Feb 22, 2020
February 22. In 1630, popcorn was introduced to English colonists at their first Thanksgiving. In 1889, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana and Washington were admitted to the Union. In 1943, members of the White Rose resistance, Sophie Scholl, Hans Scholl and Chritoph Probst, were executed in Germany. In 1969, Barbara Jo Rubin became the first woman to win a US thoroughbred horse race. In 1974, Samuel Byck attempted to hijack a plan at Baltimore/Washington International Airport with the intention of crashing it into Richard Nixon at the White House, but he was killed by police. In 1997, Scottish scientist Ian Wilmut announced the cloning of an adult sheep Dolly. Happy Birthday, George Washington, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Constance Stokes, Joanna Russ, Claudia Pechstein. It's Crime Victims Day and World Thinking Day. Mission: Think, dammit. And apologize.