About February 22

February 22, 2021 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.

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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 344 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On February 22

  • 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.
  • 1889
    President Grover Cleveland signs a bill admitting North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana and Washington as U.S. states.
  • 1904
    The United Kingdom sells a meteorological station on the South Orkney Islands to Argentina, the islands are subsequently claimed by the United Kingdom in 1908.
  • 1915
    World War I: Germany institutes unrestricted submarine warfare.
  • 1924
    U.S. President Calvin Coolidge becomes the first President to deliver a radio broadcast from the White House.
  • 1943
    World War II: Members of White Rose are executed in Nazi Germany.
  • 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.
  • 1958
    Egypt and Syria join to form the United Arab Republic.
  • 1959
    Lee Petty wins the first Daytona 500.
  • 1974
    Samuel Byck tries and fails to assassinate U.S. President Richard Nixon.
  • 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.
  • 1986
    Start of the People Power Revolution in the Philippines.
  • 1994
    Aldrich Ames and his wife are charged by the United States Department of Justice with spying for the Soviet Union.
  • 1995
    The Corona reconnaissance satellite program, in existence from 1959 to 1972, is declassified.
  • 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.

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