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Subject: [Q-R] Today In History February 22
Date: Sun, 22 Feb 2004 10:46:39 EST


Feb. 22, 1630 Native American, Quadequine introduces popcorn to the English
colonists
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Feb. 22, 1819 Spain cedes Florida to the US for 5 million dollars
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Feb. 22, 1847 The Battle of Buena Vista-Mexican/American War
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Feb. 22, 1732 (new style-Gregorian Calendar) Happy Birthday George Washington
Feb. 11, 1732 (old style-Julian Calendar, which was in use at the time of his
birth) George was born at Westmoreland County, Virginia
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Feb. 22, 1810 Happy Birthday Frederic Chopin-Polish composer born at Zelazowa
Wola, Poland
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Feb. 22, 1512 Amerigo Vespucci dies at age 58
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Feb 22, 1676 Three hundred Indians attack Medfield, Massachusetts. Twenty
settlers killed and many taken captive
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Feb. 22, 1813 Lt. Col. Red George MacDonnell leads 400 Prescott, Ontario
militia and Glengarry infantry on a pre-dawn raid on (Ogdensburgh, then) and
now(Ogdensburg), N.Y., in retaliation for the Feb. 6th attack on Brockville, Ontario
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Feb. 22, 1370 Robert ll becomes King of Scotland
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Feb. 22, Its Mothers Day in India
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Feb. 22, Is Donkey Races Day in the Virgin Islands


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