On this day.... February 22

FEBRUARY 22

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL MARGARITA DAY
  • TODAY IS CALIFORNIA APPRECIATION DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL CHILI DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL COOK A SWEET POTATO DAY
  • TODAY IS THE FEAST DAY OF THE CHAIR OF PETER

BIRTHDAYS:

  • GEORGE WASHINGTON (1732-1799)
  • DON PARDO (1918-2014)
  • TED KENNEDY (1932-2009)
  • JONATHAN DEMME (1944-2017)
  • ROBERT KARDASHIAN (1944-2003)
  • JULIUS IRVING (1950, 68)
  • KYLE MCLACHLAN (1959, 59)
  • STEVE IRWIN (1962-2006)
  • JAMES BLUNT (1974, 44)
  • DREW BARRYMORE (1975, 43)
  • RAJON RONDO (1986, 32)

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 1630, SETTLERS EAT POPCORN FOR THE FIRST TIME. IT IS A GIFT FROM NATIVES
  • IN 1819, THE FLORIDA PURCHASE TREATY IS SIGNED, OFFICIALLY GRANTING FLORIDA TO THE UNITED STATES FROM SPAIN
  • IN 1854, THE REPUBLICAN PARTY HOLDS ITS FIRST MEETING
  • IN 1865, TENNESSEE ADOPTS A CONSTITUTION WHICH ABOLISHES SLAVERY
  • IN 1872, THE PROHIBITION PARTY HOLDS ITS FIRST MEETING
  • IN 1879, FRANK WOOLWORTH OPENS HIS FIRST STORE, SELLING ALL ITEMS FOR FIVE CENTS. THE STORE CLOSES ALMOST IMMEDIATELY, SO HE FINDS A NEW LOCATION AND TRIES AGAIN TO OPEN WHAT WOULD BECOME THE FLAGSHIP WOOLWORTH’S STORE
  • IN 1889, PRESIDENT CLEVELAND SIGNS A BILL ADMITTING THE DAKOTAS, WASHINGTON AND MONTANA TO THE UNION
  • IN 1907, THE FIRST METERED CABS BEGIN SERVICE IN LONDON, ENGLAN
  • IN 1928, THE KU KLUX KLAN ANNOUNCE THEY WILL NO LONGER WEAR HOODS AND MASKS AND THEY WILL CHANGE THEIR NAME TO THE “KNIGHTS OF THE GREEN FOREST”
  • IN 1934, FRANK CAPRA’S “IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT” OPENS
  • IN 1935, THE NO FLY ZONE OVER THE WHITE HOUSE IS ESTABLISHED
  • IN 1943, THE USS IOWA IS COMMISSIONED AND BECOMES THE ONLY NAVY SHIP WITH A BATH TUB, FITTED FOR PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT WHO COULDN’T USE A SHOWER
  • IN 1956, “THE CONQUERER” OPENS. WIDELY CONSIDERED THE WORST FILM RELEASED IN THE 50’S, IT STARS JOHN WAYNE AS GENGHIS KHAN. SHOT DOWNWIND OF A NUCLEAR TEST SITE, IT IS ALSO CONSIDERED THE CAUSE OF CANCER AND DEATH OF MANY CAST AND CREW MEMBERS.
  • IN 1968, GENESIS RELEASES ITS FIRST SINGLE “SILENT SUN”
  • IN 1972, PRESIDENT NIXON MEETS WITH CHINESE PREMIERE ZHOU ENLAI IN CHINA
  • IN 1975, THE AVERAGE WHITE BAND GOES TO #1 ON THE SINGLES CHART WITH “PICK UP THE PIECES” AND #1 ON THE ALBUM CHART WITH “AWB” ON THE SAME DAY
  • IN 1978, THE POLICE DYE THEIR HAIR BLOND TO DO A COMMERCIAL FOR WRIGLEY’S CHEWING GUM
  • IN 1980, MIKE ERUZIONE SCORES THE WINNING GOAL IN THE “MIRACLE ON ICE”, THE 1980 OLYMPIC HOCKEY VICTORY OF THE USA OVER THE USSR
  • IN 1984, DAVID THE BUBBLE BOY DIES AT 12
  • IN 1987, ANDY WARHOL HAS A HEART ATTACK DURING A GALL BLADDER OPERATION AND DIES AT 58
  • IN 1989, DJ JAZZY JEFF AND THE FRESH PRINCE (WILL SMITH) WIN THE FIRST EVER GRAMMY AWARD FOR BEST RAP  FOR “PARENTS JUST DON’T UNDERSTAND”
  • IN 1990, MILLI VANILLI WINS THE GRAMMY AWARD FOR BEST NEW ARTIST FOR “GIRL YOU KNOW IT’S TRUE”. IT IS LATER REVOKED WHEN ITS REVEALED THEY DIDN’T SING
  • IN 1996, HALLE BARRY DIVORCES BASEBALL STAR DAVID JUSTICE
  • IN 1997, THE ROSLIN INSTITUTE OF SCOTLAND ANNOUNCES IT HAS SUCCESSFULLY CLONED DOLLY THE SHEEP
  • IN 1997, JENNIFER LOPEZ MARRIES HER FIRST HUSBAND, OJANI NOA AT 27
  • IN 1997, NO DOUBT GOES TO #1 WITH “DON’T SPEAK”
  • IN 2004, USHER GOES TO #1 ON THE SINGLES CHART WITH “YEAH”
  • IN 2004, NORAH JONES SCORES THE #1 ALBUM WITH “FEELS LIKE HOME”
  • IN 2004, HBO AIRS THE FINAL EPISODE OF “SEX IN THE CITY”


  • IN 2008, PAMELA ANDERSON DIVORCES RICK SALOMON AFTER ONLY TWO MONTHS
  • IN 2009, HEATH LEDGER POSTHUMOUSLY WINS BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR AT THE OSCARS FOR HIS ROLE AS THE JOKER IN “THE DARK KNIGHT”
  • IN 2014, THE UKRAINE PARLIAMENT REMOVES VIKTOR YANUKOVYCH FROM POWER
  • IN 2017, PRESIDENT TRUMP OVER TURNS PRESIDENT OBAMA’S EXECUTIVE ORDER ON TRANSGENDER RIGHTS TO USE PUBLIC BATHROOMS

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