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Wednesday, 22 February 2012

On this day Feb 22nd: IRA bomb Aldershot.

On this day February 22nd:
1349-Jews were expelled from Zurich, Switzerland.
1732-George Washington, First President of the United States was born in Westmoreland County, Colony of Virginia, British America
1775-Jews were expelled from the outskirts of Warsaw, Poland
1788- Arthur Schopenhauer, German philosopher who referred to the Jew as ‘The great master in lying’ was born in Danzig.
1797-Over 1,000 French troops attempted to invade Britain and landed at Fishguard, but were soon captured. No other foreign military force has managed to invade mainland Britain since.
1847-Mexican-American War: The Battle of Buena Vista – 5,000 American troops repelled 15,000 Mexicans.
1857-Robert Baden-Powell, English founder of the Scout movement was born in Paddington, London.
1903- Estonian National Socialist Ain-Ervin Mere, was born in Vändra, Estonia.
1915-World War I: Germany instituted unrestricted submarine warfare.
1943-Anti Nazis Sophie Scholl, Hans Scholl and Christoph Probst were beheaded for treason in Munich.
1944-American aircraft mistakenly bombed the Dutch towns of Nijmegen, Arnhem, Enschede and Deventer, resulting in 800 dead in Nijmegen alone
1972-In England five women kitchen staff and an army priest were killed and nineteen injured after the IRA bombed Aldershot army barracks in Hampshire.
1973-Israeli fighter planes shot down a civilian Libyan Arab Airlines Boeing 727 killing 108.

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