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Syria: Unity Day
Syria Syrian Arab Association
St. Lucia: Independence Day
(Celebration of independence from the United Kingdom: 02/22/1979)
St. Lucia Expedia U.S. Department of State
United States: George Washington's Birthday
(Commemorates the birth date of George Washington: 02/22/1732)
`George Washington The American Presidency
1403 Charles VII, King of France French Political and Social Leaders
1732 George Washington (Virginia-born First President of the United States) Virginia Political and Social Leaders George Washington The American Presidency
1840 August Bebel (co-Founder of the German Social Democratic Party) German Political and Social Leaders Politics SPD
1850 Josiah Martin Turner (Michigan-born Member of the Alaska Territorial Senate) Michigan Political and Social Leaders Alaska Political and Social Leaders
1857 Robert Baden-Powell (English Founder of the Boy Scouts) Robert Baden-Powell Boy Scouts
1866 John Frank Wheaton (Maryland-born African-American Politician: First African-American to Graduate from the University of Minnesota Law School) Maryland Political and Social Leaders Minnesota Political and Social Leaders African-American Political and Social Leaders African American Registry
1892 David Dubinsky (Russian-American Labor Leader) Russian Political and Social Leaders Labor
1901 Charles E. Whittaker (Kansas-born Associate Justice, U.S. Supreme Court) Kansas Political and Social Leaders U.S. Supreme Court Oyez
1932 Ted Kennedy (Massachusetts-born U.S. Senator) Ted Kennedy U.S. Congress Politics President John Kennedy
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1371 David II (King of Scotland) Scottish Political and Social Leaders Undiscovered Scotland
1777 Archibald Bulloch (Georgia's First Provisional Governor) Georgia Political and Social Leaders American Revolution The History Channel
1887 Abraham A. Ribicoff (Connecticut-born U.S. Senator) Connecticut Political and Social Leaders American Political Leaders
1958 John Wellborn Martin (24th Governor of Florida) Florida Political and Social Leaders Politics Florida Historical Society
1965 Felix Frankfurter (Austrian-born Associate Justice, U.S. Supreme Court) Austrian Political and Social Leaders U.S. Supreme Court Oyez
Richard Leche (Former Governor of Louisiana) Louisiana Political and Social Leaders Politics Louisiana Secretary of State
2005 Ernest Vandiver (Former Governor of Georgia) Georgia Political and Social Leaders Politics University of Georgia
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1371 Robert II Succeeds to the Throne of Scotland, Beginning Stuart Dynasty Scottish Political and Social Leaders Undiscovered Scotland
1546 Martin Luther Is Buried Beneath the Pulpit in the Castle Church at Wittenberg, Germany Martin Luther Religion Castle Church at Wittenberg, Germany Concordia
1766 The British Parliament Repeals the Stamp Tax Great Britain Colonial History Stamp Tax University of Georgia
1777 Georgia's First Provisional Governor, Archibald Bulloch, Dies under Mysterious Circumstances Georgia Political and Social Leaders American Revolution Death The History Channel
1797 French Warships Enter Fishguard Bay Intending to Invade Wales Wales France Historic U.K.
1819 Spain & U.S. Agree to Adams-Onis Treaty: U.S. Receives Florida, Renounces Claims to Texas Spain Florida Texas The History Channel Florida Historical Society Texas State Historical Association
1847 The Battle of Buena Vista Begins Mexico Zachary Taylor Mexican-American War The History Channel
1861 Lincoln Averts Assassination Plot in Baltimore, Taking 11 pm Train from Philadelphia to D.C. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Washington, D.C. Abraham Lincoln Railroad Lincoln Papers
1862 Lincoln Does Not Attend the Washington Birthday Celebration Due to Death of His Son George Washington Abraham Lincoln Lincoln Papers
Jefferson Davis Is Inaugurated as President of the Confederate States of America Jefferson Davis American Civil War Florida Historical Society
1864 Confederates Defeat Union Forces at West Point, Mississippi Mississippi Battle of West Point, MS The History Channel
Lincoln Receives Endorsement of Republican National Committee by 4-1 Vote Abraham Lincoln Republican National Committee Lincoln Papers
1865 Robert E. Lee Orders General Joe Johnston to Stop Sherman's March Robert E. Lee Joe Johnston William Tecumseh Sherman Sherman's March University of Georgia
President Lincoln Receives Report on the Union's Capture of Fort Anderson, North Carolina North Carolina Abraham Lincoln American Civil War Lincoln Papers
1917 Future Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini Is Wounded by Mortar Shell on the Italian Front Benito Mussolini World War I The History Channel
1941 Nazis Arrest Hundreds of Jews for Deportation from Amsterdam to Concentration Camps Netherlands Nazi Germany World War II Judiasm The Holocaust United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
1942 President Roosevelt Orders General MacArthur Out of the Philippines The Philippines Douglas MacArthur President Roosevelt World War II The History Channel
1950 The U.S. Senate Creates a 5-Member Committee to Investigate Wisconsin Senator Joseph McCarthy's Accusations of Communist Activities Joseph McCarthy McCarthyism U.S. Senate Wisconsin Historical Society
1967 Suharto Takes Full Power in Indonesia Indonesian Political and Social Leaders The History Channel
1968 South Africa Prohibits Mixed Marriages Between Whites and Any Other Race South Africa Racism Laws and Legal Resources South African History
1969 Trade Union Council of South Africa (TUCSA) Bans Black Trade Union Membership South Africa Racism Labor Unions South African History
1972 IRA Bomb Kills Five Women and a Priest At British Military Barracks Great Britain Northern Ireland Terrorism Death The BBC
1973 United States and China Agree to Establish Liaison Offices China The Cold War Television Archive
1986 Philippine Military Leaders Call for Resignation of Dictator Ferdinand Marcos EDSA Revolt The BBC
1990 Reagan Testifies He Had No Knowledge of Secret Arming of Nicaraguan Contras Nicaragua Iran-Contra Affair Law and Legal Resources
1991 President Bush Threatens Iraq with Land War Iraq President George Bush Gulf War The BBC
1994 CIA Double Agent, Aldrich Ames, Arrested for Selling Secrets to the Soviets Soviet Union The CIA The Cold War The History Channel

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