February 22 is the 53rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 312 days remain until the end of the year.
We have some interesting facts & historic events all about February 22nd, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.
Keep reading for more interesting facts about February 22nd in history!
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- Single Tasking Day
- World Thinking Day
- National Margarita Day
- Walking the Dog Day
- National Cook a Sweet Potato Day
- Be Humble Day
What Happened On This Day – February 22
2011: 185 people are killed during an earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand
The quake, while having a magnitude of only 6.3, had one of the highest intensities ever recorded in an urban area (MM IX).
1986: The People Power Revolution begins in the Philippines
The nonviolent campaign resulted in the fall of President Ferdinand Marcos and the restoration of the country’s democracy.
1983: The play “Moose Murders” flops spectacularly on Broadway
According to critic Frank Rich, “a visit to Moose Murders is what will separate the connoisseurs of Broadway disaster from mere dilettantes for many moons to come.”
1948: Czechoslovakia becomes a communist state following a coup d’etat
The country became a parliamentary republic following the non-violent “Velvet Revolution” in 1989 and was split into the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic in 1993.
1879: The first Woolworth store opens in Utica, New york
Frank Woolworth’s five-and-dime retail stores became one of the world’s most successful trading companies with branches in many countries around the world.
1984: Steve Jobs of Apple answers a question while sitting next to Bill Gates of Microsoft at an interview in New York, 1984
1943: Frank Sinatra surrounded by fans 1943
1870: Jagganath Temple, (Puri). The Singhadwara in 1870 shows the Lion sculptures with the Aruna Stambha Pillar in the foreground.
Births On This Day, February 22
1975: Drew Barrymore, American actress, director, producer, screenwriter
1932: Ted Kennedy, American politician
1900: Luis Buñuel, Spanish director, producer
1857: Heinrich Hertz, German physicist
1732: George Washington, American general, politician, 1st President of the United States
Deaths On This Day, February 22
1987: Andy Warhol, American artist
1983: Adrian Boult, English conductor
1958: Abul Kalam Azad, Indian activist, scholar, politician
1943: Sophie Scholl, German student, activist
1875: Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, French painter