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Importance of 22nd February in History

Know all Events, anniversaries, death, born that makes 22nd February special in the world history.

2006
Britain's biggest robbery took place, £53 million was stolen from a security depot in Kent.
Great Britain
1998
Death of Abraham Ribicoff, American politician .
United States
1979
Saint Lucia became independent from the UK
Saint Lucia
1959
The first Daytona 500 NASCAR race took place at Daytona Beach, Florida
United States
1959
Death of Maxwell Anderson, Pulitzer Prize-winning American playwright
United States
1947
Death of Harry Kendall Thaw whose hedonistic squandering of his inherited multi-million dollar fortune is credited with the coining of the word playboy.
1943
Deaths of Hans & Sophie Scholl and Christopher Probst, beheaded for distributing anti Nazi literature in Munich.
Germany
1924
President Calvin Coolidge made the first radio broadcast by a US president.
United States
1908
Birth of Sir John Mills, British actor .
Great Britain
1889
Birth of Olave Baden-Powell, founder of the Girl Guide movement.
Great Britain
1882
Birth of Eric Gill, sculptor and typeface designer.
Great Britain
1879
The first Five & Dime Woolworth store opened, in Utica, New York.
United States
1875
Death of Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, French painter.
France
1857
Birth of Robert Baden-Powell, founder of the Boy Scout movement.
Great Britain
1810
Birth of Frédéric Chopin, Polish composer.
Poland
1797
French invade Fishguard, the last time the UK was invaded; all the invaders were captured within two days, the heroine of the event a doughty Pembrokeshire lady called Jemima Nicholas
France
1732
Birth of George Washington, first US President.
United States
1709
Death of François Louis de Bourbon, Prince of Conti, French military officer
France
1651
15,000 people drowned in Germany after a storm surge that became known as the St Peter's Flood
Germany
0606
Death of Pope Sabinianus
Italy
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