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February 22nd, 2006 (February 22 2006)EventAt least six men stage Britain s biggest robbery ever, stealing ?53m (about $92.5 million or 78? million) from a Securitas depot in Tonbridge, Kent.
February 22nd, 2002 (February 22 2002)EventAngolan political and rebel leader Jonas Savimbi is killed in a military ambush.
February 22nd, 1997 (February 22 1997)EventIn Roslin, Scotland, scientists announce that an adult sheep named Dolly had been successfully cloned.
February 22nd, 1994 (February 22 1994)EventAldrich Ames and his wife are charged by the United States Department of Justice with spying for the Soviet Union.
February 22nd, 1986 (February 22 1986)EventStart of the People Power Revolution in the Philippines.
February 22nd, 1980 (February 22 1980)EventMiracle on Ice: In Lake Placid, New York, the United States hockey team defeats the Soviet Union hockey team 4-3, in what is considered to be one of the greatest upsets in sports history.
February 22nd, 1979 (February 22 1979)EventIndependence of Saint Lucia from the United Kingdom.
February 22nd, 1974 (February 22 1974)EventOrganisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) summit conference starts in Lahore, Pakistan. Thirty-seven countries are attending. Twenty-two heads of state and government participate.
February 22nd, 1974 (February 22 1974)EventSamuel Byck tries and fails to assassinate U.S. President Richard Nixon.
February 22nd, 1973 (February 22 1973)EventCold War: Following United States President Richard Nixon s visit to the People s Republic of China, the two countries agree to establish liaison offices.
February 22nd, 1959 (February 22 1959)EventLee Petty wins the first Daytona 500.
February 22nd, 1958 (February 22 1958)EventEgypt and Syria join to form the United Arab Republic.
February 22nd, 1948 (February 22 1948)EventCommunist coup in Czechoslovakia.
February 22nd, 1944 (February 22 1944)EventAmerican aircraft bombard the Dutch towns of Nijmegen, Arnhem, Enschede and Deventer by mistake, resulting in 800 dead in Nijmegen alone.
February 22nd, 1943 (February 22 1943)EventMembers of White Rose are executed in Nazi Germany.
February 22nd, 1942 (February 22 1942)EventWorld War II: President Franklin D. Roosevelt orders General Douglas MacArthur out of the Philippines as American defenses collapses.Douglas MacArthur Quotes
February 22nd, 1924 (February 22 1924)EventCalvin Coolidge becomes the first President of the United States to deliver a radio broadcast from the White House.Calvin Coolidge Quotes
February 22nd, 1915 (February 22 1915)EventWorld War I: Germany institutes unrestricted submarine warfare.
February 22nd, 1904 (February 22 1904)EventThe United Kingdom sells a meteorological station on the South Orkney Islands to Argentina, the islands are subsequently claimed by the United Kingdom in 1908.
February 22nd, 1889 (February 22 1889)EventPresident Grover Cleveland signs a bill admitting North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana and Washington as U.S. states.Grover Cleveland Quotes
February 22nd, 1882 (February 22 1882)EventThe Serbian kingdom is refounded.
February 22nd, 1879 (February 22 1879)EventIn Utica, New York, Frank Woolworth opens the first of many of 5 and 10-cent Woolworth stores.
February 22nd, 1862 (February 22 1862)EventJefferson Davis is officially inaugurated for a six-year term as the President of the Confederate States of America in Richmond, Virginia. He was previously inaugurated as a provisional president on February 18, 1861.
February 22nd, 1856 (February 22 1856)EventThe Republican Party opens its first national meeting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
February 22nd, 1847 (February 22 1847)EventMexican-American War: The Battle of Buena Vista5,000 American troops drive off 15,000 Mexicans.
February 22nd, 1819 (February 22 1819)EventBy the Adams-Onis Treaty, Spain sells Florida to the United States for five million U.S. dollars.
February 22nd, 1797 (February 22 1797)EventLast Invasion of Britain: 1797 The Last Invasion of Britain by the French, begins near Fishguard, Wales.
February 22nd, 1744 (February 22 1744)EventWar of the Austrian Succession: The Battle of Toulon begins.
February 22nd, 1632 (February 22 1632)EventGalileo s Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems is published.
February 22nd, 1495 (February 22 1495)EventKing Charles VIII of France enters Naples to claim the city s throne.

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