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Empress Wu Zetian abdicates the throne, restoring the Tang Dynasty. (22. February 705)

Robert II becomes King of Scotland, beginning the Stuart dynasty. (22. February 1371)

King Charles VIII of France enters Naples to claim the city's throne. (22. February 1495)

Galileo's Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems is published. (22. February 1632)

St. Peter's Flood: A storm surge floods the Frisian coast, drowning 15,000 people. (22. February 1651)

War of the Austrian Succession: The Battle of Toulon begins. (22. February 1744)

The Last Invasion of Britain begins near Fishguard, Wales. (22. February 1797)

By the Adams–Onís Treaty, Spain sells Florida to the United States for five million U.S. dollars. (22. February 1819)

Greek War of Independence: Alexander Ypsilantis crosses the Prut river at Sculeni into the Danubian Principalities. (22. February 1821)

Mexican–American War: The Battle of Buena Vista – 5,000 American troops defeat 15,000 Mexicans. (22. February 1847)

The French Revolution of 1848, which would lead to the establishment of the French Second Republic, begins. (22. February 1848)

Washington University in St. Louis is founded as Eliot Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri. (22. February 1853)

The Pennsylvania State University is founded in State College, Pennsylvania (as the Farmers' High School of Pennsylvania) (22. February 1855)

The Republican Party opens its first national meeting in Pittsburgh. (22. February 1856)

Jefferson 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. (22. February 1862)

The Prohibition Party holds its first national convention in Columbus, Ohio, nominating James Black as its presidential nominee. (22. February 1872)

In Utica, New York, Frank Woolworth opens the first of many of 5 and dime Woolworth stores. (22. February 1879)

United States President Grover Cleveland signs a bill admitting North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana and Washington as U.S. states. (22. February 1889)

Filipino 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. (22. February 1899)

The United Kingdom sells a meteorological station on the South Orkney Islands to Argentina, the islands are subsequently claimed by the United Kingdom in 1908. (22. February 1904)

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