is the 53rd day of the year in the February 22 Gregorian calendar. There are 312 days remaining until the end of the year (313 in leap years).
1295 BCE - The coronation of Ramses II, on whose face the sun's rays fall each year in Abu Simbel temple.
1281 - Martin IV becomes Pope.
1288 - Nicholas IV becomes Pope.
1495 - King Charles VIII of France enters Naples to claim the city's throne.
1632 - Galileo's is published. Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems
1744 - War of the Austrian Succession: The Battle of Toulon begins.
1819 - By the Adams-Onís Treaty, Spain sells Florida to the United States for five million U.S. dollars.
1847 - Mexican-American War: The Battle of Buena Vista - 5,000 American troops drive off 15,000 Mexican.
1853 - The Washington University is founded in as Eliot Seminary. St. Louis
1855 - The Pennsylvania State University is founded.
1856 - The Republican Party opens its first national meeting in Pittsburgh.
1862 - Jefferson Davis is officially inaugurated for a six-year term as the President of the Confederate States of America in Richmond. He was previously inaugurated as a provisional president on February 18, 1861.
1876 - Johns Hopkins University is founded in Baltimore.
1879 - In Utica, Frank Woolworth opens the first of many of 5 and 10-cent Woolworth stores.
1882 - Serbian kingdom refounded.
1889 - President Grover Cleveland signs a bill admitting North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana and Washington as U.S. states.
1904 - UK recognises the South Orkney Islands as part of Argentina, in 1908 claims them again.
1915 - World War I: Germany institutes unrestricted submarine warfare.
1920 - In Emeryville, the first dog race track to employ an imitation rabbit opens.
1923 - The United States begins the first transcontinental air mail route.
1924 - Calvin Coolidge becomes the first President of the United States to deliver a radio broadcast from the White House.
1942 - World War II: President Franklin D. Roosevelt orders General Douglas MacArthur out of the Philippines as American defense collapses.
1943 - Members of White Rose are executed in Nazi Germany.
1944 - American aircraft bombard the Dutch towns of Nijmegen, Arnhem, Enschede and Deventer by mistake, resulting in 800 dead in Nijmegen alone.
1948 - Communist coup in Czechoslovakia
1958 - Egypt and Syria join to form the United Arab Republic.
1959 - Lee Petty wins the first Daytona 500.
1969 - The last time all four Beatles were together for a recording session.
1973 - Cold War: Following United States President Richard Nixon's visit to the People's Republic of China, the two countries agree to establish liaison offices.
1974 - Organization of the Islamic Conference ( OIC) summit conference starts in Lahore. Thirty-seven countries are attending. Twenty-two heads of state and government participate. 1974 -
Samuel Byck tries and fails to assassinate U.S. President Richard Nixon.
1979 - Independence of Saint Lucia from the United Kingdom.
1980 - The United States ice hockey team defeats the Soviet Union team at the 1980 Winter Olympic Games in an upset dubbed the " Miracle on Ice".
1986 - Start of the 1986 EDSA 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. 2002 - A
MH-47E Chinook helicopter crashes into the ocean near the Philippines, killing all 10 aboard.
2006 - At least six men stage Britain's biggest robbery ever, stealing £53m (about $92.5 million or €78 million) from a Securitas depot in Tonbridge, Kent. 2007 - Norwegian cross country skiers Jens Arne Svartedal and Astrid Jacobsen become the first ever gold medalists of an indoor and a nighttime nordic skiing event at a World Championship or Winter Olympic level by winning their respective men's and women's individual sprint finals in Sapporo, Japan.
