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This Day in History: February 22


February 22: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?

(Page last edited 10/12/2017)

  1. 1819 - By the Adams-Onís Treaty, Spain sells Florida to the United States for five million U.S. dollars.
  2. 1889 - United States President Grover Cleveland signs a bill admitting North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana and Washington as U.S. states.
  3. 1924 - U.S. President Calvin Coolidge becomes the first President to deliver a radio broadcast from the White House.
  4. 1980 - Miracle on Ice: In Lake Placid, New York, the United States hockey team defeats the Soviet Union hockey team 4-3.
  5. 1997 - In Roslin, Scotland, scientists announce that an adult sheep named Dolly has been successfully cloned.
  6. 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)

For famous birthdays and other daily events in history, visit our Daily Dose Activities.

Click Here for Yesterday in History: February 21

Click Here for Tomorrow in History: February 23

For more history resources on Internet 4 Classrooms, visit our Social Studies and History index. For Pre K-8th Grade Level History and Social Studies Resources, visit our Grade Level Index.

 

 

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