What Happened on February 22, 2017

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Discovery of 7 Earth-sized planets orbiting star Trappist-1 announced in Journal "Nature" - raises possibility of alien life

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Jay-Z becomes 1st rapper to be inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame alongside Max Martin, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis

Rapper & Record Producer Jay-Z
Rapper & Record Producer
Jay-Z

Event of interestEvent of Interest

US President Donald Trump overturns Obama directive on Transgender rights to use toilets

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama

Famous Deaths

  • Ed Garvey, American labor leader (NFL Players Association), dies at 76
  • Fritz Koenig, German sculptor (Sphere at World Trade Center), dies at 92
  • John McCormack, Canadian ice hockey player, dies at 91