DayBird - February 22nd
1071 –Arnulf III, Count of Flanders (killed in battle) I have no idea who this guy is, neither does wikipedia. good name.
1819 – By the Adams-Onís Treaty, Spain sells Florida to the United States for five million, trillion, gagillion U.S. dollars.
1879 – In Utica, New York, Frank Woolworth opens the first of many of 5 and dime Woolworth stores. Remember the one where Maloney’s Tavern is now? My grandparents used to take me there, and later we would have lunch at Lindy’s Diner. I don’t care if you don't care.
1932- Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., was born in Boston, the youngest child of Joseph P. and Rose Kennedy.
1943 – World War II: Members of White Rose are found guilty of treason and executed by guillotine in Nazi Germany.
Christoph Probst, Hans Scholl and Sophie Scholl. RIP, nazi resistance kiddos.
1975 - Drew Barrymore born, continues to be gratingly vacuous.
1980 –In one of the most dramatic upsets in Olympic history, the underdog U.S. hockey team, made up of college players, defeats the four-time defending gold-medal winning Soviet team at the XIII Olympic Winter Games. Did anyone watch last night USA vs. Canada? Miller was awesome. There were 7 pairs of teammates on the two rosters. Brother against brother.
1987- Pop artist Andy Warhol died at age 58.
1994- The Justice Department charged 31-year CIA veteran Aldrich Ames and his wife, Rosario, with selling national security secrets to the Soviet Union.
1997 – In Roslin, Scotland, scientists announce that an adult sheep named Dolly had been successfully cloned.
2006 - Apple's iTunes store - sells 1 billionth song.