Friday, February 22, 2013
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</embed> MyWikiBiz February 22 in history:
- 1980: A young and inexperienced U.S. hockey team upset the powerhouse Soviet Union at the Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, N.Y.
- 2002: Jonas Savimbi, the Angolan resistance and rebel leader whose efforts to seize control of his country kept Angola in a state of civil war for 27 years, was killed by government troops.
- 1987: Pop-art icon Andy Warhol died in New York City following surgery.
- 1889: President Grover Cleveland signed into the law the Omnibus Bill, dividing the Dakota Territory into North Dakota and South Dakota.
- 1819: John Quincy Adams and Luis de Onís signed the Adams-Onís treaty, whereby Spain ceded Florida to the United States; the treaty, which also ended the so-called West Florida Controversy, went into force on Feb. 22, 1821.
- 1512: The Italian navigator Amerigo Vespucci, the first to describe the Western Hemisphere as a previously unknown continent rather than as a part of Asia and whose name was given to the New World, died.