Today in History, English
Today in History, English

20281February 22Event1995 – The Corona reconnaissance satellite program, in existence from 1959 to 1972, is declassified.
20282February 22Event1997 – In Roslin, Scotland, scientists announce that an adult sheep named Dolly has been successfully cloned.
20283February 22Event2002 – Angolan political and rebel leader Jonas Savimbi is killed in a military ambush.
20284February 22Event2006 – At least six men stage Britain's biggest robbery, stealing £53m (about $92.5 million or €78 million) from a Securitas depot in Tonbridge, Kent.
20285February 22Event2011 – New Zealand's second deadliest earthquake strikes Christchurch, killing 185 people.
20286February 22Event2011 – Bahraini uprising: Tens of thousands of people march in protest against the deaths of seven victims killed by police and army forces during previous protests.
20287February 22Event2012 – A train crash in Buenos Aires, Argentina, kills 51 people and injures 700 others.
20288February 22Event2014 – President Viktor Yanukovych of Ukraine is impeached by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine by a vote of 328-0, fulfilling a major goal of the Euromaidan rebellion.
20289February 22Event2015 – A ferry carrying 100 passengers capsizes in the Padma River, killing 70 people.
20290February 22Birth1040 – Rashi, French rabbi and author (d. 1105)
20291February 22Birth1403 – Charles VII of France (d. 1461)
20292February 22Birth1440 – Ladislaus the Posthumous, Hungarian king (d. 1457)
20293February 22Birth1500 – Rodolfo Pio da Carpi, Italian cardinal (d. 1564)
20294February 22Birth1514 – Tahmasp I, Iranian ruler (d. 1576)
20295February 22Birth1645 – Johann Ambrosius Bach, German violinist and composer (d. 1695)
20296February 22Birth1645 – Johann Christoph Bach, German pianist and composer (d. 1693)
20297February 22Birth1705 – Peter Artedi, Swedish ichthyologist and zoologist (d. 1735)
20298February 22Birth1732 – George Washington, American general and politician, 1st President of the United States (d. 1799)
20299February 22Birth1749 – Johann Nikolaus Forkel, German musician and musicologist (d. 1818)
20300February 22Birth1756 – Georg Friedrich von Martens, German jurist and diplomat (d. 1821)
20301February 22Birth1761 – Erik Tulindberg, Finnish violinist and composer (d. 1814)
20302February 22Birth1778 – Rembrandt Peale, American painter and curator (d. 1860)
20303February 22Birth1779 – Joachim Nicolas Eggert, Swedish composer and musical director (d. 1813)
20304February 22Birth1788 – Arthur Schopenhauer, German philosopher and author (d. 1860)
20305February 22Birth1796 – Alexis Bachelot, French priest and missionary (d. 1837)
20306February 22Birth1796 – Adolphe Quetelet, Belgian mathematician, astronomer, and sociologist (d. 1874)
20307February 22Birth1806 – Józef Kremer, Polish historian and philosopher (d. 1875)
20308February 22Birth1810 – Frédéric Chopin, Polish pianist and composer (d. 1849)
20309February 22Birth1817 – Carl Wilhelm Borchardt, German mathematician and academic (d. 1880)
20310February 22Birth1819 – James Russell Lowell, American poet and critic (d. 1891)

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