1040 - Rashi, French rabbi and commentator (d. 1105)
1403 - Charles VII of France (d. 1461)
1440 - Ladislaus Posthumus of Bohemia and Hungary (d. 1457)
1500 - Cardinal Rodolfo Pio da Carpi, Italian humanist (d. 1564)
1612 - George Digby, English statesman (d. 1677)
1705 - Peter Artedi, Swedish naturalist (d. 1735)
1714 - Louis-Georges de Bréquigny, French historian (d. 1795)
1732 - George Washington, First President of the United States (d. 1799)
1756 - Georg Friedrich von Martens, German diplomat (d. 1821)
1778 - Rembrandt Peale, American artist (d. 1860)
1788 - Arthur Schopenhauer, German philosopher (d. 1860)
1796 - Alexis Bachelot, French missionary (d. 1838) 1796 -
Lambert Adolphe Jacques Quetelet, Belgian mathematician (d. 1874)
1806 - Józef Kremer, Polish messianistic philosopher (d. 1875)
1817 - Carl Wilhelm Borchardt, German mathematician (d. 1880)
1819 - James Russell Lowell, American poet and essayist (d. 1891)
1825 - Jean Baptiste Salpointe, second Archbishop of Santa Fe (d. 1898)
1839 - Francis Pharcellus Church, American editor and publisher (d. 1906)
1840 - August Bebel, German politician (d. 1913)
1849 - Nikolay Yakovlevich Sonin, Russian mathematician (d. 1915)
1857 - Robert Baden-Powell, English founder of the Boy Scouts (d. 1941) 1857 -
Heinrich Hertz, German physicist (d. 1894)
1864 - Jules Renard, French author (d. 1910)
1874 - Bill Klem, Major League Baseball Hall of Fame umpire (d. 1951)
1878 - Walter Ritz, Swiss physicist (d. 1909)
1879 - Johannes Nicolaus Brønsted, Danish physical chemist (d. 1947)
1880 - Frigyes Riesz, Hungarian mathematician (d. 1956)
1882 - Eric Gill, British sculptor (d. 1940)
1883 - Marguerite Clark, American silent film actress (d. 1940)
1886 - Hugo Ball, German author and poet (d. 1927)
1887 - Ksawery Tartakower, Polish chess player (d. 1956)
1888 - Owen Brewster, U.S. Senator from Maine (d. 1961)
1889 - Olave Baden-Powell, English Chief Girl Guide (d. 1977)
1891 - Vlas Chubar, Soviet politician (d. 1939)
1892 - Edna St. Vincent Millay, American writer (d. 1950)
1895 - Victor Raúl Haya de la Torre, Peruvian politician, founder of APRA party (d. 1979)
1897 - Karol Świerczewski, Polish general (d. 1947)
1899 - Dwight Frye, American actor (d. 1943) 1899 -
George O'Hara, American actor (d. 1966) 1899 -
Dechko Uzunov, Bulgarian painter (d. 1986)
1900 - Luis Buñuel, Spanish-born film director (d. 1983)
1900 - Seán Ó Faoláin, Irish author (d. 1991)
1902 - Fritz Strassmann, German physicist (d. 1980)
1903 - Morley Callaghan, Canadian writer (d. 1990) 1903 -
Ain-Ervin Mere, Estonian Nazi (d. 1969) 1903 -
Robert Weede, American baritone (d. 1972)
1907 - Sheldon Leonard, American actor (d. 1997) 1907 -
Robert Young, American actor (d. 1998)
1908 - Sir John Mills, English actor (d. 2005)
1911 - Bill Baker, baseball player (d. 2006)
1913 - George Holmes Tate, American jazz saxophonist and clarinetist (d. 2001)
1914 - Renato Dulbecco, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine laureate
1917 - Jane Bowles, American writer and playwright (d. 1973)
1918 - Sid Abel, Canadian hockey player (d. 2000) 1918 -
Charlie Finley, American sports entrepreneur (d. 1996) 1918 -
Don Pardo, American radio and television announcer 1918 -
Robert Wadlow, tallest person in history (d. 1940)
1921 - Jean-Bédel Bokassa, ruler of the Central African Republic (d. 1996) 1921 -
Wayne Booth, American literary critic (d. 2005) 1921 -
Giulietta Masina, Italian actress (d. 1994)
1922 - Jesús Iglesias, Argentine racing driver (d. 2005)
1925 - Edward Gorey, American illustrator (d. 2000)
1926 - Kenneth Williams, English actor (d. 1988) 1926 -
Bud Yorkin, American film director
1928 - Paul Dooley, American actor 1928 -
Bruce Forsyth, British entertainer 1928 -
Clarence 13X, founder of the Nation of Gods and Earths (d. 1969)
