On This Day in History for February 22 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 138 of 138

  • 1974 Ethiopian police shoot at demonstrators
  • 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
  • 1982 NYC Mayor Koch announces he will run for NY governor (unsuccessful)
  • 1983 Harold Washington wins Chicago's Democratic mayoral primary
  • 1983 Hindus kill 3000 Muslims in Assam, India
  • 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 US authors demonstrate against Iranian death threats against Salman Rushdee, author of "The Satanic Verses"
  • 1991 Bush & US Gulf War allies give Iraq 24 hrs to begin Kuwait withdrawal
  • 1992 Barry Diller resigns as CEO of Fox
  • 1993 Vinod Kambli scores 224 v England at Bombay, 411 balls, 23 fours
  • 1995 Algiers police kill at least 99 prison rioters
  • 1995 Steve Fossett completes 1st air balloon over Pacific Ocean (9600 km)
  • 1996 STS 75 (Columbia 19), launches into orbit

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1997 Dolly the Sheep, world's first cloned mammal (from an adult cell) is announced by the Roslin Institute in Scotland

  • 2002 Angolan political and rebel leader Jonas Savimbi is killed in a military ambush.
  • 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.
  • 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 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
  • 2015 57th Daytona 500: Joey Logano wins (148.379 MPH)
  • 2016 10 million people are without water in Delhi after caste protests in Jat sabotage the Munak water canal

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 101 - 118 of 118

  • 1947 John Bryant, (Rep-D-TX, 1983- )
  • 1951 Harley O Staggers Jr, (Rep-D-WV, 1983- )
  • 1952 James Philip Bagian, MDPE/astronaut (STS 29, STS 40), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1952 Bill Frist, American politician
  • 1959 Jiří Čunek, Czech politician
  • 1962 Lenda Murray, body builder (4X Ms Olympia), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1962 Les Wallace, Scottish darts player
  • 1963 Pebbles Flintstone, fictional character on "The Flintstones"
  • 1965 Dean Karr, American director and photographer
  • 1966 Resha Riggins, Miss Alabama (1990), born in Trussville Alabama
  • 1966 Brian Greig, Australian politician
  • 1968 Shawn Graham, Canadian politician
  • 1969 Hans Klok, Dutch illusionist
  • 1974 Chris Moyles, English DJ
  • 1982 Robert Weiner, Jr., American water polo player
  • 1984 Venetian Princess Internet (You tube) Star (Real Name: Jodie-Amy Rivera)
  • 1985 Sean Garballey, American politician
  • 1989 Alia Sabur, American college educator

Weddings in History


Deaths in History