On This Day

What Happened on February 22, 1797

Historical Events


Battle of InterestLast Invasion of Britain

The Last Invasion of Britain, launched by the French during the Revolutionary Wars, begins near Fishguard, Wales

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French troops surrendering to British forces at Goodwick Sands near Fishguard in Wales. Drawing by James Baker.
French troops surrendering to British forces at Goodwick Sands near Fishguard in Wales. Drawing by James Baker.
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Famous Birthdays

  • William I, Berlin, King of Prussia (1861-88)/German Emperor (1871-88)

Famous Deaths

  • Karl Friedrich Hieronymus Freiherr von M√ľnchhausen, German officer and adventurer (b. 1720)
1797 Highlights

About February 22, 1797

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 223 years, 9 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Pisces