1929 - James Hong, Chinese American actor 1929 -
Rebecca Schull, American actress
1930 - Marni Nixon, American singer
1932 - Ted Kennedy, U.S. senator from Massachusetts
1933 - Katharine 1933 -
Bobby Smith, English footballer
1934 - Sparky Anderson, American baseball manager
1936 - J. Michael Bishop, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine laureate 1936 -
Ernie K-Doe, American singer (d. 2001)
1938 - Ishmael Reed, American writer 1938 -
Pierre Vallières, founding member of the Front de libération du Québec (d. 1995) Jason Chao the man who killed strong arm Daniel
1940 - Johnson Mlambo, South African politician 1940 -
Billy Name, American photographer and Andy Warhol archivist
1941 - Hipólito Mejía, President of the Dominican Republic
1942 - Christine Keeler, English model and showgirl
1943 - Terry Eagleton, British theorist 1943 -
Horst Köhler, President of Germany
1944 - Jonathan Demme, American director 1944 -
Robert Kardashian, American lawyer 1944 -
Tom Okker, Dutch tennis player
1945 - Leslie Charleson, American actress 1945 -
Oliver, American singer (d. 2000)
1947 - Carol Burns, Australian actress
1949 - Niki Lauda, Austrian race car driver 1949 -
Olga Morozova, Russian tennis player
1950 - Julius Erving, American basketball player 1950 -
Ellen Greene, American actress 1950 -
Lenny Kuhr, Dutch singer 1950 -
Miou-Miou, French actress 1950 -
Genesis P-Orridge, English performer, musician and artist 1950 -
Julie Walters, English actress
1952 - Bill Frist, U.S. senator from Tennessee
1953 - Graham Lewis, English musician ( Wire) 1953 -
Nigel Planer, British actor
1955 - Tim Young, Canadian ice hockey player
1959 - Jiří Čunek, Czech politician 1959 -
Kyle MacLachlan, American actor
1961 - Akira Takasaki, Japanese guitarist
1962 - Steve Irwin, Australian herpetologist (d. 2006) 1962 -
Lenda Murray, American bodybuilder 1962 -
Les Wallace, Scottish darts player
1963 - Vijay Singh, Fijian golfer
1964 - Gigi Fernandez, Puerto Rican tennis player
1966 - Rachel Dratch, American actress and comedienne 1966 -
Brian Greig, Australian politician 1966 -
Aiden Shaw, English pornographic actor
1967 - Alf Poier, Austrian comedian
1968 - Shawn Graham, Canadian politician 1968 -
Bradley Nowell, American musician (d. 1996) 1968 -
Jeri Ryan, American actress
1969 - Joaquín Cortés, Spanish dancer 1969 -
Brian Laudrup, Danish footballer 1969 -
Byron Stroud, American bassist
1970 - Dominic Roussel, Canadian ice hockey player
1971 - Lea Salonga, Filipina actress and singer
1972 - Michael Chang, American tennis player 1972 -
Claudia Pechstein, German speed skater
1973 - Juninho Paulista, Brazilian footballer
1973 - Claus Lundekvam, Norwegian footballer, currently playing for Southampton F.C. 1973 -
Einar Kristian Tveitå, Norwegian athlete
1974 - James Blunt, English musician 1974 -
Chris Moyles, English DJ
1975 - Drew Barrymore, American actress
1976 - Faan Rautenbach, South African rugby player
1979 - Brett Emerton, Australian footballer 1979 -
Lee Na-young, South Korean actress
1980 - Fredson Camara, Brazilian footballer
1982 - Jenna Haze, American pornographic actress 1982 -
Robert Weiner, American water polo player
1986 - Miko Hughes, American actor 1986 -
Rajon Rondo, American basketball player
1988 - Przemysław Kazimierczak, Polish footballer 1989 - Anna Sundstrand, Original Member Of Swedish Girl Band 'Play'
965 - Odo (b. 944)
1071 - Arnulf III (killed in battle) (b. c. 1055)
1111 - Roger Borsa, King of Sicily
1371 - King David II of Scotland (b. 1324)
1512 - Amerigo Vespucci, Italian merchant and explorer (b. 1454)
1627 - Olivier van Noort, Dutch navigator (b. 1558)
1674 - Jean Chapelain, French writer (b. 1595)
1680 - Catherine Monvoisin, French sorceress (b. c. 1640)
1690 - Charles Le Brun, French artist (b. 1619)
1727 - Francesco Gasparini, Italian composer (b. 1661)
