Historical Events on 22nd February

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896 - Pope Formosa crowned king Arnulf of Karinthie/French emperor
1071 - Battle of Cassel; Robert I the Frisian defeats Arnulf III/I
1281 - Simon de Brion elected Pope Martinus IV
1288 - Girolamo Masci elected Pope Nicolas IV
1300 - Pope Boniface VIII delegates degree
1349 - Jews are expelled from Zurich, Switzerland
1495 - French King Charles VIII enters Naples to claim crown
1561 - William of Orange appointed viceroy of Burgundy/Charolais
1630 - Indians introduce pilgrims to popcorn, at Thanksgiving
1632 - Galileo's Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems is published.
1656 - New Amsterdam granted a Jewish burial site
1744 - Battle of Toulon or Battle of Cape Sicié: British vs. French & Spanish fleet
1746 - French troops conquer Brussels
1746 - Jakobijnse troops vacate Aberdeen
1774 - British House of Lords rules authors do not have perpetual copyright
1775 - 1st US joint stock company (to make cloth) offers shares at 10 cents
Astronomer & Physicist Galileo GalileiAstronomer & Physicist Galileo Galilei 1775 - Jews expelled from outskirts of Warsaw Poland
1784 - 1st US ship to trade with China, "Empress of China", sails from NY
1797 - The Last Invasion of Britain by the French, begins near Fishguard, Wales.
1819 - Spain renounces claims to Oregon Country, Florida (Adams-Onís Treaty)
1821 - Spain sells (east) Florida to United States for $5 million
1825 - Russia & Britain establish Alaska-Canada boundary
1828 - Russia & Persia sign Peace of Turkmantsjai
1835 - HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin leave Valdivia Chile
1836 - Dutch garrison evacuates fort Du Bus New Guinea
1847 - Battle of Buena Vista: US troops beat Mexican army
1854 - 1st meeting of Republican Party (Michigan)
1856 - 1st national meeting of Republican Party (Pittsburgh)
1858 - Dion Boucicault's "Jessie Brown" premieres in NYC
Naturalist Charles DarwinNaturalist Charles Darwin 1860 - Organized baseball played in SF for 1st time
1860 - Shoe-making workers of Lynn, Ms, strike successfully for higher wages
1861 - On a bet Edward Weston leaves Boston to walk to Lincoln's inauguration
1864 - -27] Battle at Dalton Georgia
1864 - 2nd/last day of Battle of Okolona, MS
1864 - Skirmish at Calfkiller Creek (Battle of Dug Hill), Tennessee
1865 - Battle of Wilmington, NC (Fort Anderson) occupied by Federals
1865 - Tennessee adopts a new constitution abolishing slavery
1872 - 1st national convention of Prohibition Party (Columbus Ohio)
1876 - Johns Hopkins University opens
1878 - Greenback Labor Party forms (Toledo Ohio)
1879 - 1st 5 cent & 10 cent store opened by Frank W Woolworth (Utica NY)
1882 - With 120 miles James Saunders wins NYC's 24 hour race & $100 prize
1882 - The Serbian kingdom is refounded.
1887 - Union Labor Party organized in Cincinnati
1888 - John Reid of Scotland demonstrates golf to Americans (Yonkers NY)
1889 - US President Cleveland signs bill to admit Dakotas, Montana & Washington state to the union
Writer/Poet Oscar WildeWriter/Poet Oscar Wilde 1892 - "Lady Windermere's Fan" by Oscar Wilde premieres at St James Theatre, London
1892 - Manitoba Rugby Football Union forms
1893 - 1st Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 32-22 in Birmingham
1898 - Black postmaster lynched, his wife & 3 daughters shot in Lake City SC
1900 - Battle at Wynne's Hill, South-Africa (Boers vs British army)
1900 - Hawaii became a US territory
1903 - Due to drought the US side of Niagara Falls runs short of water
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.
