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What Happened on February 22nd This Day in History

Year Name
2018 A man throws a grenade at the U.S embassy in Podgorica, Montenegro. He dies at the scene from a second explosion, with no one else hurt.
2015 A ferry carrying 100 passengers capsizes in the Padma River, killing 70 people.
2014 President Viktor Yanukovych of Ukraine is impeached by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine by a vote of 328–0, fulfilling a major goal of the Euromaidan rebellion.
2012 A train crash in Buenos Aires, Argentina, kills 51 people and injures 700 others.
2011 New Zealand's second deadliest earthquake strikes Christchurch, killing 185 people.
2011 Bahraini uprising: Tens of thousands of people march in protest against the deaths of seven victims killed by police and army forces during previous protests.
2006 At approximately 6:44 a.m. local Iraqi time, explosions occurred at the al-Askari Shrine in Samara, Iraq. The attack on the shrine, one of the holiest sites in Shia Islam, caused the escalation of sectarian tensions in Iraq into a full-scale civil war.
2006 At least six men stage Britain's biggest robbery, stealing £53m (about $92.5 million or €78 million) from a Securitas depot in Tonbridge, Kent.
2005 The 6.4 Mw  Zarand earthquake shakes the Kerman Province of Iran with a maximum Mercalli intensity of VIII (Severe), leaving 612 people dead and 1,411 injured.
2002 Angolan political and rebel leader Jonas Savimbi is killed in a military ambush.
1997 In Roslin, Midlothian, British scientists announce that an adult sheep named Dolly has been successfully cloned.
1995 The Corona reconnaissance satellite program, in existence from 1959 to 1972, is declassified.
1994 Aldrich Ames and his wife are charged by the United States Department of Justice with spying for the Soviet Union.
1986 Start of the People Power Revolution in the Philippines.
1983 The notorious Broadway flop Moose Murders opens and closes on the same night at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre.
1980 Miracle on Ice: In Lake Placid, New York, the United States hockey team defeats the Soviet Union hockey team 4–3.
1979 Saint Lucia gains independence from the United Kingdom.
1974 The Organisation of the Islamic Conference summit begins in Lahore, Pakistan. Thirty-seven countries attend and twenty-two heads of state and government participate. It also recognizes Bangladesh.
1974 Samuel Byck attempts to hijack an aircraft at Baltimore/Washington International Airport with the intention of crashing it into the White House to assassinate Richard Nixon, but is killed by police.
1973 Cold War: Following President Richard Nixon's visit to the People's Republic of China, the two countries agree to establish liaison offices.
1972 The Official Irish Republican Army detonates a car bomb at Aldershot barracks, killing seven and injuring nineteen others.
1959 Lee Petty wins the first Daytona 500.
1958 Following a plebiscite in both countries the previous day, Egypt and Syria join to form the United Arab Republic.
1957 Ngô Đình Diệm of South Vietnam survives a communist shooting assassination attempt in Buôn Ma Thuột.
1946 The "Long Telegram", proposing how the United States should deal with the Soviet Union, arrives from the US embassy in Moscow.
1944 World War II: American aircraft mistakenly bomb the Dutch towns of Nijmegen, Arnhem, Enschede and Deventer, resulting in 800 dead in Nijmegen alone.
1944 World War II: The Soviet Red Army recaptures Krivoi Rog.
1943 World War II: Members of the White Rose resistance, Sophie Scholl, Hans Scholl, and Christoph Probst are executed in Nazi Germany.
1942 World War II: President Franklin D. Roosevelt orders General Douglas MacArthur out of the Philippines as the Japanese victory becomes inevitable.
1921 After Russian forces under Baron Roman von Ungern-Sternberg drive the Chinese out, the Bogd Khan is reinstalled as the emperor of Mongolia.
1909 The sixteen battleships of the Great White Fleet, led by USS Connecticut, return to the United States after a voyage around the world.
1904 The United Kingdom sells a meteorological station on the South Orkney Islands to Argentina; the islands are subsequently claimed by the United Kingdom in 1908.
1901 San Francisco: Pacific mail steamer sinks in Golden Gate harbor; 128 passengers killed.
1899 Filipino forces led by General Antonio Luna launch counterattacks for the first time against the American forces during the Philippine–American War. The Filipinos fail to regain Manila from the Americans.
1889 President Grover Cleveland signs a bill admitting North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana and Washington as U.S. states.
1881 Cleopatra's Needle, a 3,500-year-old Ancient Egyptian obelisk is erected in Central Park, New York.
1879 In Utica, New York, Frank Woolworth opens the first of many of five-and-dime Woolworth stores.
1872 The Prohibition Party holds its first national convention in Columbus, Ohio, nominating James Black as its presidential nominee.
1862 American Civil War: 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.
1856 The United States Republican Party opens its first national convention in Pittsburgh.
1848 The French Revolution of 1848, which would lead to the establishment of the French Second Republic, begins.
1847 Mexican–American War: The Battle of Buena Vista: Five thousand American troops defeat 15,000 Mexican troops.
1819 By the Adams–Onís Treaty, Spain sells Florida to the United States for five million U.S. dollars.
1797 The last Invasion of Britain begins near Fishguard, Wales.
1744 War of the Austrian Succession: The Battle of Toulon causes several Royal Navy captains to be court-martialed, and the Articles of War to be amended.
1651 St. Peter's Flood: A storm surge floods the Frisian coast, drowning 15,000 people.
1632 Ferdinando II de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, the dedicatee, receives the first printed copy of Galileo's Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems .
1495 King Charles VIII of France enters Naples to claim the city's throne.
1371 Robert II becomes King of Scotland, beginning the Stuart dynasty.
1316 The Battle of Picotin, between Ferdinand of Majorca and the forces of Matilda of Hainaut, ends in victory for Ferdinand.
1076 Having received a letter during the Lenten synod of 14–20 February demanding that he abdicate,[1] Pope Gregory VII excommunicates Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor.
Famous People Born on February 22

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Year Name
1040 Rashi, French rabbi and author (d. 1105)
1897 Karol Świerczewski, Polish general (d. 1947)
1959 Jiří Čunek, Czech politician
1933 Sheila Hancock, English actress and author
1927 Florencio Campomanes, Filipino political scientist and chess player (d. 2010)
1932 Ted Kennedy, American soldier, lawyer, and politician (d. 2009)
1950 Miou-Miou, French actress
1514 Tahmasp I, Iranian shah (d. 1576)
1778 Rembrandt Peale, American painter and curator (d. 1860)
1963 Andrew Adonis, Baron Adonis, English journalist and politician, Secretary of State for Transport
Famous People Deaths On February 22

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Date Name
1875 Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, French painter and illustrator (b. 1796)
1799 Heshen, Chinese politician (b. 1750)
1690 Charles Le Brun, French painter and theorist (b. 1619)
1923 Théophile Delcassé, French politician, French Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1852)
1500 Gerhard VI, German nobleman (b. 1430)
1960 Paul-Émile Borduas, Canadian-French painter and critic (b. 1905)
1999 William Bronk, American poet and academic (b. 1918)
1731 Frederik Ruysch, Dutch physician and anatomist (b. 1638)
2014 Charlotte Dawson, New Zealand–Australian television host (b. 1966)
1995 Ed Flanders, American actor (b. 1934)