Thursday, February 22, 2024

History for February 22

History for February 22 -
George Washington (U.S.) 1732 - First President of the United States. 
  • 1819 - Spain ceded Florida to the United States.
  • 1879 - In Utica, NY, Frank W. Woolworth opened his first 5 and 10-cent store.
  • 1885 - The Washington Monument was officially dedicated in Washington, DC. It opened to the public in 1889.
  • 1973 - The U.S. and Communist China agreed to establish liaison offices.
  • 1994 - The U.S. Justice Department charged CIA agent, Aldrich Ames and his wife with selling national secrets to the Soviet Union. Ames was later convicted to life in prison. Ames' wife received a 5-year prison term.
  • 1997 - Scottish scientist Ian Wilmut and colleagues announced that an adult sheep had been successfully cloned. Dolly was actually born on July 5, 1996. Dolly was the first mammal to have been successfully cloned from an adult cell.

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