1904 - The Hague Tribunal gives its decision in claims against Venezuela; it sets the sum to be paid by Venezuela and gives preferential treatment to the three powers that initiated the block - Britain, Germany, and Italy
1906 - Black evangelist William J Seymour arrives in LA Calif
1907 - 1st cabs with taxi meters begin operating in London
1907 - Leonid N Andreyev's "Zhizn Cheloveka" premieres in St Petersburg
1909 - Great White Fleet, 1st US fleet to circle the globe, returns to Va
1911 - The Canadian Parliament resolves to maintain union with the British Empire, while controlling domestic fiscal affairs
1912 - J Vedrines makes 1st airplane flight over 100 mph-161.29 kph
1913 - Lowell HS, SF opens (on its 1st campus)
1915 - Germany begins "unrestricted" submarine war
1916 - The House-Grey Memorandum, drafted by US and Britain, states: 'Should the Allies accept [the American idea of a conference to end the war] and should Germany refuse it, the United States would "probably" enter the war against Germany'
1917 - German Navy torpedoes 7 Dutch ships
1917 - [NS Mar 7] Russian February Revolution begins with strike at Putilov factory in Petrograd
1918 - Germany claims Baltic states, Finland & Ukraine from Russia
1920 - 1st artificial rabbit used at a dog race track (Emeryville, California)
1922 - Congress authorizes Grant Memorial $1 gold coin
1923 - 1st successful chinchilla farm in US (Los Angeles California)
1923 - Transcontinental airmail service begins
1927 - ARC soccer team forms in Alphen on the Rhine
1927 - Baruch Spinosa's house of mourning opened as a museum
1928 - 1st solo England to Australia flight lands (Bert Hinkler)
1932 - Purple Heart award reinstituted
Actor Clark GableActor Clark Gable 1934 - "It Happened One Night" directed by Frank Capra and starring Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert opens at NY's Radio City Music Hall (Outstanding Production 1935)
1935 - Airplanes are no longer permitted to fly over the White House
1936 - Construction on Ypenburg Neth airport begins
1939 - Netherlands recognizes Franco regime in Spain
1940 - Finnish troops vacate Koivisto island
1940 - German air force sinks 2 German destroyers, killing 578
1941 - Arthur "Bomber" Harris becomes British Air Marshal
1941 - German assault on El Agheila Libya
1941 - IG Farben decides building Buna-Werke in Auschwitz Concentration Camp
1941 - Nazi SS begin rounding up Jews of Amsterdam
1941 - Paul Creston's 1st Symphony premieres
Spanish Dictator and General Francisco FrancoSpanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco 1941 - Roy Harris' "Ballad of a Railroad Man" premieres
1942 - World War II: President Franklin Roosevelt orders General Douglas MacArthur out of the Philippines as American defenses collapse
1943 - Members of White Rose are executed in Nazi Germany.
1944 - US 8th Air Force bombs Enschede, Arnhem & Nijmegen by mistake/800+ die
1945 - Arab League forms (Cairo)
1945 - British troops take Ramree Island, Burma
1945 - Canadian 3rd Division occupies Moyland
1948 - Arabs bomb attack in Jerusalem, 50 die
1950 - Brockway & Weinstock publish "Men of Music" (rev ed)
1951 - 4th British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): "All About Eve" Best Film
1955 - British aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal sets sail
1956 - 1st English soccer match at Kunstlicht: Portsmouth vs Newcastle United
WW2 General Douglas MacArthurWW2 General Douglas MacArthur 1957 - Jockey Ted Atkinson, 3,500th win
1957 - Walter O'Malley says Dodgers may play 10 exhibitions in California in 1958
1958 - "Portotino" closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 3 performances
1958 - Australian swimmer Jon Konrads sets 6 world records in 2 days
1958 - Egypt & Syria form United Arab Republic (UAR)
1958 - Indonesian air force bombs Padang, Sumatra/Menado, Celebes
1958 - 15th Golden Globes: The Bridge on the River Kwai, Alec Guinness, & Joanne Woodward win
1959 - 1st Daytona 500: Lee Petty wins (135.521 MPH)
1962 - Wilt Chamberlain sets NBA record with 34 free throw attempts
1963 - Beatles begin their own music publishing company (Northern Songs)
1964 - Beatles arrive back in England after their 1st US visit
1965 - USSR launches Kosmos 57 into earth orbit (Voskhod Test)
NBA Legend Wilt ChamberlainNBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain 1966 - Soviets launch Kosmos 110 with Veterok & Ugolek, 1st 2-dog crew
1967 - Barbara Garson's "MacBird" premieres in NYC
1967 - Sling-shot goal post & 6' wide border around field are standard in NFL
1967 - 25,000 US & South Vietnamese troops launch Operation Junction City against Viet Cong. Largest US airborne assult since WWII
1968 - Rock group Genesis release their 1st record "Silent Sun"
1969 - Barbara Jo Rubin becomes 1st female jockey to win at a major US track
1970 - "Charles Aznavour" closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 23 perfs
1970 - 12th Daytona 500: Pete Hamilton wins (149.601 MPH)
1971 - Lt Gen Hafiz al-Assad becomes President of Syria
1972 - Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani becomes Amir & Prime Minister of Qatar
1972 - President Nixon, meets with Chinese Premier Chou En-Lai in Beijing
1972 - Aldershot bombing: seven people killed by an Official IRA car bomb at Aldershot Barracks in England; thought to be in retaliation for Bloody Sunday
1972 - The Official Irish Republican Army explodes a bomb at Aldershot military barracks, the headquarters of the Parachute Regiment, killing seven people
1973 - US & China agree to establish liaison offices in Beijing & Wash DC
1974 - Ethiopian police shoot at demonstrators
LPGA Golfer Kathy WhitworthLPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth 1976 - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Bent Tree Golf Classic
1978 - 2 tankers with propane gas explode killing 15 at Waverly, Tenn
1978 - 28th Berlin International Film Festival: "Las truchas" and "What Max Said" win the Golden Bear (tie)
1979 - Billy Martin named manager of Oakland A's
1979 - Cleveland Metroparks Zoo's Primate & Cat Building is dedicated
1979 - St Lucia gains independence from Britain
1980 - Afghanistan declares martial law
1980 - USA beats USSR in Olympic hockey 4-3, referred to as "Miracle on Ice". USA captain Mike Eruzione scores winning goal in 3rd period
1981 - Amy Alcott wins LPGA Bent Tree Ladies Golf Classic
1982 - NYC Mayor Koch announces he will run for NY governor (unsuccessful)
1983 - Harold Washington wins Chicago's Democratic mayoral primary
Ice Hockey Player Mike EruzioneIce Hockey Player Mike Eruzione 1983 - Hindus kill 3000 Muslims in Assam, India
1983 - Vladimir Salnikov (USSR) sets 1500m free style swimming record
1984 - Brothers Anton & Peter Stastny score 8 pts each for NHL Quebec
1986 - Start of the People Power Revolution in the Philippines.
