February 22 is the 53rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 312 days remaining until the end of the year. In the XX and XXI centuries, this day corresponds to February 9 of the Julian calendar.
What a holiday on February 22, 2021
This day marks the World Day of Reflection, International Day in Support of Crime Victims, and World Encephalitis Day.
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Memorable dates of February 22, anniversaries and events
In 1990, the British government published the Charter for Victims of Crime. Since then, many countries around the world have unofficially celebrated Victim Support Day on February 22 as a memorable date to draw attention to the problems of victims of crime.
In 1630, English colonists first tried popcorn, which was treated to an Indian named Quodequain.
In 1935, planes were banned from flying over the White House / photo UNIAN
In 1632, Galileo Galilei published his most important work, The Dialogue on the Two Most Important Systems of the World, Ptolemy and Copernicus, which influenced the development of further European science of astronomy.
In 1819, the Adams-Onis Treaty was signed in Washington, under which Florida moved from Spain to the United States: it was sold for $ 5 million.
In 1920, California first ran a dog for a mechanical hare.
In 1930, the first football match under electric lighting took place in the English town of Mansfield.
In 1935, planes were banned from flying over the residence of the President of the United States – the White House.
In 1946, Zelman Waxman discovered the antibiotic streptomycin. Waxman is an American microbiologist and biochemist. Laureate of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (1952). During the Nobel Prize, Arvid Volgren of the Carolingian Institute hailed Waxman as one of “humanity’s greatest benefactors.”
In 1983, the American Alex Chervinsky built a pyramid of 390 coins 4 meters high – a world record.
In 2000, the death penalty was abolished in Ukraine.
What a church holiday today
On February 22, the Orthodox Church honors the memory of Saints Pancratius of Pechersk and Nicephorus of Antioch. The people called this day Pancratius Day or Nicephorus Day, also called Laptev, because it was customary today to weave them.
What can’t be done today
Do not compliment women – they will lose their beauty, children cannot be praised yet – they will start to be lazy. If you find money on the road – do not pick up. They will not benefit you, but the trouble – they can.
Signs for February 22
Read alsoHolidays and weekends in Ukraine 2021: calendar for the whole yearFrom time immemorial there are weather signs on this day:
– as the cold will be the day and the next six – so the heat will be March;
– warmer – soon there will be severe frosts;
– a lot of snow on the trees – before warming;
– tree branches bent under the snow – to a good harvest.
February 22 birthday
Birthdays of Gennady, Innocent, John, Peter, Basil and Tikhon.
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