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February 22 - Today in History
By Staff
Feb 22, 2014 - 12:00:00 AM

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0606 - Sabinian, Italian Pope (604-06), dies
0896 - Pope Formosa crowned king Arnulf of Karinthie/French emperor
1071 - Battle of Cassel-Robert I the Frisian defeats Arnulf III/I
1281 - Simon de Brion elected Pope Martinus IV
1288 - Girolamo Masci elected Pope Nicolas IV
1300 - Pope Boniface VIII delegates degree
1349 - Jews are expelled from Zurich Switzerland
1371 - David II Bruce, King of Scotland (1331-71), dies at 46
1495 - French King Charles VIII enters Naples to claim crown
1561 - William of Orange appointed viceroy of Burgundy/Charolais
1630 - Indians introduce pilgrims to popcorn, at Thanksgiving
1656 - New Amsterdam granted a Jewish burial site
1744 - Battle at Toulon: English-French & Spanish fleet
1746 - French troops conquer Brussels
1746 - Jakobijnse troops vacate Aberdeen
1770 - Christopher Snider, 12, Boston, becomes 1st martyr of US Revolution
1774 - English House of Lords rules authors do not have perpetual copyright
1775 - 1st US joint stock company (to make cloth) offers shares at 10-cents
1775 - Jews expelled from outskirts of Warsaw Poland
1784 - 1st US ship to trade with China, "Empress of China," sails from NY
1819 - Spain renounces claims to Oregon Country, Florida (Adams-On�s Treaty)
1821 - Spain sells (east) Florida to United States for $5 million
1825 - Russia & Britain establish Alaska-Canada boundary
1828 - Russia & Persia sign Peace of Turkmantsjai
1835 - HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin leave Valdivia Chile
1836 - Dutch garrison evacuates fort Du Bus New Guinea
1847 - Battle of Buena Vista: US troops beat Mexican army
1854 - 1st meeting of Republican Party (Michigan)
1856 - 1st national meeting of Republican Party (Pittsburgh)
1860 - Organized baseball played in SF for 1st time
1860 - Shoe-making workers of Lynn Ms, strike successfully for higher wages
1861 - On a bet Edward Weston leaves Boston to walk to Lincoln's inauguration
1864 - -27] Battle at Dalton Georgia
1864 - 2nd/last day of Battle of Okolona, Mississippi
1864 - Skirmish at Calfkiller Creek (Sparta) Tennessee
1865 - Battle of Wilmington, NC (Fort Anderson) occupied by Federals
1865 - Tennessee adopts a new constitution abolishing slavery
1872 - 1st national convention of Prohibition Party (Columbus Ohio)
1876 - Johns Hopkins University opens
1878 - Greenback Labor Party forms (Toledo Ohio)
1879 - 1st 5&10-cent store opened by Frank W Woolworth (Utica NY)
1882 - With 120 miles James Saunders wins NYC's 24 hour race & $100 prize
1887 - Union Labor Party organized in Cincinnati
1888 - John Reid of Scotland demonstrates golf to Americans (Yonkers NY)
1889 - Dakotas, Montana & Washington admitted to union
1889 - President Cleveland signs bill to admit Dakotas, Montana & Washington state
1892 - Manitoba Rugby Football Union forms
1898 - Black postmaster lynched, his wife & 3 daughters shot in Lake City, South Carolina
1900 - Battle at Wynne's Hill, South-Africa (Boers vs British army)
1900 - Hawaii became a US territory
1903 - Due to drought the US side of Niagara Falls runs short of water
1906 - Black evangelist William J Seymour arrives in Los Angeles, California
1907 - 1st cabs with taxi meters begin operating in London
1909 - Great White Fleet, 1st US fleet to circle the globe, returns to Virginia
1912 - J Vedrines makes 1st airplane flight over 100 mph-161.29 kph
1915 - Germany begins "unrestricted" submarine war
1917 - German Navy torpedoes 7 Dutch ships
1918 - Germany claims Baltic states, Finland & Ukraine from Russia
1920 - 1st artificial rabbit used at a dog race track (Emeryville, California)
1922 - Congress authorizes Grant Memorial $1 gold coin
1923 - 1st successful chinchilla farm in US (Los Angeles, California)
1923 - Transcontinental airmail service begins
1924 - 1st presidential radio address (Calvin Coolidge)
1927 - ARC soccer team forms in Alphen on the Rhine
1927 - Baruch Spinosa's house of mourning opened as a museum
1928 - 1st solo England to Australia flight lands (Bert Hinkler)
1932 - Purple Heart award reinstituted
1933 - Goering forms SA/SS-police, shoots 40-50
1935 - Airplanes are no longer permitted to fly over the White House
1936 - Construction on Ypenburg Neth airport begins
