The following events took place on February 22. The list is arranged in chronological order.
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- 705Empress Wu Zetian abdicates the throne, restoring the Tang dynasty.
- 1316Battle of Picotin between Ferdinand of Majorca and the forces of Matilda of Hainaut
- 1371Robert II becomes King of Scotland, beginning the Stuart dynasty.
- 1495King Charles VIII of France enters Naples to claim the city’s throne.
- 1632Galileo’s Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems is published.
- 1651St. Peter’s Flood: A storm surge floods the Frisian coast, drowning 15,000 people.
- 1744War of the Austrian Succession: The Battle of Toulon begins.
- 1797The Last Invasion of Britain begins near Fishguard, Wales.
- 1819By the Adams–Onís Treaty, Spain sells Florida to the United States for five million U.S. dollars.
- 1821Greek War of Independence: Alexander Ypsilantis crosses the Prut river at Sculeni into the Danubian Principalities.
- 1847Mexican–American War: The Battle of Buena Vista – 5,000 American troops defeat 15,000 Mexicans.
- 1848The French Revolution of 1848, which would lead to the establishment of the French Second Republic, begins.
- 1853Washington University in St. Louis is founded as Eliot Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri.
- 1855The Pennsylvania State University is founded in State College, Pennsylvania (as the Farmers’ High School of Pennsylvania)
- 1856The United States Republican Party opens its first national meeting in Pittsburgh.
- 1862Jefferson Davis is officially inaugurated for a six-year term as the President of the Confederate States of America in Richmond, Virginia. He was previously inaugurated as a provisional president on February 18, 1861.
- 1872The Prohibition Party holds its first national convention in Columbus, Ohio, nominating James Black as its presidential nominee.
- 1879In Utica, New York, Frank Woolworth opens the first of many of 5 and dime Woolworth stores.
- 1889United States President Grover Cleveland signs a bill admitting North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana and Washington as U.S. states.
- 1899Filipino forces led by General Antonio Luna launch counterattacks for the first time against the American forces during the Philippine–American War. The Filipinos fail to regain Manila from the Americans.
- 1904The United Kingdom sells a meteorological station on the South Orkney Islands to Argentina, the islands are subsequently claimed by the United Kingdom in 1908.
- 1909The sixteen battleships of the Great White Fleet, led by USS Connecticut, return to the United States after a voyage around the world.
- 1915World War I: Germany institutes unrestricted submarine warfare.
- 1921After Russian forces under Baron Roman von Ungern-Sternberg drive the Chinese out, the Bogd Khan is reinstalled as the emperor of Mongolia.
- 1924U.S. President Calvin Coolidge becomes the first President to deliver a radio broadcast from the White House.
- 1942World War II: President Franklin D. Roosevelt orders General Douglas MacArthur out of the Philippines as the Japanese victory becomes inevitable.
- 1943World War II: Members of the White Rose resistance, Sophie Scholl, Hans Scholl, and Christoph Probst are executed in Nazi Germany.
- 1944World War II: American aircraft mistakenly bomb the Dutch towns of Nijmegen, Arnhem, Enschede and Deventer, resulting in 800 dead in Nijmegen alone.
- 1944World War II: The Soviet Red Army recaptures Krivoi Rog.
- 1948Communist revolution in Czechoslovakia.
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