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
King Charles VIII of France enters Naples to claim the city’s throne.
The Last Invasion of Britain begins near Fishguard, Wales.
World War II: Members of White Rose are executed in Nazi Germany.
Ngo Dinh Diem of South Vietnam survives a communist shooting assassination attempt in Ban Me Thuot.
Egypt and Syria join to form the United Arab Republic.
Lee Petty wins the first Daytona 500.
Independence of Saint Lucia from the United Kingdom.
The notorious Broadway flop Moose Murders opens and closes on the same night at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre.
Start of the People Power Revolution in the Philippines.
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?
Owen Brewster, American politician (d. 1961)
Thillaiaadi Valliammai, a Tamil satyagrahi from South Africa (d. 1914)
Apostolos Santas, Greek resistance veteran
Paul Dooley, American actor
Sparky Anderson, American baseball manager (d. 2010)
Jonathan Demme, American director
Leslie Charleson, American actress
Bradley Nowell, American musician (d. 1996)
Jenny Frost, British singer/presenter/model/DJ (Atomic Kitten)
Larissa Riquelme, Paraguayan model
Who died on February 22?
Anna Kingsford, English doctor, seer and women’s rights campaigner (b. 1846)
Osip Brik, Russian writer (b. 1888)
Nick LaRocca, American jazz musician (b. 1889)
Peter Arno, American cartoonist (b. 1904)
Samuel Byck, American attempted assassin of Richard Nixon (b. 1930)
Florence Ballard, American singer (The Supremes) (b. 1943)
Michael Maltese, American screenwriter (b. 1908)
Abraham Ribicoff, American politician (b. 1910)
Fernando Buesa, Spanish politician (b. 1946)
Samuel Hinga Norman, Sierra Leonean alleged war criminal (b. 1940)
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