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 This day in History - February 22
476 Historic Events for February 22
1857

Robert Baden-Powell, founder (Boy Scouts, Girl Guides)

Birth
1857

Heinrich Hertz, physicist, 1st to broadcast and receive radio waves

Birth
1858

Dion Boucicault's "Jessie Brown," premieres in NYC

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1860

Organized baseball played in SF for 1st time

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1860

Shoe-making workers of Lynn Ms, strike successfully for higher wages

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1861

On a bet Edward Weston leaves Boston to walk to Lincoln's inauguration

Event
1862

Karen Hulda Garborg[-Bergersen], Norwegian playwright (Mot Solen/Eli)

Birth
1864

Jules Renard, France, writer (Poil de Carotte)

Birth
1864

-27] Battle at Dalton Georgia

Event
1864

2nd/last day of Battle of Okolona, MS

Event
1864

Skirmish at Calfkiller Creek (Sparta) Tennessee

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1865

Battle of Wilmington, NC (Fort Anderson) occupied by Federals

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1865

Tennessee adopts a new constitution abolishing slavery

Event
1865

Otto Modersohn, German painter

Birth
1868

Henri Polak, union leader/politician (soc-dem)

Birth
1872

1st national convention of Prohibition Party (Columbus Ohio)

Event
1873

Muhammad Iqbal, Dutch East Indies lawyer/poet/philosopher

Birth
1875

Charles Lyell, British geologist (Elements of Geology), dies at 77

Death
1876

Johns Hopkins University opens

Event
1877

Yme C Schuitmaker, Dutch potato salesman/dramatist

Birth
1878

Greenback Labor Party forms (Toledo Ohio)

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1878

Franz Hunten, composer, dies at 84

Death
1879

1st 5› and 10› store opened by Frank W Woolworth (Utica NY)

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1879

Johannes Brínsted, Danish physical chemist (acid-base reactions)

Birth
1882

With 120 miles James Saunders wins NYC's 24 hour race and $100 prize

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