Wednesday, February 22, 2012

February 22 in History

February 22 is the 53rd day of the year. There are 313 days remaining until the end of the year.
  • 1632 – Galileo’s “Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems” was published.
  • 1732 – George Washington, first President of the US, was born. He died in 1799.
  • 1819 – Spain sold Florida to the US for five million US dollars.
  • 1853 – Washington University in St. Louis was founded as Eliot Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri.
  • 1855 – Pennsylvania State University was founded in State College, Pennsylvania as the Farmers’ High School of Pennsylvania.
  • 1856 – The Republican Party opened its first national meeting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
  • 1879 – In Utica, New York, Frank Woolworth opened the first of his Woolworth stores.
  • 1889 – North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, and Washington were admitted to the US.
  • 1924 – Calvin Coolidge became the 1st US President to deliver a radio address from the White House.
  • 1997 – In Roslin, Scotland, scientists announced that an adult sheep named Dolly had been successfully cloned.

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