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Salaad: UN: implement an immediate no-fly zone. Issue an arrest warrant for Gaddafi

The UN? You're joking, right? They are more likely to issue arrest warrants for the fleeing oil derrick workers for their war crimes against Mother Gaea. They're using bullets the size of your hands on civilians, but it's Muslim-on-Muslim violence, so the UN doesn't care, and Barry is skiing. Barry will probably come out with a statement urging restraint on the part of protesters, lest they perpetrate the cycle of violence. But anything would be welcome at this point. Right now he's just voting present.

Doctor in Libya: "We are seeing wounds produced by weapons that I don´t think have been used against human beings before."

Qaddafi has few options for a retirement home. He's unwelcome in Saudi, and I don't think Libyans are offering a Sharm Al-Shaikh option ala Mubarak. At the same time, Israel is more likely to receive condemnation for building a house than Ghaddafi is for slaughtering 500 people.

Births for February 22

  • 1403 Charles VII, King of France (1422-61), drove out English
  • 1440 Ladislaus V Posthumus, King of Hungary/Bohemia
  • 1732 George Washington, Virginia, 1st pres (1789-97)
  • 1749 Johann Nikolaus Forkel, musicologist & 1st biographer of Bach
  • 1778 Rembrandt Peale, portrait & historical painter (Court of Death)
  • 1788 Arthur Schopenhauer, Germany, philosopher (Great Pessimist)
  • 1796 Adolphe Quetelet, Belgium, mathematician/astronomer/statistician
  • 1798 Charles Mynn Thruston, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1873
  • 1810 Fr‚d‚ric F Chopin, Polish/French pianist/composer
  • 1819 James Russell Lowell, poet/critic/diplomat/abolitionist
  • 1822 Adolf Kuszmaul, German artist (magpomp/ziekte of )
  • 1822 Adolf Kuszmaul, German physician (stomach pump, Kuszmaul disease)
  • 1827 James Barnet Fry, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1894
  • 1828 Robert Alexander Cameron, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 189
  • 1838 Pierre Jules Cesar Janssen, discoverer of hydrogen in Sun
  • 1840 F August Bebel, German social-democrat
  • 1843 Affonso de Escragnolle Taunay, France/Brazil writer (Inocencia)
  • 1850 Isaac L Rice, Germany, (namesake of Columbia Univ's Rice stadium)
  • 1852 Pieter K Pel, internist (Pel-Ebstein fever)
  • 1857 Heinrich Hertz, physicist, 1st to broadcast & receive radio waves
  • 1857 Robert Baden-Powell, founded Boy Scouts, Girl Guides
  • 1862 Connie Mack, baseball manager (Pirates, Phila A's 1900-1950)
  • 1864 Jules Renard, France, writer (Carrots)
  • 1868 Henri Polak, union leader/politician (soc-dem)
  • 1873 Muhammad Iqbal, Dutch East Indies lawyer/poet/philosopher
  • 1877 Yme C Schuitmaker, potato farmer/dramatist
  • 1879 Johannes Brínsted, Danish physical chemist (acid-base reactions)
  • 1882 Eric Gill, England, sculptor/engraver/typographer (Perpetua)
  • 1884 Abraham "Abe" Attell, boxing hall of famer
  • 1887 Mary Ellen Chase, educator/author (Windswept, 1959 Sarah Hale Award)
  • 1889 Robin G Collingwood, English philosopher (Novel Britain)
  • 1891 Jan Wils, Holland, architect (designed Amsterdam's Olympic Stadium)
  • 1892 David Dubinsky, labor leader (Freedom Award, 1969 Medal of Freedom)
  • 1892 Edna St Vincent Millay, poet/dramatist (Harp Weaver-Pulitzer Prize)
  • 1895 V¡ctor Ra£l Haya de la Torre, founder of Peruvian Aprista Party
  • 1896 Edvin Wide, Sweden, 10K runner (Olympic-silver-1924)
  • 1896 Enid Markey, Dillon Colo, actress (Aunt Violet-Bringing Up Buddy)
  • 1896 Paul Van Ostaijen, Flemish poet/writer/critic (Occupied City)
  • 1900 Giorgios Seferis, Greece, poet (Nobel 1963)
  • 1900 Luis Bru€el, Calanda Spain, director (Tristana, Phantom of Liberty)
