22nd February


1774 – The House of Lords ruled that authors do not have perpetual copyright.
1797 – The Last Invasion of Britain by the French began near Fishguard, Wales.
1900  – Hawaii became a US territory.
1928 –  Australian aviator Bert Hinkler completed the first solo England to Australia flight.
1943 –  Members of  the White Rose were executed in Nazi Germany.
1958 – Egypt & Syria formed the United Arab Republic.
1968 –  Rock group Genesis released their 1st record “Silent Sun”.
2006 – At least six armed robbers staged the biggest cash robbery in Britain, stealing £53m (about $92.5 million or 78€ million) from a Securitas depot in Tonbridge, Kent.