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On This Day: February 22nd

This is 53rd day of the year and 312 days remain in the year.

in history
1371
Robert II succeeded to the throne of Scotland, beginning the Stuart dynasty.
1819
1879
Frank Winfield Woolworth opened his first "Five Cent Store" in Utica, New York.
1924
Calvin Coolidge made the first presidential radio broadcast from the White House.
1935
Airplanes were no longer permitted to fly over the White House.
1980
In a major upset, the U.S. Olympic hockey team defeated the Soviets 4–3 at Lake Placid, N.Y.
February 22 BirthdaysGeorge Washington1732–1799, First American President.
Julius Ervingbasketball player
Edna St. Vincent Millaypoet
James Russell Lowellpoet, critic, and editor
Edward KennedyU.S. Senator
Jonathan Demmedirector, producer, screenwriter
Drew Barrymoreactress
Arthur Schopenhauerphilosopher



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