HISTORY TODAY for feb 22 2015 Joey Logano wins the Daytona 500; Jeff Gordon starts out strong in his final Daytona 500 race, but loses his lead and his chance at a fourth victory after getting caught in a wreck
2014 The Sochi Winter Olympics ends; on this last day of the competitions, Canada beats Sweden in men’s hockey, keeping Canada as the reigning gold winner in two consecutive Winter Games
2014 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. wins his second Daytona 500 race, 10 years after his first win, in a race postponed for hours by heavy rain
2013 In Washington state, six tanks are reported to be leaking radioactive waste at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation; the leak has not posed an immediate health risk
2013 Canada’s Security Intelligence Service believes the presence of Al-Qaeda affiliated groups in the country may lead to possible attacks
2012 The State Senate of Maryland approves a bill allowing same-sex marriage in the state
2012 Ahead of court martial, suspect U.S. Army Private Bradley Manning is formally charged with turning over a massive cache of classified documents to Wikileaks
2011 More than 1,000 people are estimated to have been killed during the unrest in Libya
2011 As more people are detained, the online call for a ‘Jasmine Revolution’ continues
2010 A car bomb explodes in a courthouse located in Newry, Northern Ireland. The area’s last incidence of a car bombing was in the year 2000
2003 45th Grammy Awards, Norah Jones and John Mayer win major awards
2000 42nd Grammy Awards, Santana, Sarah McLachlan and Sting win major awards
1998 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Charleston South Carolina on WAVF 96.1 FM
1998 Supreme Court lets Megan’s Law stand
1998 Tornadoes in Florida kills at least 31
1997 Ali Abu Kamal opens fire in Empire State Building and kills 1
1997 American Express Senior Golf Invitational
1997 Jeff Sluman wins Tucson Golf Classic
1997 NBC TV shows “Schindler’s List,” completely uncensored, 65 million watch
1997 Tucson Chrysler Golf Classic
1997 Scientists in Scotland announced they succeeded in cloning an adult mammal, producing a lamb named “Dolly”
1996 Mark Waugh scores 130 in World Cup vs Kenya, 207 w/brother Steve
1996 Rajindra Dhanraj takes 9-97 for Trinidad against Leeward Islands
1995 “Uncle Vanya” opens at Circle in Sq Theater New York City for 29 performances
1995 Antoine Nduwayo appointed Premier of Burundi
1995 Dow Jones closes above 4,000 for 1st time (4,003.33)
1994 Indians owner Richard Jacobs announces he will pay $10 million to name baseball field (Jacobs Field) at Gateway (becomes official 3/23)
1993 Gary Coleman wins $1,280,000 lawsuit against parents for high fees
1993 India complete a 3-0 series drubbing of England
1993 Sacramento Gold Miners admitted as CFL’s 9th franchise (1st U.S. team)
1992 16th Winter Olympic games closes in Albertville, France
1992 Andy Flower scores 115* on ODI debut, Zimbabwe vs. Sri Lanka
1992 World Cup scoreline Zimbabwe 4-312, Sri Lanka 7-313
1991 Greg Haugen scores a split decision over Hector “Macho” Camacho
1991 Military coup in Thailand, Premier Choonhaven arrested
1991 North Carolina is 1st NCAA basketball team to win 1,500 games
1991 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Orix Hawaiian Ladies Golf Open
1991 U.S. insists Iraq publicly announce it is leaving Kuwait by 12 PM EST
1990 Ian Smith 173* New Zealand vs. India, 136 balls, world record for no 9 bat
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