What Happened on February 22, 2013

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 13 Chadian soldiers and 65 Muslim insurgents are killed in conflict in Northern Mali
  • 29 people are killed and 150 are injured by by 3 Syrian army missiles in Aleppo
  • The European Commission forecast for 2013 expects growth of 0.1% across the 27 members of the EU but a contraction of 0.3% in the Eurozone economy
  • The UK's AAA credit rating is downgraded by Moody's to AA+; the agency expects growth to "remain sluggish over the next few years"
  • The UK's credit rating is downgraded from AAA to AA1 by Moody's Investors Service

Famous Deaths

  • Atje Keulen-Deelstra, Dutch speed skater, dies at 74
  • Wolfgang Sawallisch, German conductor and pianist dies aged 89