  • 1900 Sean O'Faolain, (John Whelan), Ire, writer (Murder at Cobbler's Hulk)
  • 1901 Charles E Whittaker, Kansas, US Supreme Court justice (1957-62)
  • 1903 Morley Callaghan, Canada, author (Toronto Star, Native Argosy)
  • 1904 Peter Hurd, Roswell NM, painter (Portrait of Jos‚ Herrera)
  • 1906 Gale Gordon, LA Calif, actor (Conklin-Our Miss Brooks, Here's Lucy)
  • 1907 Robert Young, Chic Ill, actor (Father Knows Best, Marcus Welby MD)
  • 1907 Sheldon Leonard, NYC, actor/director (Danny Thomas Show, Big Eddie)
  • 1908 John Mills, England, actor (Big Sleep, King Rat, War & Peace)
  • 1908 R¢mulo Betancourt, pres of Venezuela (1945-48, 1958-64)
  • 1915 Dan Seymour, Chicago Ill, actor (We the People, Sing It Again)
  • 1915 Gus Lesnevich, light heavyweight boxing champ (1947 fight of year)
  • 1918 Charles O Finley, baseball team owner (Oakland A's)
  • 1918 Robert Wadlow, Alton Ill, tallest known human (2.72 m, 8' 11.1")
  • 1918 Sid Abel, NHLer (1948-49 Hart Trophy)
  • 1925 Edward Gorey, Chicago, author/artist (Curious Sofa)
  • 1926 Bud Yorkin, producer (All in the Family, 1959, 1960 Emmy)
  • 1927 Donald May, Chicago Ill, actor (Adam-Edge of Night, Colt .45)
  • 1928 Bruce Forsyth, British comedian/TV host (Generation Game)
  • 1928 Paul Dooley, Parkensburg WV, actor (16 Candles, Strange Brew, Wedding
  • 1929 Ryne Duren, NY Yankee near-sighted pitcher
  • 1930 Allison Hayes, Washington, actress (Attack of the 50 Foot Woman)
  • 1932 Edward M "Ted" Kennedy, (Sen-D-Mass, 1962- ), (Don't let him drive)
  • 1932 Piper Laurie, Detroit Mich, actress (Days of Wine & Roses, Carrie)
  • 1933 Katharine Lucy Mary Worsley, England, Duchess of Kent
  • 1934 George "Sparky" Anderson, SD, baseball manager (Reds, Tigers)
  • 1934 Thomas Paul, Chicago Illinois, bass (NYC Opera 1963-70)
  • 1935 Ineke (R M) Has-Berger, Dutch 2nd Chamber member (PvdA)
  • 1937 Joanna Russ, US, sci-fi author (Hugo, Female Man, Alyx)
  • 1937 Tommy Aaron, golfer (1969 Canadian Open)
  • 1938 Ishmael Reed, US, author (Last Days of Louisiana Red)
  • 1939 Steve Barber, pitcher (Balt Orioles, NY Yankees)
  • 1940 Chet Walker, NBA all-star forward (Chicago Bulls)
  • 1940 Julian Chagrin, London, mime/actor (Golddiggers)
  • 1943 David ESkaggs, (Rep-D-Colorado)
  • 1943 Dick Van Arsdale, NBA all-star (NY Knicks, Phoenix Suns)
  • 1943 Tom Van Arsdale, NBA all-star (Detroit, Cincinatti, KC-Omaha, Phil)
  • 1945 Oliver, singer (Good Morning Starshine, Jean)
  • 1947 John Bryant, (Rep-D-TX, 1983- )
  • 1948 Dennis Awtrey, NBA center (Chicago Bulls, Suns)
  • 1949 Leslie Charleson, KC Missouri, actress (Monica-General Hospital)
  • 1949 Nikki Lauda, Austria, formula 1 auto racer (world champ 1975, 77, 84)
  • 1950 Julie Walters, actress (Buster, Educating Rita, Prick Up Your Ears)
  • 1950 Julius Erving, ABA/NBA forward (Virg Squirers, NY Nets, Phila 76ers)
  • 1950 Miou-Miou, Paris France, actress (Dog Day, My Other Husband)
  • 1951 Harley O Staggers Jr, (Rep-D-WV, 1983- )
  • 1952 James P Bagian, Philadelphia Pa, MDPE/astronaut (STS 29, STS 40)
  • 1955 Tim Young, athlete
  • 1956 Amy Alcott, KC Mo, LPGA golfer (Vare Trophy 1980, 83)
  • 1958 Kyle MacLachlan, actor (Blue Velvet, Dune, Hidden)
  • 1959 Susan Benjamin, actress (Tracy-Accidental Family)
  • 1961 Debbie Linden, Glasgow Scotland, actress (Kenny Everett Show)
  • 1961 Don Van Spall, guitarist (Sleeze Beez)
  • 1961 Ellen Greene, Bkln NY, singer/actress (Little Shoppe of Horrors)
  • 1964 Gigi Fernandez, Puerto Rico, tennis player (1988 US Open Doubles)
  • 1964 Jim Wicek, NYC, actor (Ben-Ryan's Hope)
  • 1965 Pat LaFontaine, St Louis Mo, NHL center (Olym-1984, NY Islanders)
  • 1966 Resga Riggins, Trussville Alabama, Miss Alabama-America (1991)
  • 1972 Michael Chang, US tennis star
  • 1975 Drew Barrymore, LA Calif, actress (ET, Firestarter, Poison Ivy)


