What Happened on February 22

Significant 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
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February 22 in Film & TV

February 22 in Music

  • 2017 Jay-Z becomes 1st rapper to be inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame alongside Max Martin, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis

February 22 in Sport

  • 1888 “Father of American Golf” John Reid first demonstrates golf on a Yonkers cow pasture to friends

Did You Know?

1st national meeting of Republican Party (Pittsburgh)

On February 22, 1856

Would You Believe?

1st cabs with taxi meters begin operating in London

On February 22, 1907

Famous Weddings

  • 1767 US Defector General Benedict Arnold (26) weds the daughter of the sheriff of New Haven Margaret Mansfield
  • 1941 Future CIA Director William J. Casey (27) weds Sophia Kurz
  • 1949 Future Portuguese President Mário Soares (24) weds actress Maria de Jesus Barroso (24) at the 3rd Conservatory of the Civil Register of Lisbon
  • 1991 Actor Bill Bixby (57) weds Laura Michael (32)
  • 1992 Ed McMahon (69) weds Pamela Hurn (37)

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
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