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, 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

  • 1819
    By the Adams-Onís Treaty, Spain sells Florida to the United States for five million U.S. dollars.
  • 1853
    Washington University in St. Louis is founded as Eliot Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri.
  • 1879
    In Utica, New York, Frank Woolworth opens the first of many of 5 and dime Woolworth stores.
  • 1909
    The sixteen battleships of the Great White Fleet, led by USS Connecticut, return to the United States after a voyage around the world.
  • 1924
    U.S. President Calvin Coolidge becomes the first President to deliver a radio broadcast from the White House.
  • 1944
    World War II: American aircraft mistakenly bomb the Dutch towns of Nijmegen, Arnhem, Enschede and Deventer, resulting in 800 dead in Nijmegen alone.
  • 1948
    Communist revolution in Czechoslovakia.
  • 1974
    Samuel Byck tries and fails to assassinate U.S. President Richard Nixon.
  • 1994
    Aldrich Ames and his wife are charged by the United States Department of Justice with spying for the Soviet Union.
  • 2002
    Angolan political and rebel leader Jonas Savimbi is killed in a military ambush.

Who were born on February 22?

  • 1849
    Nikolay Yakovlevich Sonin, Russian mathematician (d. 1915)
  • 1914
    Henry Reed, English poet (d. 1986)
  • 1928
    Paul Dooley, American actor
  • 1933
    Bobby Smith, English footballer
  • 1940
    Judy Cornwell, English actress
  • 1945
    Leslie Charleson, American actress
  • 1947
    Maurizio De Angelis, Italian musician
  • 1963
    Devon Malcolm, English Cricketer
  • 1980
    Kang Sung Hoon, South Korean singer (Sechs Kies)
  • 1989
    Alia Sabur, American college educator

Who died on February 22?

  • 1511
    Henry, Duke of Cornwall, son of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon
  • 1512
    Amerigo Vespucci, Italian merchant and explorer (b. 1454)
  • 1913
    Ferdinand de Saussure, Swiss linguist (b. 1857)
  • 1942
    Stefan Zweig, Austrian writer (b. 1881)
  • 1943
    Sophie Scholl, German resistance fighter (b. 1921)
  • 1985
    Salvador Espriu, Spanish poet (b. 1913)
  • 1999
    Menno Oosting, Dutch tennis player (b. 1964)
  • 2000
    Fernando Buesa, Spanish politician (b. 1946)
  • 2001
    Les Medley, English footballer (b.1920)
  • 2011
    Nicholas Courtney, British actor (b. 1929)

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