This Day in Historical past: Feb. 22

On on this level in time, Feb. 22 … 

1980: The “Miracle on Ice” takes web swear in Lake Placid, N.Y., as the United States Olympic hockey crew upsets the Soviets, 4-3. (The U.S. crew would plod on to possess the gold medal.)

Also on on this level in time:

1630: English colonists within the Massachusetts Bay Colony first sample popcorn delivered to them by a Native American named Quadequina for their Thanksgiving party.

1732: The essential president of the United States, George Washington, is born in Westmoreland County within the Virginia Colony.

1862: Jefferson Davis, already the provisional president of the Confederacy, is inaugurated for a six-year length of time following his election in November 1861.

1909: The Tall White Hasty, a naval job pressure sent on a spherical-the-world voyage by President Theodore Roosevelt, returns after bigger than a year at sea.

1935: It becomes unlawful for airplanes to soar over the White Home.

1959: The inaugural Daytona 500 tear is held; even supposing Johnny Beauchamp is at the foundation declared the winner, the victory would maybe well be awarded to Lee Petty.

1965: Worn Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter dies in Washington D.C.

1967: Greater than 25,000 U.S. and South Vietnamese troops launched Operation Junction Metropolis, aimed at smashing a Vietcong stronghold shut to the Cambodian border. 

1974: Pakistan formally recognizes Bangladesh (formerly East Pakistan).

1984: David Vetter, a 12-year-ragged Texas boy who’d spent most of his existence in a plastic bubble which potential that of he had no immunity to illness, dies 15 days after being removed from the bubble for a bone-marrow transplant.

Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol

1987: Artist Andy Warhol dies at a Original York Metropolis health center at age 58.

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FILE (AP Photo/Paul Clements, File) UK OUT

1997: Scientists in Scotland train they succeeded in cloning an adult mammal, producing a lamb named “Dolly.” (Dolly, on the other hand, would maybe well be put apart down after a instant existence marred by premature growing old and illness.)

2009: “Slumdog Millionaire” wins simplest image and 7 diverse Academy Awards; the slack Heath Ledger wins one of the very best supporting actor Oscar for “The Sad Knight.”

2014: On the Sochi Olympics, Marit Bjoergen becomes the most adorned female Winter Olympian in history, worthwhile her sixth profession gold medal by leading a Norwegian sweep within the women folks’s 30-kilometer nasty-country tear. 

2018: Defying his supporters within the Nationwide Rifle Affiliation, President Trump says the nation need to support assault rifles out of the hands of anyone below 21.

2018: Authorities announced that the armed officer who became on duty at the Parkland, Fla. college the put a shooter killed 17 of us never went into the constructing to select out the gunman.

2018: A gargantuan jury indicts Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens on a criminal heed of invasion of privacy for allegedly taking a compromising photograph of a woman with whom he had an affair in 2015; Greitens responds that he made a mistake nevertheless committed no crime. (He would resign on June 1 while going thru potential impeachment over allegations of sexual and political misconduct.)

2018: The U.S. women folks’s hockey crew obtained the gold medal at the Winter Olympics in South Korea, beating Canada 3-2 after a shootout tiebreaker.