About February 22

February 22, 2022 is the 53rd day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 312 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

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Pisces is the sun 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 334 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On February 22

  • 1371
    Robert II becomes King of Scotland, beginning the Stuart dynasty.
  • 1632
    Galileo’s Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems is published.
  • 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.
  • 1855
    The Pennsylvania State University is founded in State College, Pennsylvania (as the Farmers’ High School of Pennsylvania)
  • 1856
    The Republican Party opens its first national meeting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
  • 1872
    The Prohibition Party holds its first national convention in Columbus, Ohio, nominating James Black as its presidential nominee.
  • 1882
    The Serbian kingdom is refounded.
  • 1915
    World War I: Germany institutes unrestricted submarine warfare.
  • 1944
    World War II: American aircraft mistakenly bomb the Dutch towns of Nijmegen, Arnhem, Enschede and Deventer, resulting in 800 dead in Nijmegen alone.
  • 1958
    Egypt and Syria join to form the United Arab Republic.
  • 1959
    Lee Petty wins the first Daytona 500.
  • 1972
    The Official Irish Republican Army detonates a car bomb at Aldershot barracks, killing seven and injuring nineteen others.
  • 1974
    The Organisation of the Islamic Conference summit begins in Lahore, Pakistan. Thirty-seven countries attend and twenty-two heads of state and government participate. It also recognizes Bangladesh.
  • 1979
    Independence of Saint Lucia from the United Kingdom.
  • 1983
    The notorious Broadway flop Moose Murders opens and closes on the same night at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre.
  • 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.
  • 2006
    At least six men stage Britain’s biggest robbery, stealing £53m (about $92.5 million or 78€ million) from a Securitas depot in Tonbridge, Kent.
  • 2011
    An earthquake measuring 6.3 in magnitude strikes Christchurch, New Zealand, killing 181 people.

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