1987 - Bruno Marie-Rose runs world record 200m indoor (20.36 sec)
1988 - Bonnie Blair skates world record 500m (39.10 sec)
1989 - Finish ministry of Public health installs sex vacation to thwart stress
1989 - NY Lotto pays $26.9 million to one winner (#s are 1-5-12-19-44-50)
1989 - UK physicist Stephen Hawking calls Star Wars a "deliberate fraud"
1989 - US authors demonstrate against Iranian death treats against Salman Rushdee, author of "The Satanic Verses"
1989 - 31st Grammy Awards: Don't Worry Be Happy, Faith, Tracy Chapman
1989 - 1st Spanish commercial on network TV (Pepsi-Cola-CBS Grammy Award)
1990 - 1st day India v NZ cricket at Auckland NZ 5-78 at lunch, 9-387 stumps
Physicist Stephen HawkingPhysicist Stephen Hawking 1991 - Bush & US Gulf War allies give Iraq 24 hrs to begin Kuwait withdrawal
1991 - Kelli McCarty, 21, (Kansas), crowned 40th Miss USA
1991 - Test Cricket debut of Sanath Jayasuriya, vs NZ at Hamilton
1992 - "Park Your Car in Harvard Yard" closes at Music Box NYC
1992 - Barry Diller resigns as CEO of Fox
1992 - Lisa Walters wins LPGA Itoki Hawaiian Ladies Open Golf Tournament
1993 - Vinod Kambli scores 224 v England at Bombay, 411 balls, 23 fours
1994 - "Les Miserables" opens at Chunichi Theatre, Nagoya
1995 - Algiers police kill at least 99 prison rioters
1995 - Steve Fossett completes 1st air balloon over Pacific Ocean (9600 km)
1996 - "Bus Stop" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 29 performances
1996 - STS 75 (Columbia 19), launches into orbit
1997 - Annika Sorenstam wins LPGA Cup Noodles Hawaiian Ladies Open
Sheep Dolly the SheepSheep Dolly the Sheep 1997 - Dolly the Sheep, world's first cloned mamual (from an adult cell) existence announced by the Roslin Institute in Scotland
1998 - "King & I," closes at Neil Simon Theater NYC after 781 performances
1998 - 18th Winter Olympic games close at Nagano Japan
2002 - Angolan political and rebel leader Jonas Savimbi is killed in a military ambush.
2005 - 19th Soap Opera Digest Awards - General Hospital wins
2006 - At least six men stage Britain's biggest robbery ever, stealing £53m (about $92.5 million or 78€ million) from a Securitas depot in Tonbridge, Kent.
2009 - 81st Academy Awards - "Slumdog Millionaire", Sean Penn & Kate Winslet win
2009 - Heath Ledger, posthumously, wins Academy Award, Best Supporting Actor, for his performance as the Joker in "The Dark Knight"
Actor Heath LedgerActor Heath Ledger 2010 - Taiwan's economy exits from the recession with 9.22% growth in the last quarter of 2009 after increased demand from China and other key markets in the region
2011 - An earthquake measuring 6.3 in magnitude strikes Christchurch, New Zealand, killing 181 people
2012 - Train crash in Buenos Aires, Argentina, kills 50 and injures hundreds
2013 - 29 people are killed and 150 are injured by by 3 Syrian army missiles in Aleppo
2013 - 13 Chadian soldiers and 65 Muslim insurgents are killed in conflict in Northern Mali
2013 - The UK's credit rating is downgraded from AAA to AA1 by Moody's Investors Service
2013 - 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
2013 - 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"
2014 - Matteo Renzi becomes Prime Minister of Italy
2014 - Marit Bjørgen of Norway becomes the most successful female Winter Olympian with 10 medals
2014 - Protests in Kiev, Ukraine, occupy the office of President Yanukovich
2014 - 45th NAACP Image Awards: "12 Years a Slave" wins Outstanding Motion Picture
Actress Julianne MooreActress Julianne Moore 2015 - 87th Academy Awards: "Birdman" Best Film and Director (Alejandro González Iñárritu), Eddie Redmayne and Julianne Moore - Best Actor and Actress
2015 - 57th Daytona 500: Joey Logano wins (148.379 MPH)

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