Feb. 22, Egypt & Syria form United Arab Republic (UAR)

1907- First building for displaying movies inaugurated in Central Hall in Lancashire, Britain.

1958- Egypt and Syria form United Arab Republic (UAR).

1963- Three hundred people killed in an earthquake hit Libya.

2009- A blast in al-Hussein neighborhood in Cairo leads to the death of a French tourist and the injury of 10 people.

Born today:
1857- German physicist Heinrich Rudolf Hertz .

Passes away:
1992- Syrian heritage checker Ahmad Rateb al-Naffakh .

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