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On February the 22nd
2006 
The biggest robbery in Britain's history took place at a Securitas depot in Tonbridge, Kent. The perpetrators made off with more than 76 million euros.
2002 
American animator and director, Chuck Jones, died at the age of 89. He directed many of the original short animated cartoons of the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series.
1997 
Scientists announced that an adult sheep named Dolly had been successfully cloned.
1987 
American artist, Andy Warhol, died at the age of 58. Warhol was one of the founders of the Pop Art movement during the 1950s. He died in his sleep from a sudden heart attack after a routine gallbladder surgery at New York Hospital.
1975 
American actress, Drew Barrymore, was born in Culver City, California. She was catapulted to fame when she participated in Steven Spielberg's film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.
1974 
A failed assassination attempt took place against United States president Richard Nixon.
1969 
The Beatles rock band performed their last recording session as a group.
1958 
Egypt and Syria joined to form the United Arab Republic. It only lasted until 1961 when Syria withdrew, although Egypt continued to use the name until 1971.
1943 
Members of the White Rose group were executed in Nazi Germany. It was a non-violent resistance group in Germany that campaigned for active opposition to the Nazi regime.
1876 
Johns Hopkins University was founded in Baltimore, Maryland.
1819 
Spain sold Florida to the United States for five million U.S. dollars.
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