About February 22

February 22, 2020 is the 53rd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 313 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

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

What Happened On February 22

  • 1495
    King Charles VIII of France enters Naples to claim the city’s throne.
  • 1744
    War of the Austrian Succession: The Battle of Toulon begins.
  • 1797
    The Last Invasion of Britain begins near Fishguard, Wales.
  • 1819
    By the Adams-Onís Treaty, Spain sells Florida to the United States for five million U.S. dollars.
  • 1872
    The Prohibition Party holds its first national convention in Columbus, Ohio, nominating James Black as its presidential nominee.
  • 1879
    In Utica, New York, Frank Woolworth opens the first of many of 5 and dime Woolworth stores.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1957
    Ngo Dinh Diem of South Vietnam survives a communist shooting assassination attempt in Ban Me Thuot.
  • 1959
    Lee Petty wins the first Daytona 500.
  • 1974
    Samuel Byck tries and fails to assassinate U.S. President Richard Nixon.
  • 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.
  • 1997
    In Roslin, Scotland, scientists announce that an adult sheep named Dolly had been successfully cloned.
  • 2002
    Angolan political and rebel leader Jonas Savimbi is killed in a military ambush.
  • 2011
    An earthquake measuring 6.3 in magnitude strikes Christchurch, New Zealand, killing 181 people.

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