On this day: February 22

POSTED: 08:56 PM PST Feb 21, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Feb 21, 2016 

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 - Ted Kennedy
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1932: Edward M. "Ted" Kennedy, the youngest brother of President John F. Kennedy and Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, is born in Boston, Massachusetts. Ted Kennedy entered the U.S. Senate in a November 1962 special election to fill the seat once held by his brother John. He would represent Massachusetts in the Senate until his death in August 2009, making him the second most senior member of the Senate when he died and the fourth-longest-serving senator in United States history. He's seen here in 1962.


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