On This Day

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.