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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 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.
1984 President of Bangladesh, H M Ershad upgraded South Sylhet's sub-division status to a district and renamed it back to Moulvibazar.
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.
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 Egypt and Syria join to form the United Arab Republic.
1957 Ngô Đình Diỿm of South Vietnam survives a communist shooting assassination attempt in Buôn Ma Thuỿt.
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.
1924 U.S. President Calvin Coolidge becomes the first President to deliver a radio address from the White House.
1921 After Russian forces under Baron Roman von Ungern-Sternberg drive the Chinese out, the Bogd Khan is reinstalled as the emperor of Mongolia.
1915 World War I: The Imperial German Navy institutes unrestricted submarine warfare.
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.
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.
1878 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 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.
1855 The Pennsylvania State University is founded in State College, Pennsylvania (as the Farmers' High School of Pennsylvania).
1853 Washington University in St. Louis is founded as Eliot Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri.
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.
1821 Greek War of Independence: Alexander Ypsilantis crosses the Prut river at Sculeni into the Danubian Principalities.
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.
705 Empress Wu Zetian abdicates the throne, restoring the Tang dynasty.
Famous People Born on February 22

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Year Name
1882 Eric Gill, English sculptor and illustrator (d. 1940)
1960 Thomas Galbraith, 2nd Baron Strathclyde, Scottish politician, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
1974 James Blunt, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
1926 Kenneth Williams, English actor and screenwriter (d. 1988)
1925 Edward Gorey, American illustrator and poet (d. 2000)
1817 Carl Wilhelm Borchardt, German mathematician and academic (d. 1880)
1955 Tim Young, Canadian ice hockey player
1944 Jonathan Demme, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2017)
1778 Rembrandt Peale, American painter and curator (d. 1860)
1928 Texas Johnny Brown, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2013)
Famous People Deaths On February 22

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Date Name
1452 William Douglas, 8th Earl of Douglas (b. 1425)
2019 Brody Stevens, American comedian and actor (b. 1970)
1976 Florence Ballard, American singer (b. 1943)
1888 Anna Kingsford, English physician and activist (b. 1846)
1958 Abul Kalam Azad, Indian scholar and politician, Indian Minister of Education (b. 1888)
1512 Amerigo Vespucci, Italian cartographer and explorer (b. 1454)
1913 Francisco I. Madero, Mexican president and author (b. 1873)
2014 Trebor Jay Tichenor, American pianist and composer (b. 1940)
1965 Felix Frankfurter, Austrian-American lawyer and jurist (b. 1882)
2005 Simone Simon, French actress (b. 1910)