What happened this day in history February 22

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, 1,613,952,000 seconds 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

  • 1495
    King Charles VIII of France enters Naples to claim the city’s throne.
  • 1797
    The Last Invasion of Britain begins near Fishguard, Wales.
  • 1943
    World War II: Members of White Rose are executed in Nazi Germany.
  • 1957
    Ngo Dinh Diem of South Vietnam survives a communist shooting assassination attempt in Ban Me Thuot.
  • 1958
    Egypt and Syria join to form the United Arab Republic.
  • 1959
    Lee Petty wins the first Daytona 500.
  • 1979
    Independence of Saint Lucia from the United Kingdom.
  • 1983
    The notorious Broadway flop Moose Murders opens and closes on the same night at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre.
  • 1986
    Start of the People Power Revolution in the Philippines.
  • 1994
    Aldrich Ames and his wife are charged by the United States Department of Justice with spying for the Soviet Union.

Who were born on February 22?

  • 1888
    Owen Brewster, American politician (d. 1961)
  • 1898
    Thillaiaadi Valliammai, a Tamil satyagrahi from South Africa (d. 1914)
  • 1922
    Apostolos Santas, Greek resistance veteran
  • 1928
    Paul Dooley, American actor
  • 1934
    Sparky Anderson, American baseball manager (d. 2010)
  • 1944
    Jonathan Demme, American director
  • 1945
    Leslie Charleson, American actress
  • 1968
    Bradley Nowell, American musician (d. 1996)
  • 1978
    Jenny Frost, British singer/presenter/model/DJ (Atomic Kitten)
  • 1985
    Larissa Riquelme, Paraguayan model

Who died on February 22?

  • 1888
    Anna Kingsford, English doctor, seer and women’s rights campaigner (b. 1846)
  • 1945
    Osip Brik, Russian writer (b. 1888)
  • 1961
    Nick LaRocca, American jazz musician (b. 1889)
  • 1968
    Peter Arno, American cartoonist (b. 1904)
  • 1974
    Samuel Byck, American attempted assassin of Richard Nixon (b. 1930)
  • 1976
    Florence Ballard, American singer (The Supremes) (b. 1943)
  • 1981
    Michael Maltese, American screenwriter (b. 1908)
  • 1998
    Abraham Ribicoff, American politician (b. 1910)
  • 2000
    Fernando Buesa, Spanish politician (b. 1946)
  • 2007
    Samuel Hinga Norman, Sierra Leonean alleged war criminal (b. 1940)

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