On this day: February 22

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

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 - Steve Irwin
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1962: TV personality and herpetologist Steve Irwin, known as "The Crocodile Hunter" after the name of his TV show, is born in Essendon, Victoria, Australia. Irwin, known for his exuberant and enthusiastic personality for putting himself in risky situations with often deadly animals, died at age 44 on Sept. 4, 2006, after being pierced in the chest by a stingray barb while filming an underwater documentary film.

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