Daily Calendar for Saturday, February 22, 2025


  • Amerigo Vespucci (explorer) –
  • Francisco I. Madero (Mexican President; was assassinated) –
  • Ed Flanders (actor) –
  • Jonas Savimbi (Angola’s rebel leader) –
  • Chuck Jones (Warner Bros. animator, created Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck) –
  • Dennis Johnson (basketball player) –


  • George Washington (1st U.S. president) –
  • Rembrandt Peale (artist) –
  • Edna St. Vincent Millay (poet) –
  • Edward Moore "Teddy" Kennedy (politician) –
  • George "Sparky" Anderson (baseball manager) –
  • Steve Irwin (herpetologist and host of The Crocodile Hunter) –
  • Rachel Dratch (actress) –
  • Drew Barrymore (actress) –


  • Popcorn was first introduced to English colonists by Native Americans–
  • Florida Purchase treaty signed–
  • The F.W. Woolworth discount store chain started in Utica, New York–
  • Ancient Egyptian obelisk that had been erected in Central Park was officially presented to New York City–
  • A fist fight broke out on the Senate floor between Senator John McLaurin and Senator Ben Tillman–
  • Calvin Coolidge delivered the first presidential radio broadcast speech from the White House–
  • A 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck near Zarand in Iran–
  • 10-pound 14-ounce β€˜aweoweo caught, Penguin Bank, O’ahu, Hawaii–
  • A magnitude-6.3 earthquake struck Christchurch, New Zealand–
  • Babe Ruth’s 1923 World Series pocket watch sold for $717,000 at auction–
  • Baseball bat that belonged to Shoeless Joe Jackson sold for $958,000 at auction–


  • The Susquehanna River ice bridge at Havre de Grace, Maryland, began to break up after 40 days of use–
  • 11 inches of snow fell in Blue Lick, Missouri–

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