Today in History, Feb 22: George Washington born

Highlights of this day in history: George Washington, America's first president, is born; Iraqi insurgents destroy a Shiite shrine's golden dome; the 'Miracle on Ice' during the 1980 Winter Olympics; Pop artist Andy Warhol dies. (Feb. 22)

Other noted events on this date:

Notable birthdays:

  • 1918 Don Pardo, Westfield Mass, TV announcer (Jeopardy, Saturday Night Live)
  • 1926 Bud Yorkin, producer (All in the Family, 1959, 1960 Emmy), born in Washington, Pennsylvania (d. 2015)
  • 1932 Edward M "Ted" Kennedy, Boston Massachusetts Politician (Sen-D-Mass 1962- 2009 )
  • 1944 Jonathan Demme, Baldwin NY, actor/director (Caged Heat, Swing Shift)
  • 1948 John Ashton, American actor
  • 1949 Nikki Lauda, Austria, formula 1 auto racer (world champ 1975, 77, 84)
  • 1974 James Blunt, English musician
  • 1986 Rajon Rondo, NBA player
-- YouTube upload / AP video / Henry Frederick / Headline Surfer
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