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 This day in History - February 22
476 Historic Events for February 22
1937

Samuel Whitbread, English brewer/multi-millionaire

Birth
1937

Tommy Aaron, Gainesville GA, PGA golfer (1973 Masters)

Birth
1938

Bobby Hendricks, US soul vocalist (Itchy Twitchy Feeling)

Birth
1938

Ishmael Reed, US, author (Last Days of Louisiana Red)

Birth
1939

Netherlands recognizes Franco-regime in Spain

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1939

Steve Barber, pitcher (Balt Orioles, NY Yankees)

Birth
1940

Johnson P Mlambo, South African leader (Pan-African Congress)

Birth
1940

Chet Walker, NBA all-star forward (Chicago Bulls)

Birth
1940

Finnish troops vacate Koivisto island

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1940

German air force sinks 2 German destroyers, killing 578

Event
1940

Julian Chagrin, London, mime/actor (Golddiggers)

Birth
1941

Arthur T "Bomber" Harris becomes British Air Marshal

Event
1941

German assault on El Agheila Libya

Event
1941

Nazi SS begin rounding up Jews of Amsterdam

Event
1941

Roy Harris' "Ballad of a Railroad Man," premieres

Event
1941

Paul Creston's 1st Symphony, premieres

Event
1941

IG Farben decides building Buna-Werke in Auschwitz Concentration Camp

Event
1943

Louise Lopez, singer

Birth
1943

Tom Van Arsdale, NBA all-star (Detroit, Cincinnati, KC-Omaha, Phil)

Birth
1943

Dick Van Arsdale, NBA all-star (NY Knicks, Phoenix Suns)

Birth
1943

Christoph Probst, German resistance fighter (That Weisse Rose), dies

Death
1943

Sophie Scholl, German resistance fighter (Die Weisse Rose), beheaded

Death
1943

David E Skaggs, (Rep-D-Colorado)

Birth
1943

Hans Scholl, German resistance fighter (White Rose), beheaded at 24

Death
1944

E J Peaker, Tulsa Okla, actress (That's Life)

Birth