TODAY IN HISTORY
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The Shelby County Historical Society & Museum is open Monday through Friday from 8 to 4. They’re ready to take you back in time, located on the corner of Morse Avenue and Pine Street in Harlan. Mark your calendars now for Log Cabin Day on Sunday, June 2nd. The event will feature live demonstrations, speakers and re-enactors, music, food vendors and much more. Call 755-2437 for more information
February 22nd - 53rd Day of the Year
Jews are expelled from Zurich, Switzerland.
Mikhail Romanov is elected czar of Russia.
The last invasion of Britain takes place when some 1,400 Frenchmen land at Fishguard in Wales.
Spain signs a treaty with the United States ceding eastern Florida.
Russia and Britain establish the Alaska/Canada boundary.
Jefferson Davis is inaugurated president of the Confederacy in Richmond, Va. for the second time.
Nathan Bedford Forrest's brother, Jeffrey, is killed at Okolona, Mississippi.
Federal troops capture Wilmington, N.C.
Frank Winfield Woolworth's 'nothing over five cents' shop opens at Utica, New York. It is the first chain store.
A fistfight breaks out in the Senate. Senator Benjamin Tillman suffers a bloody nose for accusing Senator John McLaurin of bias on the Philippine tariff issue.
The Great White Fleet returns to Norfolk, Virginia, from an around-the-world show of naval power.
Canadian Parliament votes to preserve the union with the British Empire.
The American Relief Administration appeals to the public to pressure Congress to aid starving European cities.
Columbia University declares radio education a success.
Pope Pius rejects Mussolini's offer of aid to the Vatican.
Adolf Hitler is the Nazi Party candidate for the presidential elections in Germany.
All plane flights over the White House are barred because they are disturbing President Roosevelt's sleep.
President Franklin Roosevelt orders Gen. Douglas MacArthur to leave the Philippines.
The Atomic Energy Commission discloses information about the first atom-powered airplane.
French forces evacuate Hoa Binh in Indochina.
U.S. is to install 60 Thor nuclear missiles in Britain.
A Soviet bid for new Geneva arms talks is turned down by the U.S.
Moscow warns the U.S. that an attack on Cuba would mean war.
Operation Junction City becomes the largest U.S. operation in Vietnam.
In one of the most dramatic upsets in Olympic history, the underdog U.S. hockey team, made up of college players, defeats the four-time defending gold-medal winning Soviet team at the XIII Olympic Winter Games in Lake Placid, New York. The Soviet squad, previously regarded as the finest in the world, fell to the youthful American team 4-3 before a frenzied crowd of 10,000 spectators. It's become known as "The Miracle on Ice."
Britain and the U.S. send warships to the Persian Gulf following an Iranian offensive against Iraq.
Seven tornadoes rip through central Florida, killing 42 people. This was the deadliest outbreak of twisters in Florida’s history.
A gang of at least six men, some of them armed, steal £53 million from the Securitas bank depot in Kent, Great Britain. It was the largest such theft in British history.
One of the world’s most-wanted criminals, Joaquin “El Chapo” (“Shorty”) Guzman Loera, head of the Sinaloa cartel, the world’s biggest drug trafficking organization, is arrested in a joint U.S.-Mexican operation in Mazatlán, Mexico, after outrunning law enforcement for more than a decade.
The Shelby County Historical Society would like to thank the following area businesses for their support:
KNOD, Harlan Newspaper, Hy-Vee, Milk & Honey, Farm Table Delivery, Nelson Farm Supply, Shelby County Physical Therapy, Shelby County State Bank, State Farm-EJ Leinen, Town & Country Credit Union, Ouren Real Estate, and ThinkSpace IT.