February 22

February 22

Independence Day
Saint Lucia : February 22 1979

February 22
Independence Day of Saint Lucia from the United Kingdom (1979).
Washington's Birthday, celebrate George Washington's birthday on February 11, 1732. The different date is caused by the form of Julian calendar. (United States)
World Thinking Day, also known as "B.-P. day" or "Founder's Day" (World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts)

Events February 22

1819 – By the Adams-Onís Treaty, Spain sells Florida to the United States for five million U.S. dollars.
1848 – The French Revolution of 1848, which would lead to the establishment of the French Second Republic, begins.
1879 – In Utica, New York, Frank Woolworth opens the first of many of 5 and dime Woolworth stores.
1904 – The United Kingdom sells a meteorological station on the South Orkney Islands to Argentina, the islands are subsequently claimed by the United Kingdom in 1908.
1948 – Communist revolution in Czechoslovakia.
1958 – Egypt and Syria join to form the United Arab Republic.
1979 – Independence of Saint Lucia from the United Kingdom.
1986 – Start of the People Power Revolution in the Philippines.
1997 – In Roslin, Scotland, scientists announce that an adult sheep named Dolly has been successfully cloned.
2011 – An earthquake measuring 6.3 in magnitude strikes Christchurch, New Zealand, killing 185 people.

 

 

 

 

 



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