11 Things That Happened This Day In History - 22nd February

Christchurch Earthquake Appeal

Here is a note of 11 things that happened on this day in history

1. 1371 - Robert II succeeds to the throne of Scotland, beginning the Stuart dynasty

2. 1732 - George Washington, the First President of the United States, is born

3. 1956 - Elvis Presley enters the music charts for the first time with Heartbreak Hotel

4. 1963 - The Beatles form their Northern Music Publishing Company

5. 1972 - Five women and an army priest are killed in an IRA bomb attack on army premises at Aldershot Barracks, Hampshire

6. 1974 - An attempt is made to hijack a plane from the Baltimore-Washington International airport by Samuel Byck . The plan was to crash the plane into the White House and kill President Richard Nixon

7. 1989 - Tina Turner wins a Grammy for Best Female Rock Vocalist

8. 1991 - US President George HW Bush gives Iraq an ultimatum to pull out of Kuwait or face the full force of the allies

9. 1997 - A sheep named Dolly is cloned by scientists in Edinburgh and is hailed as one of the most significant breakthroughs of the decade

10. 2009 - Slumdog Millionaire wins eight Oscars

11.  2011 – An earthquake measuring 6.3 in magnitude strikes Christchurch, New Zealand, killing 185 people

Source: BBC, Wikipedia, historyorb.com, infoplease.com, history.co.uk, brainyhistory.com, on-this-day.com

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