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Wednesday, February 22, 2017.

World events on this day in the Menzies Era
  • 1950 - Brockway & Weinstock publish "Men of Music" (rev ed)
  • 1955 - British aircraft carrier Ark Royal sets sail
  • 1956 - 1st British soccer match at Kunstlicht: Portsmouth vs Newcastle United
  • 1956 - Elvis Presley's 1st hit in Billboard's top 10: "Heartbreak Hotel"
  • 1957 - Jockey Ted Atkinson, 3,500th win
  • 1957 - Walter O'Malley says Dodgers may play 10 exhibitions in Calif in 1958
  • 1958 - "Portotino" closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 3 performances
  • 1958 - Australian swimmer Jon Konrads sets 6 world records in 2 days
  • 1958 - Egypt & Syria form United Arab Republic (UAR)
  • 1958 - Indonesian air force bombs Padang, Sumatra/Menado, Celebes
  • 1959 - 1st Daytona 500 auto race-Lee Petty wins (135.521 MPH)
  • 1962 - Wilt Chamberlain sets NBA record with 34 free throw attempts
  • 1963 - Beatles begin their own music publishing company (Northern Songs)
  • 1964 - Beatles arrive back in England after their 1st US visit
  • 1965 - USSR launches Kosmos 57 into earth orbit (Voskhod Test)
  • 1966 - Soviets launch Kosmos 110 with Veterok & Ugolek, 1st 2-dog crew
  • 1967 - Barbara Garson's "MacBird," premieres in NYC
  • 1967 - Sling-shot goal post & 6' wide border around field are standard in NFL
  • 1967 - 25,000 US & S Vietnamese troops launched Operation Junction City, offensive to smash Viet Cong stronghold near Cambodian border
  • 1968 - Rock group Genesis release their 1st record "Silent Sun"
  • 1969 - Barbara Jo Rubin becomes 1st female jockey to win at a major US track
  • 1970 - "Charles Aznavour" closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 23 perfs
  • 1971 - Lt Gen Hafiz al-Assad becomes President of Syria
  • 1972 - Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani becomes Amir & Prime Minister of Qatar
  • 1972 - President Nixon, meets with Chinese Premier Chou En-Lai in Beijing