Passings for February 22


  • 606 Sabinian, Italian Pope (604-06), dies
  • 1071 Arnulf III, earl of Flanders/Henegouwen (Arnulf I), dies
  • 1078 Johannes van F‚camp, Italian mystic writer, dies
  • 1213 Wibert of Gembloers, benediction/writer/abbot of Gembloers, dies
  • 1371 David II Bruce, king of Scotland (1331..71), dies at 46
  • 1478 Hendrik Herp (Herpius/Harphius), writer (Spieghel volcomenheit), dies
  • 1512 Amerigo Vespucci, Italian explorer (America), dies at 61
  • 1690 Charles Le Brun, classical painter (Academie de Peinture), dies at 70
  • 1695 Robert Southwell, English poet, hanged for becoming a Catholic priest
  • 1731 Frederik Ruysch, anatomy, dies
  • 1770 Christopher Snider, 11, Boston, becomes 1st martyr of US Revolution
  • 1816 Adam Ferguson, Scottish sociologist/historian, dies
  • 1864 Jules Renard, French writer (Poil the Carotte), dies
  • 1875 Charles Lyell, British geologist (Elements of Geology), dies at 77
  • 1913 Francisco Indalecio Madero, Mexican pres, assassinated in milt coup
  • 1913 Suarez, Mexican vice pres, assassinated in a miltary coup
  • 1925 Georges/Joris Helleputte, Belgian Catholic minister, dies
  • 1936 Johan M Skjoldborg, Danish writer (Dynaes Digte), dies at 74
  • 1943 Christoph Probst, German resistance fighter (That Weisse Rose), dies
  • 1943 Hans Scholl, German resistance fighter (Die Weisse Rose), dies
  • 1943 Sophie Scholl, German resistance fighter (Die Weisse Rose), beheaded
  • 1949 Russell Porter, dies
  • 1956 Paul Leautaud, (Maurice Boissard), French writer (Petit ami), dies
  • 1957 Harry Sothern, actor (Dr Huer-Buck Rogers), dies at 72
  • 1959 Helen Parrish, actress (Hour Glass), dies of cancer at 36
  • 1967 Fritz Erler, German politician (SDP), dies
  • 1967 Joe Forte, actor (Horwitz-Life With Luigi), dies at 70
  • 1968 Omer CFL Tulippe, Belgian geographer, dies at 71
  • 1972 Walter Sande, actor (Adventures of Tugboat Annie), dies at 65
  • 1973 Elizabeth Bowen, Anglo-Irish novelist (Cat Jumps), dies in Lond at 72
  • 1973 Winthrop Rockefeller, US governor (Arkansas), dies at 60
  • 1978 Ilka Chase, actress (Masquerade Party, Trials of O'Brien), dies at 74
  • 1978 Phyllis McGinley, US poetess (Pulitzer 1961), dies at 72
  • 1980 Alfred Andersch, German writer (Red Head), dies at 66
  • 1982 Murray "the K" Kaufman, NYC DJ (5th Beatle), dies at 60
  • 1983 Romain Maes, Belgian bicyclist, dies
  • 1985 Alexander Scourby, actor, dies at 71
  • 1985 Efrem Zimbalist, Russian/Us composer/violinist, dies at 94
  • 1987 Andy Warhol, pop artist, dies at 58 of a heart attack
  • 1987 David Susskind, TV host (Open End, David Susskind Show), dies at 56
  • 1987 Glenway Wescott, US writer (Apartment in Athens), dies at 85
  • 1993 Jean Lecanuet, French UDF-presidential candidate, dies at 72
  • 1993 Pieter A H Forest, lawyer/procureur-general on Aruba, dies at 63


