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  1. A US bomber purposely crashed into a hillside in Sheffield on 22 February 1944, killing everyone on board instead of crashing into a park with a large group of children in it.

  2. United Airlines Flight 811, a regularly scheduled flight between Sydney and San Francisco that on February 24, 1989 had a cargo door fail at 22,000 feet resulting in explosive decompression. 9 passengers were blown out and killed. Two flight attendants were nearly lost as well

  3. General Lucian Truscott replaced Lucas as commander on February 22.

  4. During the celebration of George Washington's birthday on February 22, 1866, Johnson gave a fiery speech where he accused several Radical Republicans, such as Massachusetts Senator Charles Sumner, of plotting his assassination.

  5. Jennifer Lopez has two children. They are twins Maximilian David and Emme Maribel, born February 22, 2008.

  6. On February 22, 1987 Andy Warhol died in a hospital in New York City after gallbladder surgery. Although he had been doing well after the operation he developed an arrhythmia and died in his sleep. He was 58 years old.

  7. Rainy season in Khao Yai National Park is from May to October each year. The cold season, with average daytime temperatures of 22 degrees Celsius, runs from November to February. The hot season, with average daytime temperatures of 20-30 degrees Celsius, runs from March to April.

  8. America is named after Florentine discoverer Amerigo Vespucci (March 9, 1454 – February 22, 1512). Martin Waldseemüller and Matthias Ringmann are credited with the first recorded usage of the word America, on the 1507 map Universalis Cosmographia in honour of the Italian explorer.

  9. The world record for flight endurance was set in a Cessna 172 that took off on December 4, 1958 from Las Vegas, and then landed back at McCarran Airfield on February 7, 1959. The flight lasted 64 days, 22 hours, 19 minutes and 5 seconds.

  10. The Confederate forces finally abandoned the largely destroyed Fort Sumter on February 17, 1865 and the Union forces then took control on February 22.

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The longest continuous manned flight was achieved on February 7, 1959 when Robert Timm and John Cook flew for 64 days, 22 hours, 19 minutes and 5 seconds, traveling more than 150,000 miles around Las Vegas and refueling twice a day from a moving truck.

NHL player Jordin Tootoo was born on February 2nd (2/2) and wears the number 22. His brother, Terrance, committed suicide in 2002 at the age of 22.

George Washingtons birthday was actually on 11 February 1731, but when Britain and its colonies switched to the Gregorian calendar it moved 1 year and 11 days to 22 February 1732

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