February 22

This Day in History

1967

Suharto takes full power in Indonesia

Indonesian President Sukarno surrenders all executive authority to military dictator General Suharto, remaining president in title only. In 1965, Suharto, a senior army officer, narrowly saved Sukarno … (more...)

1495

Charles VIII Enters Naples, Syphilis Spreads

On this day in 1495, Charles VIII of France entered Naples and was soon crowned King. However, his triumphant campaign is remembered today for its infamous spreading of syphilis across Europe. For … (more...)