1939 - Netherlands recognizes Franco-regime in Spain
1940 - Finnish troops vacate Koivisto island
1940 - German air force sinks 2 German destroyers, killing 578
1941 - Arthur T "Bomber" Harris becomes British Air Marshal
1941 - German assault on El Agheila Libya
1941 - IG Farben decides building Buna-Werke in Auschwitz Concentration Camp
1941 - Nazi SS begin rounding up Jews of Amsterdam
1944 - US 8th Air Force bombs Enschede, Arnhem & Nijmegen by mistake/800+ die
1945 - Arab League froms (Cairo)
1945 - British troops take Ramree Island, Burma
1945 - Canadian 3rd Division occupies Moyland
1948 - Arabs bomb attack in Jerusalem, 50 die
1955 - British aircraft carrier Ark Royal sets sail
1956 - 1st British soccer match at Kunstlicht: Portsmouth vs Newcastle United
1956 - Elvis Presley's 1st hit in Billboard's top 10: "Heartbreak Hotel"
1957 - Jockey Ted Atkinson, 3,500th win
1957 - Walter O'Malley says Dodgers may play 10 exhibitions in California in 1958
1958 - Australian swimmer Jon Konrads sets 6 world records in 2 days
1958 - Egypt & Syria form United Arab Republic (UAR)
1958 - Indonesian air force bombs Padang, Sumatra/Menado, Celebes
1959 - 1st Daytona 500 auto race-Lee Petty wins (135.521 MPH)
1962 - Wilt Chamberlain sets NBA record with 34 free throw attempts
1963 - Beatles begin their own music publishing company (Northern Songs)
1964 - Beatles arrive back in England after their 1st US visit
1965 - USSR launches Kosmos 57 into earth orbit (Voskhod Test)
1966 - Soviets launch Kosmos 110 with Veterok & Ugolek, 1st 2-dog crew
1967 - Sling-shot goal post & 6' wide border around field are standard in NFL
1967 - 25,000 US & S Vietnamese troops launched Operation Junction City, offensive to smash VietCong stronghold near Cambodian border
1968 - Rock group Genesis release their 1st record "Silent Sun"
1969 - Barbara Jo Rubin becomes 1st female jockey to win at a major US track
1971 - Lieutenant General Hafiz al-Assad becomes President of Syria
1972 - Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani becomes Amir & Prime Minister of Qatar
1972 - President Nixon, meets with Chinese Premier Chou En-Lai in Beijing
1973 - US & China agree to establish liaison offices in Beijing & Washington, DC
1974 - Ethiopian police shoot at demonstrators
1976 - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Bent Tree Golf Classic
1978 - 2 tankers with propane gas explode killing 15 at Waverly, Tennessee
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
1980 - USA beats USSR in Olympic hockey 4-3 en route to a gold medal
1981 - Amy Alcott wins LPGA Bent Tree Ladies Golf Classic
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 Moslems in Assam, India
1983 - Vladimir Salnikov (USSR) sets 1500m free style swimming record
1984 - Brothers Anton & Peter Stastny score 8 pts each for NHL Quebec
1987 - Andy Warhol, pop artist, dies of a heart attack at 58
1987 - David Susskind, TV host (Open End, David Susskind Show), dies at 66
1987 - Bruno Marie-Rose runs world record 200m indoor (20.36 sec)
1988 - Bonnie Blair skates world record 500m (39.10 sec)
1989 - Finnish 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 - UK physicist Stephen Hawking calls Star Wars a "deliberate fraud"
1989 - US authors demonstrate against Iranian death treats against Salman Rushdee, author of "Satanic Rituals"
1989 - 31st Grammy Awards: Don't Worry Be Happy, Faith, Tracy Chapman
1989 - 1st Spanish commercial on network TV (Pepsi-Cola-CBS Grammy Award)
1991 - Actor Bill Bixby (57) weds Laura Michael (32)
1991 - Bush & US Gulf War allies give Iraq 24 hrs to begin Kuwait withdrawal
1991 - Kelli McCarty, 21, (Kansas), crowned 40th Miss USA
1992 - Barry Diller resigns as CEO of Fox
1992 - Ed McMahon, 69, weds Pamela Hurn, 37
1992 - Lisa Walters wins LPGA Itoki Hawaiian Ladies Open Golf Tournament
1992 - Rockers Kurt Corbin (Nirvana) & Courtney Love (Hole), wed
1995 - Algiers police kill at least 99 prison rioters
1995 - Steve Fossett completes 1st air balloon over Pacific Ocean (9600 km)
1996 - Actress Halle Berry files for divorce from David Justice
1996 - STS 75 (Columbia 19), launches into orbit
1997 - Annika Sorenstam wins LPGA Cup Noodles Hawaiian Ladies Open
1998 - Sandy Hume, correspondent (Fox News), commits suicide at 28

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