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22nd February in history

705 – Empress Wu Zetian abdicates the throne, restoring the Tang dynasty. 1819 – By the Adams–Onís Treaty, Spain sells Florida to the United States for five millionRead more ›

21st February in history

1245 – Thomas, the first known Bishop of Finland, is granted resignation after confessing to torture and forgery 1613 – Mikhail I is unanimously elected Tsar by aRead more ›

20th February in history

1472 – Orkney and Shetland are pawned by Norway to Scotland in lieu of a dowry for Margaret of Denmark 1547 – Edward VI of England is crownedRead more ›

19th February in history

197 – Emperor Septimius Severus defeats usurper Clodius Albinus in the Battle of Lugdunum, the bloodiest battle between Roman armies. 356 – Emperor Constantius II issues a decreeRead more ›

18th February in history

1229 – The Sixth Crusade: Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor signs a ten-year truce with al-Kamil, regaining Jerusalem, Nazareth, and Bethlehem with neither military engagements nor support fromRead more ›

17th February in history

364 – Roman Emperor Jovian dies after a reign of eight months. He is found dead in his tent at Tyana (Asia Minor) en route back to ConstantinopleRead more ›

16th February in history

116 – Emperor Trajan sends laureatae to the Roman Senate at Rome on account of his victories and being conqueror of Parthia. 1646 – Battle of Torrington, DevonRead more ›

14th February in history

1014 – Pope Benedict VIII crowns Henry of Bavaria, King of Germany and of Italy, as Holy Roman Emperor. 1349 – Several hundred Jews are burned to deathRead more ›

13th February in history

1542 – Catherine Howard, the fifth wife of Henry VIII of England, is executed for adultery 1689 – William and Mary are proclaimed co-rulers of England. 1739 –Read more ›

12th February in history

881 – Pope John VIII crowns Charles the Fat, the King of Italy: Holy Roman Emperor 1541 – Santiago, Chile is founded by Pedro de Valdivia. 1554 –Read more ›