On This Day

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

Events in History

  • 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)
  • 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"
  • 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 revolutionary politician and military leader of UNITA, Jonas Savimbi is killed in a military ambush in the province of Moxico
  • 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 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 Investors Service to AA+; the agency expects growth to "remain sluggish over the next few years"
  • 2014 Matteo Renzi becomes Prime Minister of Italy

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2014 Viktor Yanukovych is ousted as President of Ukraine by the parliament following the Euromaidan revolution

President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych
President of Ukraine
Viktor Yanukovych
  • 2016 10 million people are without water in Delhi after caste protests in Jat sabotage the Munak water canal
  • 2017 Discovery of 7 Earth-sized planets orbiting star Trappist-1 announced in Journal "Nature" - raises possibility of alien life

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2017 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

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2018 Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak stirs up controversy by declaring he prefers quinoa to rice, the national dish

Prime Minister of Malaysia Najib Razak
Prime Minister of Malaysia
Najib Razak
  • 2018 Neanderthals not humans were the first artists on Earth, producing red cave paintings 65,000 years ago in Spain, according to new research published in "Science"
  • 2021 US death toll from COVID-19 passes 500,000, higher than US deaths in World War I, World War II, and the Vietnam War combined
  • 2021 Influential French dance duo Daft Punk announce their split after 28 years

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2021 US President Joe Biden and vice-president Kamala Harris hold a candle-lighting ceremony to mark the 500,000 COVID-19 deaths outside the White House "We must not grow numb to the sorrow"

46th US President, Vice President and Senator Joe Biden
46th US President, Vice President and Senator
Joe Biden
49th US Vice President and Senator Kamala Harris
49th US Vice President and Senator
Kamala Harris

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2021 Wife of drug cartel boss "El Chapo" Emma Coronel Aispuro arrested in the US on drug trafficking charges and conspiring to free her husband from prison


Birthdays in History

  • 1947 John Bryant, American politician (Rep-D-TX, 1983- ), born in Lake Jackson, Texas
  • 1951 Harley O. Staggers Jr., American politician (Rep-D-WV, 1983- ), born in Washington, D.C
  • 1952 James Philip Bagian, American physician & NASA astronaut (STS 29, STS 40), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1952 Bill Frist, American politician, born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1954 Jean-Philippe Vassal, French architect (Lacaton & Vassal, Pritzker Prize 2021), born in Casablanca, Morocco
  • 1959 Jiří Čunek, Czech politician, born in Zlín, Czechia
  • 1962 Lenda Murray, American body builder (4X Ms Olympia), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1963 Pebbles Flintstone, fictional character on "The Flintstones"
  • 1965 Dean Karr, American director & photographer, born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1966 Resha Riggins, Miss Alabama (1990), born in Trussville Alabama
  • 1966 Brian Greig, Australian politician, born in Fremantle, Australia
  • 1968 Shawn Graham, Canadian politician, born in Rexton, Canada
  • 1969 Hans Klok, Dutch illusionist, born in Purmerend, Netherlands
  • 1974 Chris Moyles, English DJ, born in Leeds, United Kingdom
  • 1982 Robert Weiner, Jr., American water polo player, born in Newport Beach, California
  • 1985 Sean Garballey, American politician, born in Arlington, Massachusetts
  • 1989 Alia Sabur, American college educator, born in NYC, New York

Weddings in History


Deaths in History

  • 2017 Fritz Koenig, German sculptor (Sphere at World Trade Center), dies at 92
  • 2017 Eni Faleomavaega, American-Samoan politician (3rd Lieutenant Governor of American Samoa), dies at 73
  • 2021 Lawrence Ferlinghetti, American beat poet (Coney Island of the Mind), dies at 101 [1]