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February 22: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on February 22

February 22nd observes Be Humble Day and Cook a Sweet Potato Day.

We are now on the 53rd day of the year, congratulations for making it this far into 2021. There are 312 days left until next year.

Everyone who was born on February 22 shares the same zodiac sign, Pisces.

This day may have been a shady day in Britain with one of the country’s biggest crimes in its history taking place, but it has also been a day of great discovery and advancement.

Did you know that on this day in 1997, the Roslin Institute in Scotland announced that they had successfully cloned an adult sheep? The sheep Dolly was cloned from the cell of a 6-year-old ewe.

Keep reading for more facts about February 22nd in history!

What Happened On February 22 In History?

2018

Malaysia’s leader created uproar when he announced he favors quinoa over the national dish of rice.

Source NY Times
2018

Analysis of 65,000-year-old cave paintings in Spain revealed that Neanderthals were the first artists long before humans.

OTD in 2018: Analysis of 65
These paintings were made tens of thousands of years before humans arrived.
Source NY Times
2017

Transgender people were no longer allowed to use public toilets after Obama’s rule was rebuked by Donald Trump.

Source NY Times
2017

NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope discovered a star with seven Earth-sized planets orbiting it.

On this day it was announced in "Nature" Magazine that three of the planets were within a habitable zone.
Source NASA
2006

The UK’s biggest robbery happened where at least six thieves stole £53 million.

That's equivalent to $92.5 million USD, and it was stolen from the Securitas Depot, Tonbridge, Kent, UK. The robbery took 7 hours and more than 37 arrests were made in conjunction with the event.
1997

The first cloned animal from an adult animal cell was announced.

The Roslin Institute in Scotland successfully cloned, Dolly, a sheep.
Source EDN.com
1956

Elvis Presley’s “Heartbreak Hotel” debuted on the music charts. It is known as his first hit song.

1935

Planes were banned from passing over the White House.

But it wasn't for safety concerns. President Franklin D. Roosevelt banned air traffic crossing the White House so he could get a good night's sleep!
1892

Oscar Wilde’s “Lady Windermere” premiered at St James Theatre, London, UK.

1881

A 3,500 year-old Ancient Egyptian obelisk called “Cleopatra’s Needle” was erected in Central Park, New York, US.

OTD in 1881: A 3