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February 22 Birthdays

George Washington
1732–1799, First American President.

Arthur Schopenhauer
philosopher (1788)

James Russell Lowell
poet, critic, and editor (1819)

Edna St. Vincent Millay
poet (1892)

Edward Kennedy
U.S. Senator (1932)

Jonathan Demme
director, producer, screenwriter (1944)

Julius Erving
basketball player (1950)

Drew Barrymore
actress (1975)

February 22 in History


Robert II succeeded to the throne of Scotland, beginning the Stuart dynasty.


Spain ceded Florida to the United States.


Frank Winfield Woolworth opened his first "Five Cent Store" in Utica, New York.


Calvin Coolidge made the first presidential radio broadcast from the White House.


Airplanes were no longer permitted to fly over the White House.


In a major upset, the U.S. Olympic hockey team defeated the Soviets 4–3 at Lake Placid, N.Y.

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