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22 February

606 – Rome – Pope Sabinian died. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Sabinian

705 – China – Empress Wu Zetian abdicated. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wu_Zetian

1281 – Rome – Simon de Brion became Pope Martin IV. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Martin_IV

1288 – Rome – Girolamo Masci became Pope Nicholas IV. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Nicholas_IV

1316 – Greece – Battle of Picotin. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Picotin

1371 – Scotland – Robert II became king. http://www.britroyals.com/scots.asp?id=robert2

1643 – England – Queen landed at Bridlington Quay. http://www.bridlington.net/bridlington-history/queen-henrietta-maria/

1651 – Netherlands/Germany – St. Peter’s Flood. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Peter%27s_Flood

1700 – Europe – Great Northern War began. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Northern_War

1744 – France – Battle of Toulon (War of Austrian Succession). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Toulon_(1744)


1797 – GB – Battle of Fishguard began (War of the First Coalition). https://youtu.be/RKzGtxCRANA https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Fishguard

1807 – UK – John Carr (Architect) died at Askham Richard. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Carr_(architect

1819 – USA – Adams-Onís Treaty signed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adams%E2%80%93On%C3%ADs_Treaty

1821 – Greece – Greek War of Independence began. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greek_War_of_Independence

1847 – Mexico – Battle of Buena Vista began (Mexican-American War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Buena_Vista

1853 – USA – Eliot Seminary founded in St. Louis, Missouri. https://wustl.edu/about/history-traditions/

1855 – USA – The Farmers’ High School of Pennsylvania founded.. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pennsylvania_State_University

1879 – USA – First Woolworth store opened in Utica, New York. http://www.saturdayeveningpost.com/2011/02/18/history/post-perspective/woolworth-a-five-and-dime-story.html

1899 – Philippines – Second Battle of Caloocan began (Philippine-American War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Battle_of_Caloocan

1938 – France – Deutsche Lufthansa plane crashed near Pontoise, 3 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19380222-0

1943 – Portugal – Pan Am plane crashed near Lisboa, 24 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19430222-0

1943 – Germany – First trial & execution of White Rose members. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Rose

1944 – Netherlands – Accidental bombing of Nijmegen, Arnhem, Enschede & Deventer (WWII). http://www.stevenroyedwards.com/bombingofnijmegen.html

1945 – Burma – Battle of Ramree Island ended (Burma Campaign – WWII). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Ramree_Island

1945 – France – USAAF plane missing, 4 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19450222-1

1945 – Italy – USAAF plane missing, 7 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19450222-2

1958 – United Arab Republic – Formed by the joining of Egypt and Syria.

1972 – UK – IRA detonates car bomb at Aldershot barracks, 7 killed. http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/february/22/newsid_2519000/2519029.stm

1974 – USA – Attempted assassination of President Richard Nixon. http://murderpedia.org/male.B/b/byck-samuel.htm

1976 – Sweden – Paralympic I Winter Games Opening Ceremony in Örnsköldsvik. http://www.paralympic.org/ornskoldsvik-1976

1979 – St Lucia – Independence from UK. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/country_profiles/1210528.stm

1986 – Philippines – People Power Revolution began. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/People_Power_Revolution

1998 – Japan – XVIII Winter Olympic Games Closing Ceremony in Nagano. http://www.olympic.org/nagano-1998-winter-olympics

2005 – Iran – Earthquake measuring 6.4Mw, epicentre in Zarand, 612 killed. http://edition.cnn.com/2005/WORLD/meast/02/22/iran.quake/

2006 – Northern Mozambique – Earthquake measuring 7.0Mw, 4 killed. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/4742266.stm


2011 – New Zealand – Earthquake measuring 6.3Mw, epicentre Christchurch, 185 killed. https://youtu.be/alC7JpUuDMI http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/page/christchurch-earthquake-kills-185

2012 – Argentina – Train crash in Buenas Aires, 51 killed. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-17129858

2014 – Ukraine – President Victor Yanukovych deposed, Oleskandr Turchynov became President. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viktor_Yanukovych  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oleksandr_Turchynov

2015 – Bangladesh – Ferry collision on Padma River, 70 killed. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-31576483