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February 22nd

February 22nd is the 53rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 312 days remaining until the end of the year (313 days in leap years).

On this page, we have placed information about February 22nd, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on February 22nd

1732 George Washinton (1st US President)

George Washington

1824 Pierre Janssen (astronomer - jointly credited with Sir Joseph Norman Lockyer as the discoverer of Helium)

1857 Robert Baden-Powell (founder of Boy Scouts)

1857 Heinrich Hertz (physicist, philosopher)

1889 Lady Olave Baden-Powell (wife of Robert Baden-Powell, Chief Girl Guide)

1900 Hawaii becomes a terrority of the United States.

Hawaiian Flag

1908 Sir John Mills (actor)

1921 Jean-Bédel Bokassa (Central African Republic leader: President 1966-1976, Emperor 1976-1979)

1932 Edward Kennedy (US senator)

Ted Kennedy

1936 J. Michael Bishop (microbiologist, immunologist)

1938 Niki Lauda (racing driver)

Niki Lauda

1950 Genesis P-Orridge (singer-songwriter - Throbbing Gristle)

1953 Nigel Planer (actor, screenwriter)

1959 Kyle MacLachlan (actor)

1962 Steve Irwin (herpetologist, TV host)

1968 Jeri Ryan (actress)

1969 Brian Laudrup (soccer player, sports broadcaster)

1974 James Blunt (musician)

1974 Chris Moyles (radio and TV host)

1975 Drew Barrymore (actress)

Drew Barrymore

February 22nd in History

1848 The French Revolution of 1848 begins.

1855 Pennsylvania State University founded.

1856 The Republican Party holds its first national convention in Pittsburgh.

1872 The Prohibition Party holds its first national convention in Columbus, Ohio.

1878 Frank Woolworth opens the first Woolworth store in Uttica, New York.

1923 Britain issues a unilateral declaration of Egypt's independence.

1924 Calvin Coolidge becomes the first US President to deliver a radio broadcast from the White House.

Calvin Coolidge

1948 Communist revolution in Czechoslovakia.

1956 Elvis Presley enters the charts for the first time with Heartbreak Hotel.

Elvis Presley

1958 Egypt and Syria merge to form the United Arab Republic (which lasts until 1961).

1959 First Daytona 500 held.

1997 British scientists announce the successful cloning of Dolly the sheep.

February 22nd is also

Washington's Birthday (USA) - Since 1971, the Federal holiday (Presidents' Day) has been celebrated on the third Monday in February.

Presidents' Day

Independence Day (Saint Lucia)

Feast of Chair of Saint Peter (Catholicism)

Saint Peter

Scouts celebrate B-P Day (marking Robert and Olave Baden-Powell's birthdays).



People born on February 22nd are Pisces


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