February 22: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
(Page last edited 10/12/2017)
- 1819 - By the Adams-Onís Treaty, Spain sells Florida to the United States for five million U.S. dollars.
- 1889 - United States President Grover Cleveland signs a bill admitting North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana and Washington as U.S. states.
- 1924 - U.S. President Calvin Coolidge becomes the first President to deliver a radio broadcast from the White House.
- 1980 - Miracle on Ice: In Lake Placid, New York, the United States hockey team defeats the Soviet Union hockey team 4-3.
- 1997 - In Roslin, Scotland, scientists announce that an adult sheep named Dolly has been successfully cloned.
- Famous Birthdays: Ramesses II (Egyptian pharaoh), George Washington (American general and politician, 1st President of the United States), Frédéric Chopin (Polish composer and pianist), Heinrich Hertz (German physicist), Renato Dulbecco (Italian virologist, Nobel Prize laureate)
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