22nd February

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1994 Aldrich Ames charged The Justice Department charged 31-year CIA veteran Aldrich Ames and his wife, Rosario, with selling national security secrets to the Soviet Union.
1985 Pound falls to its lowest ever The pound falls to its lowest rate ever against the dollar - only worth $1.0765
1974 Patti Hearst - food distribution ransom causes riot Fighting breaks out around food distribution points in California as newspaper tycoon Randolph Hearst pays a $2 million ransom for his kidnapped daughter Patti Hearst.
1972 The Troubles - IRA bomb Aldershot barracks killing 6 Five women and an army priest are killed in an IRA bomb attack on army premises in Hampshire.
1955 Tennis Maureen Connolly (Little Mo), one of America's greatest tennis players, is to retire from the sport after a horse-riding accident.
1950 Julie Walters born British actress, comedienne Julie Walters is born
1932 Edward Kennedy born Edward Kennedy (Teddy) is born
1879 FW Woolworth - first store Frank Winfield Woolworth opens the first FW Woolworth five-cent store in Utica, N.Y.
1732 US Presidents - 1st George Washington, the first president of the United States, is born in the Virginia Colony
1403 French Royalty King Charles VII of France is born
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