February 22 in History
896February 22, 896:
Pope Formosus declares Arnulf as Holy Roman Emperor after deposing the previous emperor, Lambert.
1680February 22, 1680:
Catherine Deshayes, the French sorcerer, fortune teller and poisoner of Louis XIV’s reign, is executed for being the mastermind of the murder scandal known as the Affair of the Poisons.
1934February 22, 1934:
The Frank Capra-directed film, “It Happened One Night” is released in New York City.
1942February 22, 1942:
Three members of the anti-Nazi group, White Rose are beheaded in Munich, Germany.
1959February 22, 1959:
Lee Petty emerges as the winner of the first Daytona 500 race organized by NASCAR.
1980February 22, 1980:
The ice hockey team of the United States beats that of the Soviet Union in the Winter Olympics.
1997February 22, 1997:
The birth of the first clone of an adult mammal, named Dolly the Sheep is announced by British scientists at the Roslin Institute.
2011February 22, 2011:
Christchurch, New Zealand is hit by a massive earthquake following over five months of tremors.
2014February 22, 2014:
Protests by citizens lead to the impeachment of Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych.
2017February 22, 2017:
Jay-Z becomes a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame as the first rapper to be inducted.