FEBRUARY 22 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

1632 – Galileo‘s Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems was published on the 22nd February 1632.

1879 – Frank Woolworth opened the first 5 and dime Woolworth store on the 22nd February 1879, Utica, New York,

1949 – Niki Lauda the Austrian race car driver was born on the 22nd February 1949.

1962 – Steve Irwin the Australian zoologist and television host was born on the 22nd February 1962 (d. 2006).

1997 – In Roslin, Scotland, scientists announced on the 22nd February 1997 that an adult sheep named Dolly had been successfully cloned.

2011 – An earthquake measuring 6.3 in magnitude hit Christchurch in New Zealand on the 22nd February 2011, killing 185 people.

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