Historical Events for 22nd February 2023

303 – 1st official Roman edict for persecution of Christians issued by Emperor Diocletian at Nicomedia, ordering all churches to be closed and scriptures burnt
1288 – Girolamo Masci elected Pope Nicolas IV
1927 – Baruch Spinosa’s house of mourning opened as a museum
1927 – ARC soccer team forms in Alphen on the Rhine
1941 – German assault on El Agheila Libya
1941 – Arthur “Bomber” Harris becomes British Air Marshal
1951 – 4th British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAs): “All About Eve” Best Film
1979 – Cleveland Metroparks Zoo’s Primate and Cat Building is dedicated (Cleveland, Ohio)
2014 – 45th NAACP Image Awards: “12 Years a Slave” wins Outstanding Motion Picture
2014 – Snowboard Olympic parallel special slalom event debuts and is run for the only time at the Sochi Winter Games; Russian Vic Wild and Julia Dujmovits of Canada win unique gold medals

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