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Calendar for February 22nd, 2014

Every Year

  • Independence Day (Saint Lucia)

  • 1510s

  • Died 1512: Amerigo Vespucci (explorer)

  • 1630s

  • 1630: Popcorn was first introduced to English colonists by Native Americans

  • 1730s

  • Born 1732: George Washington (1st U.S. president)

  • 1770s

  • Born 1778: Rembrandt Peale (artist)

  • 1870s

  • 1879: The F.W. Woolworth discount store chain started in Utica, New York

  • 1880s

  • 1881: Ancient Egyptian obelisk that had been erected in Central Park was officially presented to New York City

  • 1890s

  • Born 1892: Edna St. Vincent Millay (poet)

  • 1900s

  • 1902: A fist fight broke out on the Senate floor between Senator John McLaurin and Senator Ben Tillman

  • 1910s

  • Died 1913: Mexican President Francisco I. Madero was assassinated

  • 1920s

  • 1924: Calvin Coolidge delivered the first presidential radio broadcast speech from the White House

  • 1930s

  • Born 1932: Edward Moore Kennedy (politician)

  • Born 1934: George "Sparky" Anderson (baseball manager)

  • 1960s

  • Born 1962: Steve Irwin (herpetologist and host of The Crocodile Hunter)

  • Born 1966: Rachel Dratch (actress)

  • 1970s

  • Born 1975: Drew Barrymore (actress)

  • 1990s

  • Died 1995: Ed Flanders (actor)

  • 2000s

  • Died 2002: Chuck Jones (Warner Bros. animator, created Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck)

  • Died 2002: Jonas Savimbi (Angola's rebel leader)

  • 2005: A 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck near Zarand in Iran

  • Died 2007: Dennis Johnson (basketball player)

  • 2010s

  • 2011: A magnitude-6.3 earthquake struck Christchurch, New Zealand

  • 2014: Babe Ruth's 1923 World Series pocket watch sold for $717,000 at auction

  • 2014: Baseball bat that belonged to "Shoeless" Joe Jackson sold for $958,000 at auction


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