What are the important events that happened on February 22? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.
February 22: Facts & Myths About This Day
February 22 is the 53rd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 312 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is February 9, 2021 – a Monday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 26,899,200 minutes has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.
Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘pentacontatrigon’ day.
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Pisces is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Amethyst is the modern birthstone for this month. Bloodstone is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 344 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.
The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 2,985 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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February 22 Historical Events
By the Adams-Onís Treaty, Spain sells Florida to the United States for five million U.S. dollars.
Washington University in St. Louis is founded as Eliot Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri.
In Utica, New York, Frank Woolworth opens the first of many of 5 and dime Woolworth stores.
The sixteen battleships of the Great White Fleet, led by USS Connecticut, return to the United States after a voyage around the world.
U.S. President Calvin Coolidge becomes the first President to deliver a radio broadcast from the White House.
World War II: American aircraft mistakenly bomb the Dutch towns of Nijmegen, Arnhem, Enschede and Deventer, resulting in 800 dead in Nijmegen alone.
Communist revolution in Czechoslovakia.
Samuel Byck tries and fails to assassinate U.S. President Richard Nixon.
Aldrich Ames and his wife are charged by the United States Department of Justice with spying for the Soviet Union.
Angolan political and rebel leader Jonas Savimbi is killed in a military ambush.
Who were born on February 22?
Nikolay Yakovlevich Sonin, Russian mathematician (d. 1915)
Henry Reed, English poet (d. 1986)
Paul Dooley, American actor
Bobby Smith, English footballer
Judy Cornwell, English actress
Leslie Charleson, American actress
Maurizio De Angelis, Italian musician
Devon Malcolm, English Cricketer
Kang Sung Hoon, South Korean singer (Sechs Kies)
Alia Sabur, American college educator
Who died on February 22?
Henry, Duke of Cornwall, son of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon
Amerigo Vespucci, Italian merchant and explorer (b. 1454)
Ferdinand de Saussure, Swiss linguist (b. 1857)
Stefan Zweig, Austrian writer (b. 1881)
Sophie Scholl, German resistance fighter (b. 1921)
Salvador Espriu, Spanish poet (b. 1913)
Menno Oosting, Dutch tennis player (b. 1964)
Fernando Buesa, Spanish politician (b. 1946)
Les Medley, English footballer (b.1920)
Nicholas Courtney, British actor (b. 1929)
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