Special events for February 22


  • 606 Sabinian ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 1071 Battle of Cassel-Robrecht I de Fries vs Arnulf III/I
  • 1281 Simon the Brion elected Pope Martinus IV
  • 1288 Girolamo Masci elected Pope Nicolaas IV
  • 1349 Jews are expelled from Zurich Switzerland
  • 1495 French King Charles VIII enters Naples to claim crown
  • 1630 Indians introduce pilgrims to popcorn, at Thanksgiving
  • 1774 English House of Lords rules authors do not have perpetual copyright
  • 1775 1st US joint stock company (to make cloth) offers shares at œ10
  • 1784 1st US ship trading with China, Empress of China, sails from NY
  • 1784 Empress of China sets sail on 1st NY to China route
  • 1819 Spain renounces claims to Oregon Country, Florida (Adams-On¡s Treaty)
  • 1821 Spain sells (east) Florida to United States for $5 million
  • 1825 Russia & Britain establish Alaska-Canada boundary
  • 1847 Battle of Buena Vista: US troops beat Mexican army
  • 1854 1st meeting of Republican Party, Michigan
  • 1856 1st national meeting of Republican Party, Pittsburgh
  • 1860 Organized baseball played in SF for 1st time
  • 1860 Shoe-making workers of Lynn Ms, strike successfully for higher wages
  • 1861 On a bet Edward Weston leaves Boston to walk to Lincoln's inauguratio
  • 1864 Battle of Okolona, MS
  • 1865 Battle of Wilmington, NC (Fort Anderson) occupied by Federals
  • 1865 Tennesee adopts a new constitution abolishing slavery
  • 1872 1st national convention of Prohibition Party, Columbus, Ohio
  • 1872 Labor Reform Party forms at Columbus, Ohio
  • 1878 Greenback Labor Party forms at Toledo, Ohio
  • 1879 1st 5› & 10› store opened by FW Woolworth in Utica, NY
  • 1882 With 120 miles James Saunders wins NYC's 24 hour race & $100 prize
  • 1887 Union Labor Party organized in Cincinnati
  • 1888 John Reid of Scotland demonstrates golf to Americans, Yonkers, NY
  • 1889 Dakotas, Montana & Washington admitted to union
  • 1892 "Lady Windermere's Fan" byy Oscar Wile premiers at St James Theater
  • 1898 Black postmater lynched, his wife & 3 daughters shot in Lake City SC
  • 1900 A Charlois discovers asteroid #453 Tea
  • 1906 M Wolf discovers asteroids #587 Hypsipyle & #588 Achilles
  • 1908 J H Metcalf discovers asteroid #661 Cloelia
  • 1909 Great White Fleet, 1st US fleet to circle the globe, returns to Va
  • 1912 J Vedrines makes 1st airplane flight over 100 mph-161.29 kph
  • 1913 Lowell HS, SF opens (on it's 1st campus)
  • 1915 Germany begins "restricted" submarine war
  • 1918 Germany claims Baltic states, Finland & Ukraine from Russia
  • 1920 1st artificial rabbit used at a dog race track, Emeryville, Calif
  • 1922 Congress authorizes Grant Memorial $1 gold coin
  • 1923 1st successful chinchilla farm in US, Los Angeles
  • 1923 Transcontinental airmail service begins
  • 1924 1st presidential radio address Calvin Coolidge)
  • 1927 Baruch Spinosa's house of mourning opened as a museum
  • 1928 1st solo England to Australia flight lands (Bert Hinkler)
  • 1928 K Reinmuth discovers asteroid #1156 Kira
  • 1930 K Reinmuth discovers asteroid #1183 Jutta