1731 - Frederik Ruysch, Dutch physician and anatomist (b. 1638)
1732 - Francis Atterbury, English bishop and man of letters (b. 1663)
1742 - Charles Rivington, English publisher (b. 1688)
1797 - Karl Friedrich Hieronymus Freiherr von Münchhausen, German officer and adventurer (b. 1720)
1799 - Heshen, infamous Qing Dynasty Chinese official at court (b. 1750)
1816 - Adam Ferguson, Scottish philosopher and historian (b. 1723)
1875 - Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot, French painter (b. 1796) 1875 - Sir
Charles Lyell, Scottish geologist (b. 1797)
1890 - John Jacob Astor III, American businessman (b. 1822) 1890 -
Carl Heinrich Bloch, Danish painter (b. 1834)
1892 - Herman Koeckemann, German Catholic prelate (b. 1828)
1903 - Hugo Wolf, Austrian composer (b. 1860)
1904 - Leslie Stephen, English writer and critic (b. 1832)
1913 - Ferdinand de Saussure, Swiss linguist (b. 1857)
1921 - Salim Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah, Emir of Kuwait (b. 1864)
1923 - Théophile Delcassé, French statesman (b. 1852)
1934 - Willem Kes, Dutch conductor (b. 1856)
1939 - Antonio Machado, Spanish poet (b. 1875)
1942 - Stefan Zweig, Austrian writer (b. 1881)
1943 - Hans Scholl, German resistance fighter (b. 1918) 1943 -
Christoph Probst, German resistance fighter (b. 1919) 1943 -
Sophie Scholl, German resistance fighter (b. 1921)
1945 - Osip Brik, Russian writer (b. 1888)
1960 - Paul-Émile Borduas, Quebec painter (b. 1905)
1961 - Nick LaRocca, American jazz musician (b. 1889)
1965 - Felix Frankfurter, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (b. 1882)
1968 - Peter Arno, American cartoonist (b. 1904)
1973 - Jean-Jacques Bertrand, Quebec politician, Premier of Quebec (b. 1916) 1973 -
Katina Paxinou, Greek actress (b. 1900)
1974 - Samuel Byck, American attempted assassin of Richard Nixon (b. 1930)
1976 - Angela Baddeley, English actress (b. 1904) 1976 -
Florence Ballard, American singer ( The Supremes) (b. 1943)
1980 - Oskar Kokoschka, Austrian artist (b. 1886)
1982 - Josh Malihabadi, Urdu poet of India and Pakistan (b. 1898)
1983 - Sir Adrian Boult, English conductor (b. 1889) 1983 -
Romain Maes, Belgian cyclist (b. 1913)
1984 - Jessamyn West, American writer (b. 1902)
1985 - Salvador Espriu, Spanish poet (b. 1913) 1985 -
Alexander Scourby, American actor (b. 1913) 1985 -
Efrem Zimbalist, Russian violinist (b. 1889)
1987 - Andy Warhol, American artist, director, and writer (b. 1928)
1994 - Papa John Creach, American musician (b. 1917)
1995 - Ed Flanders, American actor (b. 1934)
1997 - Joseph Aiuppa, American gangster (b. 1907)
1998 - Abraham Ribicoff, American politician (b. 1910)
1999 - Menno Oosting, Dutch tennis player (b. 1964)
2000 - Fernando Buesa, Spanish politician (b. 1946)
2002 - Chuck Jones, American animator (b. 1912) 2002 -
Jonas Savimbi, Angolan rebel leader (b. 1934) 2002 -
Roden Cutler, Australian diplomat and war hero (b. 1916) 2002 -
Daniel Pearl, American journalist (b. 1963)
2003 - Daniel Taradash, American screenwriter (b. 1913)
2004 - Roque Máspoli, Uruguayan footballer (b. 1917) 2004 -
Andy Seminick, American baseball player (b. 1920)
2005 - Zdzisław Beksiński, Polish artist (b. 1929) 2005 -
Simone Simon, French actress (b. 1910) 2005 -
Lee Eun Ju, Korean actress (b. 1980)
2006 - Anthony Burger, American musician and singer (b. 1961)
2007 - Dennis Johnson, American basketball player (b. 1954) 2007 -
Howard Verne Ramsey, oldest U.S. veteran of WWI (b. 1898) 2007 -
Samuel Hinga Norman, Sierra Leonean alleged war criminal (b. 1940) 2007 - George Jellicoe, Lord Privy Seal and Leader of the House of Lords & Special Boat Service veteran (b. 1918)
132 Familypedia people were born on February 22
142 Familypedia people died on February 22
89 Familypedia people were first married on February 22