February 22 in History – What happened on 22 February in Past

22 February - Today in History - Important historical events happened on this day in India and World History

According to Gregory calendar, February 22 is the day number 53 in a given year. February 22 has a special significance in India and world history, because many such incidents have occurred on this day which have been recorded forever in the pages of history. Let's know some such important events which will increase your general knowledge. The facts collected will be as follows: People born on this day, demise of famous people, war treaty, freedom of any country, invention of new technologies, change of power, important National and International Day etc.

February 22 in History - Top Historical Events

YearEvent / Incidence / Incident
705Empress Wu Zetian, the only woman to rule China in her ownright, abdicated the throne, restoring the Tang Dynasty.
1316The forces of the infante Ferdinand of Majorca fought againstthose loyal to Princess Matilda of Hainaut in the Battle of Picotin onthe Peloponnese peninsula in Greece.
1371Robert II became King of Scots was the first monarch of the House of Stewart.
1632Galileo's Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems, in which he advocated Copernican heliocentrism, was delivered to his patron, Grand Duke Ferdinando.
1731America's first President George Washington was born.
1744The British fleet was defeated by the combined Franco-Spanish fleet at the Battle of Tulon.
1819Under the terms of the Adams–Onís Treaty, Spain sold Florida And other North American territory to the United States for about US$5 million.
1821Spain sold the state of Florida to the US for 5 million dollars.
1845The Dutch East India Company bought Serampore and Balasore by the East India Company.
1853Founded as Washington University Eliot Seminary in St. Louis.
1857Robert Bedle Powell, the founder of the international body of scouts, was born in a religious house in London. He established an international institution of scouts with the aim of bringing forth the youth in the society and helping the weak.
1865Tennessee created a new constitution abolishing slavery.
1876The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland , named after philanthropist Johns Hopkins, who gave the largest philanthropic bequest in U.S. history for its foundation, opened.
1876Swedish women Karolina Olsson went to sleep and purportedly fell into a state of hibernation for the next 32 years.
1876Johns Hopkins University was founded in Baltimore.
1887The Union Labor Party was held in Cincinnati.
1899Philippine–American War: Filipino forces launched their first counterattack in a failed attempt aimed at recapturing Manila from the Americans.
1909The sixteen United States Navy battleships of the Great White Fleet, led by Connecticut, complete a circumnavigation of the globe.
1913The Revolutionary President of Mexico Francisco Madero was killed by the army. In this incident, Vice President Pino Sverez was also killed along with him.
1944Mahatma Gandhi's wife Kasturba Gandhi died.
1949Cincinnati Gardens opened in the city of Cincinnati.
1956Elvis Presley entered the United States Music Chart for the first time at the "Heartbreak Hotel".
1958Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser and Syrian President Shukri al-Quwatli signed a union pact to form the United Arab Republic.
1958India's renowned politician, intellectual and litterateur Abul Kalam Ahmad Azad died at the age of 70.
1979The United Kingdom granted independence to St. Lucia.
1980At the Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, New York, the United States ice hockey team defeated the Soviet Union in an unlikely victory that became known as the Miracle on Ice.
1980The declaration of military rule in Afghanistan was announced.
1982Noted Urdu poet Josh Malihabadi of the Indian subcontinent passed away.
1983The play Moose Murders opened and closed on the same night at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre in New York City, becoming the standard of 'awfulness' against which all Broadway theatre failures are judged.
1995At least 99 prison rioters were killed by the Algiers Police.
1995The photos taken by the Corona spy satellite program were classified under an executive order signed by U.S. President Bill Clinton.
1996Actress Halle Berry filed divorce from David Justice.
1997LPGA Cup Noodles Hawaiian ladies Open was won by Annika Sorenstam.
1997Scientists at The Roslin Institute in Scotland announced the birth of a cloned sheep named Dolly, the first mammal to have been successfully cloned from an adult cell, seven months after the fact.
1997A team of researchers at the Roslin Institute in Scotland announced for the first time a \ clone from a cell extracted from a mammalian organism.
199818th Winter Olympic games closed at Nagano, Japan.
1998The 1998 Winter Olympics were held in Nagano in Japan.
1999India's renowned economist Jagdish Bhagwati was appointed as the head of the Center for Indian Political Economy at Columbia University.
20061 billionth song was sold by Apple’s iTunes Store.
2006At least six men staged Britain's biggest cash robbery ever, stealing £53,116,760 in bank notes from a Securitas depot in Tonbridge, Kent.
2010Planning for a 20 – 25 billion euro financial aid plan for Greece was denied by Germany and the European Union.
2011Libyan dictator Muammar al-Gaddafi appears on television and claims to remain head of the revolution.
2011New Zealand suffered one of its worst peacetime disasters whena 6.5 ML earthquake struck Christchurch.
2011Bahraini uprising-Tens of thousands of people marched in protest in Manama against the deaths of seven people killed by police and army forces during previous protests.
2011An earthquake measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale killed 181 people in the city of Christchurch, New Zealand.
2012Thousands of people commemorate the first anniversary of the earthquake where 185 people died last year, in New Zealand’s city of Christchurch.
2012A train failed to apply its brakes and crashed through a bufferstop at Once Station in Buenos Aires, resulting in 51 deaths and morethan 700 injuries.
2013The United Kingdom’s bond credit rating is downgraded for the first time in history.
2014Matteo Renzi a 39 year old Former Florentine has been inaugurated as Prime Minister of Italy.



Famous Birthdays of February 22:

YearName / Profession / Country
1966Thorsten Kaye / Actor / United Kingdom
1952Albert Bryant / General / United States of America
1986Rajon Rondo / Basketball Player / United States of America
1921Jean-Bédel Bokassa / Politician / Central African Republic
1903Morley Callaghan / Author / Canada
1988Jonathan Borlée / Sprinter / Belgium
1945Oliver / Singer / United States of America
1952Cyrinda Foxe / Actress / United States of America
1952Wayne Levi / Golfer / United States of America
1907Robert Young / Actor / United States of America
1983Clint McKay / Cricketer / Australia
1979Lee Na-young / Actress / South Korea
1900Luis Buñuel / Producer / Spain
1926Kenneth Williams / Actor / United Kingdom
1922Marshall Teague / Racing Car Driver / United States of America
1881Joseph B. Ely / Politician / United States of America
1974Chris Moyles / Radio / United Kingdom
1941Hipólito Mejía / Politician / Dominican Republic
1944Robert Kardashian / Business Man / United States of America
1886Hugo Ball / Poet / Germany
1984Tommy Bowe / Rugby Player / Ireland
1928Clarence 13X / Religious Leader / United States of America
1978Jenny Frost / Singer / United Kingdom
1950Genesis P-Orridge / Writer / United Kingdom
1938Ishmael Reed / Poet / United States of America
1978Gus Sorola / Actor / United States of America
1942Christine Keeler / Daner / United Kingdom
1973Scott Phillips / Drummer / United States of America
1966Jason Feddy / Writer / United Kingdom
1955David Axelrod / Journalist / United States of America

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