  • 1935 Airplanes are no longer permitted to fly over the White House
  • 1939 A Patry discovers asteroid #1510 Charlois
  • 1939 Netherlands recognizes Franco-regime in Spain
  • 1940 Finnish troops vacate Koivisto island
  • 1941 Secret police begin rounding up Jews in Amsterdam
  • 1944 US 8th Air Force bombs Enschede, Arnhem & Nijmegen
  • 1945 British troops take Ramree Island, Burma
  • 1948 Arabs bomb attack in Jerusalem, 50 die
  • 1950 Brockway & Weinstock publish "Men of Music" (rev ed)
  • 1956 Elvis Presley's 1st hit in Billboard's top 10: "Heartbreak Hotel"
  • 1957 Jockey Ted Atkinson, 3,500th win
  • 1958 Australian swimmer Jon Konrads sets 6 world records in 2 days
  • 1958 Indonesian air force bombs Padang, Sumatra/Menado, Celebes
  • 1959 1st Daytona 500 auto race-Lee Petty wins
  • 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 to earth orbit (Voskhod test)
  • 1966 Soviets launch Kosmos 110 with Veterok & Ugolek, 1st 2-dog crew
  • 1968 Rock group Genesis release their 1st record "Silent Sun"
  • 1969 1st female US thoroughbred pari-mutuel jockey win (Barbara Jo Rubin)
  • 1969 Barbara Rubin becomes 1st female jockey to win at a major US track
  • 1971 Lt Gen Hafiz al-Assad becomes President of Syria
  • 1972 Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani becomes Amir & Prime Minister of Qatar
  • 1973 Israeli fighter planes shoot down a Libyan coml airliner (106 die)
  • 1977 Harvard College discovers asteroid #2923 Schuyler
  • 1978 2 tankers with propane gas explode killing 15 at Waverly, Tenn
  • 1979 Billy Martin named manager of Oakland A's
  • 1979 St Lucia gains independence from Britain
  • 1980 Afghanistan declares martial law
  • 1980 USA beats USSR in Olympic hockey 4-3 en route to a gold medal
  • 1982 NYC Mayor Koch announces he will run for NY governor (unsuccessful)
  • 1983 Vladimir Salnikov (USSR) sets 1500m freestyle swimming record
  • 1984 Brothers Anton & Peter Stastny score 8 pts each for NHL Qu‚bec
  • 1987 Bruno Marie-Rose runs world record 200m indoor (20.36 sec)
  • 1989 "Don't Worry, Be Happy" wins Grammy as song of year
  • 1989 1st Spanish commercial on network TV (Pepsi-Cola-CBS Grammy Award)
  • 1989 UK physiciast Stephen Hawking calls Star Wars a "deliberate fraud"
  • 1991 Actor Bill Bixby (57) weds Laura Michael (32)
  • 1992 Barry Diller resigns as CEO of Fox
  • 1992 Ed McMahon, 69, weds Pamela Hurn, 37
  • 1992 Rockers Kurt Corbin (Nirvana) & Courtney Love (Hole), wed


Songs for date February 22


  • 02/22/45 --- Rum And Coca-Cola (Lyman, Abe)
  • 02/22/45 --- Rum And Coca-Cola (Monroe, Vaughn)
  • 02/22/45 --- Candy (Mercer, Johnny)
  • 02/22/64 --- Please Please Me (Beatles)
  • 02/22/64 --- Fun, Fun, Fun (Beach Boys)
  • 02/22/69 --- Traces (Classics IV)
  • 02/22/69 --- My Whole World Ended (The Moment You Left) (Ruffin, David)
  • 02/22/69 --- Time Of The Season (Zombies)
  • 02/22/69 --- Run Away Child, Running Wild (Temptations)
  • 02/22/75 --- No No Song (Starr, Ringo)
  • 02/22/86 --- Manic Monday (Bangles)
  • 02/22/86 --- Rock Me Amadeus (Falco)
  • 02/22/92 --- Beauty And The Beast (Dion, Celine)
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