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February 22nd In Pop Culture History

1620 - Popcorn was introduced to the English colonists by an Indian named Quadequina.

1632 - Galileo's Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems was published.

1759 - Today is the day that middle class 27 year old George Washington married rich widow (also 27) Martha Dandridge Curtis, and became a wealthy man (he was already a war hero).

1819 - Spanish minister Do Luis de Onis and U.S. Secretary of State John Quincy Adams signed the Florida Purchase Treaty, giving the United States control of all of Florida.

1855 - Pennsylvania State University was founded in State College, Pennsylvania (as the Farmers' High School of Pennsylvania)

1879 - The first F.W. Woolworth's 5 & Dime opened in Utica, NY. It became the first chain store.

1892 - Lady Windermere's Fan, by Oscar Wilde, was first performed at the St James's Theatre in London.

1924 - President Calvin Coolidge delivered the first presidential radio broadcast from the White House.

1934 - It Happened One Night premiered in theaters.

1956 - Elvis Presley debuted on the music charts with Heartbreak Hotel.

1959 - Lee Petty defeated Johnny Beauchamp in a photo finish at the brand new Daytona International Speedway in Florida to win the first-ever Daytona 500.

1960 - # 1 Hit February 22, 1960 - April 24, 1960: Percy Faith - Theme from 'A Summer Place'

1974 - Samuel Byrck unsuccessfully attempted to assassinate President Richard Nixon.

1975 - # 1 Hit February 22, 1975 - February 28, 1975: Average White Band - Pick Up the Pieces

1978 - Rock band The Police appeared in a television commercial for Wrigley's chewing gum

1980 - The 'Miracle on Ice' - The US Men's Hockey Team won a 4-3 victory over the Soviet Union at the Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, New York. Two days later, the Americans went on to beat Finland and take home the gold medal.

1990 - Best New Artist Grammy was awarded to song and dance performers Milli Vanilli.

1997 - # 1 Hit February 22, 1997 - March 21, 1997: Spice Girls - Wannabe

2006 - iTunes sold it's BILLIONTH music download. 16 year old Alex Ostrovsky of West Bloomfield, bought "Speed of Sound" by Coldplay. He later got a phone call from Steve Jobs and won a lot of iPod and Mac stuff.

2006 - At least six men staged Britain's biggest bank robbery ever stealing the equivalent of 92 million American dollars from a security depot in Tonbridge, Kent.

February 22, 2012 - PlayStation Vita released, Video Game Console.

February 22nd Celebrity Birthdays

Learned At The Movies:

George Washington (1732)
Marguerite Clark (1883, d.1940)
"Chico" Marx (1891)
Enid Markey (1896)
Dwight Frye (1899, d.1943)
George O'Hara (1899, d.1966)
Mildred Davis (1901)
Luis Sandi (1905)
Gale Gordon (1906)
Robert Young (1907, d.1928)
Sheldon Leonard (1907, d.1997)
John Millls (1908, d.2005)
Al Sears (1910)
Dan Seymour (1915)
Don Pardo (1918)
Del Wood (1920)
,Giulietta Massina (1921)
David Greene (1921, d.2003)
Edward Gorey (1925)
Bud Yorkin (1926)
Kenneth Williams (1926, d.1988)
Donald May (1927)
Bruce Forsyth (1928)
Paul Dooley (1928)
Marni Nixon (1929)
James Hong (1929)
Rebecca Schull (1929)
Allison Hayes (1930)
Ted Kennedy (1932)
Ernie K Doe (1936)
Bobby Hendricks (1938)
Julian Chagrin (1940)
Christine Keeler (1942)
Louise Lopez (1943)
E J Peaker (1944)
Jonathan Demme (1944)
Robert Kardashian (1944, d.2003)
Oliver (1945)
Leslie Charleson (1945)
John Ashton (1948)
Julius Erving (1950)
Ellen Greene (1950)
Julie Walters (1950)
Miou-Miou (1950)
Graham Lewis (1953)
Nigel Planer (1953)
Kyle MacLachlan (1958)
Susan Benjamin (1959)
Debbie Linden (1961)
Don Van Spall (1961)
Michael Wilton (1962)
Steve Irwin (1962, d.2006)
Pebbles Flintstone (1963)
Jim Wicek (1964)
Dean Karr (1965)
Thorsten Kaye (1966)
Rachel Dratch (1966)
Jeri Ryan (1968)
Bradley Nowell (1968, d.1996)
Thomas Jane (1969)
Byron Stoud (1969)
Clinton Kelly (1969)
Lea Salonga (1971)
Kimberly Davies (1973)
James Blunt (1974)
Drew Barrymore (1975)
David Lopez (1979)
Jessica Kiper (1979)
Dichen Lachman (1982)
Jenna Haze (1982)
Venetian Princess Internet (1984)
Miko Hughes (1986)
It's easy for anyone to land a plane providing there is someone to talk you down.

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