On This Day (February 22nd)

Feast Day of the Chair of Peter a liturgical expression of the belief in the episcopacy and hierarchy of the Catholic Church.

1990 Milli Vinilli The duo wins the Best New Artist Grammy for their album Girl You Know It’s True.  The Grammy was later revoked when it was discovered that they didn’t perform on the album.

1989 First Grammy Award for Rap D.J. Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince (Jeff Townes and Will Smith) win for Parents Just Don’t Understand.

1983 U.S. announces that it will buy out property owners in dioxin-tainted Times Beach, Missouri

1980 Miracle on Ice: In Lake Placid, New York, the United States hockey team defeats the Soviet Union hockey team 4-3.

1943 USS Iowa The battleship is commissioned.  In 1943 it became the only U.S. Navy ship with a bathtub; which was installed to accommodate Pres. Roosevelt who would have had difficultly using a shower.

1928 Ku Klux Klan announces they are shedding their masks and changing their name to Knights of the Green Forest.

1879 Frank W. Woolworth opens his first store, in Utica, New York. All the merchandise was priced at 5¢. It failed almost immediately, so he found a new location and tried again.

1856 First national meeting of the Republican Party is held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

1819 Florida Purchase Treaty signed, the U.S. acquires Florida from Spain.

1630 Popcorn The settlers get their first taste of the treat, a gift from the Indian Quadequina.