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On this day: February 22

POSTED: 11:56 PM Feb 21 2013   UPDATED: 2:00 AM Feb 22 2015

The pilgrims get their first taste of popcorn, George Washington is born, Elvis hits the charts for the first time, and Team USA pulls off a "Miracle on Ice," all on this day.

OTD February 22 - Christchurch earthquake
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2011: An earthquake measuring 6.3 in magnitude strikes Christchurch, New Zealand, killing 185 people and injuring more than 1,500 more. More than half of the deaths occurred in the six-story Canterbury Television Building, which collapsed and caught fire in the quake.

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