt and Syria join to form the United Arab Republic.

    • February 22, 1958 "Indonesian air force bombs Padang, Sumatra/Menado, Celebes"

    • February 22, 1959 Lee Petty wins the first Daytona 500.

    • February 22, 1962 Number one hit on UK music charts - Elvis Presley - Can't Help Falling In Love With You

    • February 22, 1963 Beatles begin their own music publishing company (Northern Songs)

    • February 22, 1964 Beatles arrive back in England after their first US visit

    • February 22, 1965 "Felix Frankfurter, U.S. Supreme Court Justice, dies."

    • February 22, 1965 "The Beatles begin filming scenes on location in the Bahamas for their second movie, Help!"

    • February 22, 1965 USSR launches Kosmos 57 into earth orbit (Voskhod Test)

    • February 22, 1966 "Soviets launch Kosmos 110 with Veterok & Ugolek, first 2-dog crew"

    • February 22, 1967 "25,000 US & S Vietnamese troops launched Operation Junction City, offensive to smash Viet Cong stronghold near Cambodian border"

    • February 22, 1968 "Rock group Genesis release their first record ""The Silent Sun"""

    • February 22, 1969 The last time all four Beatles were together for a recording session.

    • February 22, 1971 Lieutenant General Hafiz al-Assad becomes President of Syria

    • February 22, 1972 Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani becomes Amir & Prime Minister of Qatar

    • February 22, 1972 "President Nixon, meets with Chinese Premier Chou En-Lai in Beijing"

    • February 22, 1973 "Cold War: Following United States President Richard Nixon's visit to the People's Republic of China, the two countries agree to establish liaison offices."

    • February 22, 1973 Israeli fighter planes shoot down a Libyan commercial airliner (106 die)

    • February 22, 1973 US & China agree to establish liaison offices in Beijing & Washington DC

    • February 22, 1974 Ethiopian police shoot at demonstrators

    • February 22, 1974 "Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) summit conference starts in Lahore, Pakistan. Thirty-seven countries are attending. Twenty-two heads of state and government participate."

    • February 22, 1974 Samuel Byck tries and fails to assassinate U.S. President Richard Nixon.

    • February 22, 1975 Number one hit on UK music charts - Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel - Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me)

    • February 22, 1978 2 tankers with propane gas explode killing 15 at Waverly TN

    • February 22, 1979 Cleveland Metroparks Zoo's Primate & Cat Building is dedicated

    • February 22, 1979 Independence of Saint Lucia from the United Kingdom.

    • February 22, 1979 St Lucia gains independence from Britain

    • February 22, 1980 Afghanistan declares martial law

    • February 22, 1980 "The United States ice hockey team defeats the Soviet Union team at the 1980 Winter Olympic Games in an upset dubbed the ""Miracle on Ice""."

    • February 22, 1980 USA beats USSR in Olympics hockey 4-3 en route to a gold medal

    • February 22, 1982 NYC Mayor Koch announces he will run for New York governor (unsuccessful)

    • February 22, 1983 Harold Washington wins Chicago's Democratic mayoral primary

    • February 22, 1983 "Hindus kill 3000 Moslems in Assam, India"

    • February 22, 1984 Brothers Anton & Peter Stastny score 8 points each for NHL Qu‚bec

    • February 22, 1986 Start of the 1986 EDSA Revolution in the Philippines.

    • February 22, 1987 Pop artist Andy Warhol dies in New York City at age 58.

    • February 22, 1989 "31st Grammy Awards Don't Worry Be Happy, Faith, Tracy Chapman"

    • February 22, 1989 Fins ministry of Public health installs sex vacation to thwart stress

    • February 22, 1989 New York Lotto pays $26.9 million to one winner (#s are 1-5-12-19-44-50)

    • February 22, 1989 The first Spanish commercial on network TV (Pepsi-Cola-CBS Grammy Award)

    • February 22, 1989 "UK physicist Stephen Hawking calls Star Wars a ""deliberate fraud"""

    • February 22, 1989 "US authors demonstrate against Iranian death treats against Salman Rushdee, author of ""Satanic Rituals"""

    • February 22, 1990 "First day India vs New Zealand cricket at Auckland New Zealand 5-78 at lunch, 9-387 stumps"

    • February 22, 1990 "Grain carrier collides with Polish fishing vessel in Vancouver Harbour; spilling 40,000 litres of diesel fuel"

    • February 22, 1991 Actor Bill Bixby (57) weds Laura Michael (32)

    • February 22, 1991 Bush & US Gulf War allies give Iraq 24 hours to begin Kuwait withdrawal

    • February 22, 1991 "Kelli McCarty, 21, (Kansas), crowned 40th Miss USA"

    • February 22, 1992 Barry Diller resigns as CEO of Fox

    • February 22, 1992 "Ed McMahon, 69, weds Pamela Hurn, 37"

    • February 22, 1992 "Rockers Kurt Cobain (Nirvana) & Courtney Love (Hole), wed"

    • February 22, 1993 "Vinod Kambli scores 224 vs England at Bombay, 411 balls, 23 fours"

    • February 22, 1994 Aldrich Ames and his wife are charged by the United States Department of Justice with spying for the Soviet Union.

    • February 22, 1994 Health Canada project finds traces of cigarette smoke compounds in fetal hair; first biochemical proof that even offspring of non-smoking mothers are affected by passive smoke Ladies there is a reason to quit smoking

    • February 22, 1994 Paul Martin tables his first Budget as Finance Minister; wants to cut deficit from $45 to 39 billion; cuts tobacco taxes to curb smuggling; announces four military bases to close.

    • February 22, 1995 Algiers police kill at least 99 prison rioters

    • February 22, 1995 Bloc Quebecois leader Lucien Bouchard returns to the House of Commons where MPs give him a standing ovation; he had lost part of his leg to the so-called flesh-eating disease in late 1993

    • February 22, 1996 Actress Halle Berry files for divorce from David Justice

    • February 22, 1996 "STS 75 (Columbia 19), launches into orbit"

    • February 22, 1997 "In Roslin, Scotland, scientists announce that an adult sheep named Dolly had been successfully cloned."

    • February 22, 1998 """King & I,"" closes at Neil Simon Theater NYC after 781 performances"

    • February 22, 2002 "A MH-47E Chinook helicopter crashes into the ocean near the Philippines, killing all 10 aboard."

    • February 22, 2002 Angolan political and rebel leader Jonas Savimbi is killed in a military ambush.

    • February 22, 2002 UK hist Millennium Bridge over the Thames in London finally opens

    • February 22, 2006 "At least six men stage Britain's biggest robbery ever, stealing 53m Pounds (about $92.5 million or 78 million Euros) from a Securitas depot in Tonbridge, Kent."

    • February 22, 2011 "A magnitude 6.3 earthquake occurred very close to Christchurch, New Zealand causing extensive damage. 65 people confirmed dead."







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