On This Day for 22nd February

Historical Events

  • 1632 Galileo's Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems is published.
  • 1774 British House of Lords rules authors do not have perpetual copyright
  • 1797 The Last Invasion of Britain by the French, begins near Fishguard, Wales.
  • 1825 Russia & Britain establish Alaska-Canada boundary
  • 1967 25,000 US & South Vietnamese troops launch Operation Junction City against Viet Cong. Largest US airborne assult since WWII

Did You Know?

1st national meeting of Republican Party (Pittsburgh)

On February 22nd, 1856

Famous Weddings

Famous Divorces

  • 1996 Actress Halle Berry files for divorce from David Justice
  • 2008 "Baywatch" actress Pamela Anderson (40) divorces Rick Salomon (39) due to irreconcilable differences only 2 months after getting married