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Like today, February 22nd


1371: Robert II becomes King of Scotland beginning the Stuart dynasty.

1630: The Indian Quandekina introduces popcorn to British settlers.

1821: Alexandros Ypsilantis crosses Pruthos to proclaim the Revolution in Moldavia.

1822: Revolution of Naoussa against the Ottomans.

1848: The “February Revolution” broke out in France, which led to the dissolution of the Julian Monarchy and the establishment of the Second French Republic.

1862: Jefferson Davis is officially sworn in as President of the Confederate States of America in Richmond, Virginia. He was sworn in as interim president on February 18, 1861.

1889: The President of the United States, Grover Cleveland, signs a bill that makes North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana and Washington US states.

1904: The United Kingdom sells a meteorological station in Argentina in the South Orcades. The islands would then be claimed by the United Kingdom in 1908.

1907: The first taxi, equipped with a taximeter, makes its appearance on the streets of London.

1913: In Mexico, the army assassinates President Francisco Madero and Vice President Pino Suarez.

1917: Strike mobilizations break out in Russia, which will lead to the “February Revolution” and the end of Tsarist rule, with the overthrow of Nicholas II.

1932: Adolf Hitler is running for president of Germany.

1940: The five-year-old Dalai Lama is enthroned in Tibet.

1943: Sophie Sol, Hans Sol and Christoph Probst, members of the “White Rose” resistance organization, are being executed in Nazi Germany.

1944: US warplanes mistakenly bomb the Dutch cities of Nijmegen, Arnhem and Enschede, killing at least 800 people in the first.

1958: Egypt and Syria unite and form the United Arab Republic.

1966: Aristides Pagratidis, the “dragon of Sheikh Sou”, is sentenced to death and life imprisonment for four times for three murders and two robberies.

1972: The official Irish Republican Army detonates a car bomb in Aldershot barracks, killing 7 people and injuring 19 others.

1974: The summit of the Organization of the Islamic Conference begins in Lahore, Pakistan. 37 countries are present and 22 heads of state and government are participating. It also recognizes Bangladesh.

1986: The three-member Court of Appeal of Piraeus acquits the five guards, who were considered at first instance responsible for the tragedy of “Gate 7” at the Karaiskaki stadium and were sentenced to 10 years in prison.

1989: The new Onassis Award is instituted under the name “Delphi” for man and the environment.

1992: In Melbourne, Australia, more than 100,000 Greek expatriates are taking part in a rally in favor of the Greekness of Macedonia.

1993: The “Orchestra of Colors” under the direction of its founder, Manos Hadjidakis, gives a protest concert against neo-Nazism with works by Vail, Liszt and Bartok at the Athens Concert Hall. The program of the concert contains a text – manifesto of the great Greek composer entitled “Thoughts and remarks on the revived phenomenon of neo-Nazism”.

1993: The UN Security Council decides to establish an International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.

1994: In the United States, CIA official Aldrich Ames is arrested along with his wife on charges of spying for the USSR and Russia.

1997: In Scotland, British scientists announce the existence of Dolly, a cloned adult sheep.

2002: Angolan politician and rebel leader Jonas Savibi is killed in a military ambush.

2003: Tragic accident with a bus of the KTEL Thessaloniki to Athens. The bus fell into the icy waters of the river Aliakmonas. Sixteen people were killed – including the bus driver – and five others were injured. Experts spoke of slippery roads and worn tires.

2006: The largest robbery in the history of Great Britain is taking place. A group of at least six people is stealing 53 53 million from a security warehouse.

2009: For the second time in less than three years, criminals Vassilis Paleokostas and Alket Rizai escape from Korydallos Prison by helicopter.

2013: Athens is being hit by the worst storm in decades, causing floods and property damage. A young girl loses her life and dozens are injured.

2015: Serious incidents occur before the start of the match Panathinaikos – Olympiakos for the Super League, with the invasion of fans of the “clover” in the field.

Births

1161 – Pope Innocent III

1403 – Charles VII, King of France

1732 – George Washington, first president of the United States

1788 – Arthur Schopenhauer, German philosopher

1857 – Robert Biden-Powell, English soldier and founder of Scouting

1857 – Heinrich Hertz, German physicist

1879 – Johannes Nicholas Bronstedt, Danish chemist

1886 – Hugo Ball, German writer

1892 – Edna Vincent Miley, American poet

1900 – Luis Buιuel, Spanish director

1921 – Mohammad Nur Ahmad Etemadi, Afghan politician

1922 – Lakis Santas, Greek resistance fighter

1925 – Edward Gori, American illustrator

1928 – Grigoris Afxentiou, fighter of EOKA

1932 – Ted Kennedy, American politician

1937 – George Pantzas, Greek actor

1938 – Karin Dor, German actress

1941 – George Arvanitis, Greek cinematographer

1943 – Horst Keller, German politician

1944 – Vassilis Bougiouklakis, Greek actor

1944 – Jonathan Demi, American director

1949 – Nicky Launda, Austrian racing driver and businessman

1950 – Julius Irving, American basketball player

1959 – Kyle McLachlan, American actor

1962 – Steve Irwin, Australian naturalist and television presenter

1974 – James Blunt, English songwriter

1975 – Drew Barrymore, American actress

1979 – Brett Emerton, Australian footballer

1982 – Gina Hayes, American pornographic actress

1984 – Branislav Ivanovic, Serbian footballer

1985 – George Printezis, Greek basketball player

1987 – Sergio Romero, Argentine footballer

1988 – Kevin Borle, Belgian athlete

Deaths

970 – Garcia Sanchez I, King of Pamplona

1071 – Arnulf III, Earl of Flanders

1111 – Roger I, Duke of Puglia

1371 – David II, King of Scotland

1512 – Amerigo Vespucci, Italian explorer

1687 – Francesco Lana de Tertzi, Italian mathematician and engineer

1797 – Charles Frederick Jerome von Minhausen, German nobleman

1875 – Jean-Baptiste Camille Coro, French painter

1875 – Charles Lyell, Scottish geologist

1903 – Hugo Wolf, Austrian composer

1913 – Ferdinand de Saussure, Swiss linguist

1939 – Antonio Matsado, Spanish poet

1942 – August von Parseval, German engineer

1943 – Sophie Sol, German resistance fighter

1949 – Dimitris Paparigas, Greek trade unionist

1956 – Alexandros Svolos, Greek lawyer and politician

1957 – Kyriakos Varvaresos, Greek politician

1966 – Dimitrios Pappas, Greek politician

1973 – Katina Paxinou, Greek actress

1980 – Oscar Kokoska, Austrian artist

1981 – George Economopoulos, Greek lawyer

1985 – Lucas G. Carrer, Greek politician

1987 – Andy Warhol, American artist

1992 – Markos Vafiadis, Greek politician

1999 – Dinos Egolfopoulos, Greek baritone

2001 – Dimitrios Keltemlidis, Greek politician

2004 – Irina Pres, Soviet athlete

2017 – Nikos Koundouros, Greek director

2017 – Themis Manesis, Greek actor

2020 – Kiki Dimoula, Greek poet



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