History February 22nd

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  1. mscbkc070904

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    0896 - Pope Formosa crowned king Arnulf of Karinthie/French emperor
    1071 - Battle of Cassel-Robert I the Frisian defeats Arnulf III/I
    1281 - Simon de Brion elected Pope Martinus IV
    1288 - Girolamo Masci elected Pope Nicolas IV
    1300 - Pope Boniface VIII delegates degree
    1349 - Jews are expelled from Zurich Switzerland
    1495 - French King Charles VIII enters Naples to claim crown
    1630 - Indians introduce pilgrims to popcorn, at Thanksgiving
    1656 - New Amsterdam granted a Jewish burial site
    1744 - Battle at Toulon: English-French and Spanish fleet
    1746 - French troops conquer Brussels
    1774 - English House of Lords rules authors do not have perpetual copyright
    1775 - Jews expelled from outskirts of Warsaw Poland
    1784 - 1st US ship to trade with China, "Empress of China," sails from NY
    1819 - Spain renounces claims to Oregon Country, Florida (Adams-On¡s Treaty)
    1821 - Spain sells (east) Florida to United States for $5 million
    1825 - Russia and Britain establish Alaska-Canada boundary
    1835 - HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin leave Valdivia Chile
    1847 - Battle of Buena Vista: US troops beat Mexican army
    1854 - 1st meeting of Republican Party (Michigan)
    1865 - Tennessee adopts a new constitution abolishing slavery
    1872 - 1st national convention of Prohibition Party (Columbus Ohio)
    1876 - Johns Hopkins University opens
    1889 - Dakotas, Montana and Washington admitted to union - Pres Cleveland signs bill to admit Dakotas, Montana and Washington state
    1900 - Hawaii became a US territory
    1903 - Due to drought the US side of Niagara Falls runs short of water
    1907 - 1st cabs with taxi meters begin operating in London
    1909 - Great White Fleet, 1st US fleet to circle the globe, returns to Va
    1912 - J Vedrines makes 1st airplane flight over 100 mph-161.29 kph
    1915 - Germany begins "unrestricted" submarine war
    1917 - German Navy torpedoes 7 Dutch ships
    1918 - Germany claims Baltic states, Finland and Ukraine from Russia
    1920 - 1st artificial rabbit used at a dog race track (Emeryville Calif)
    1922 - Congress authorizes Grant Memorial $1 gold coin
    1923 - Transcontinental airmail service begins
    1924 - 1st presidential radio address (Calvin Coolidge)
    1928 - 1st solo England to Australia flight lands (Bert Hinkler)
    1932 - Purple Heart award reinstituted
    1933 - G”ring forms SA/SS-police, shoots 40-50
    1935 - Airplanes are no longer permitted to fly over the White House
    1941 - Arthur T "Bomber" Harris becomes British Air Marshal
    1941 - #@!&% SS begin rounding up Jews of Amsterdam
    1945 - Arab League froms (Cairo)
    1948 - Arabs bomb attack in Jerusalem, 50 die
    1956 - Elvis Presley's 1st hit in Billboard's top 10: "Heartbreak Hotel"
    1958 - Egypt and Syria form United Arab Republic (UAR)
    1959 - 1st Daytona 500 auto race-Lee Petty wins (135.521 MPH)
    1965 - USSR launches Kosmos 57 into earth orbit (Voskhod Test)
    1966 - Soviets launch Kosmos 110 with Veterok and Ugolek, 1st 2-dog crew
    1967 - 25,000 US and S Vietnamese troops launched Operation Junction City, offensive to smash Viet Cong stronghold near Cambodian border
    1971 - Lt Gen Hafiz al-Assad becomes President of Syria
    1972 - Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani becomes Amir and Prime Minister of Qatar
    1972 - President Nixon, meets with Chinese Premier Chou En-Lai in Beijing
    1973 - US and China agree to establish liaison offices in Beijing and Wash DC
    1979 - St Lucia gains independence from Britain
    1980 - Afghanistan declares martial law
    1983 - Hindus kill 3000 Moslems in Assam, India
    1989 - Fins ministry of Public health installs sex vacation to thwart stress
    1989 - US authors demonstrate against Iranian death threats against Salman Rushdee, author of "Satanic Rituals"
    1991 - Bush and US Gulf War allies give Iraq 24 hrs to begin Kuwait withdrawal
    1992 - Rockers Kurt Corbin (Nirvana) and Courtney Love (Hole), wed
    1995 - Steve Fossett completes 1st air balloon over Pacific Ocean (9600 km)
    1996 - STS 75 (Columbia 19), launches into orbit