Historical Events Happened In February - 08
Tuesday, 27 January 2015
0412 St Proclus, patriarch of Constantinople on this day in history.
0421 On February - 08 flavius Constantine becomes emperor Constantine III of West Roman empire
0421 Flavius Constantine becomes emperor Constantine III of West Roman emp on February - 08.
1124 Stefanus of Thiers/Muret, founder of order of Grammond/saint, dies on this day in history.
1245 On this day in history johannes de Rupella/de la Rochelle, French theologist, dies
1291 On February - 08 afonso IV, King of Portugal (1325-57)
1303 On February - 08 nanshu, Zen teacher (Rinzai line)/founder (Zounan temple), dies
1513 Alonso de Ojeda, Spanish explorer (Curacao & Bonaire), dies on this day in history.
1526 On February - 08 heavy storm strikes Dutch coast, many die
1575 University of Leiden Netherlands opens on February - 08.
1575 University Leiden founded, and given the motto "Praesidium Libertatis" on this day in history.
1577 Robert Burton, writer, Anglican clergyman (Anatomy of Melancholy) on February - 08.
1586 On February - 08 jacob Praetorius, composer
1587 On February - 08 mary, Queen of Scots looses her head
1587 On this day in history mary Stuart, Queen of Scots (1560-87), beheaded at 44 [NS=Feb 18]
1599 Robert Rollock, Scottish educator on this day in history.
1600 On this day in history vatican convicts scholar Giordano Bruno to death
1601 On February - 08 earl Robert Devereux of Essex armies draws into London
1604 Pierre de Gua de Monts c1558-1628 forms de Monts Trading Company with Champlain and Gravé du Pont; Canada's first chartered company on this day in history.
1611 Jan H Van Linschoten, traveller/writer (Reys-Gheschrift), dies on this day in history.
1612 Samuel Butler, England, poet/satirist (Hudibras) (baptized) on February - 08.
1622 King James I disbands the English parliament on February - 08.
1631 On February - 08 charles I grants Cape Breton Island to Robert Gordon of Lochinvar and son Robert
1631 King Louis XIII 1601-1643 names Charles de La Tour Governor and Lieutenant-General of New France and Acadia on February - 08.
1650 On February - 08 john Adriaensz, hydraulic engineer (Haarlemmermeer), dies at about 74
1672 On this day in history isaac Newton reads first optics paper before Royal Society in London
1672 On this day in history isaac Newton reads 1st optics paper before Royal Society in London
1676 Aleksei M Romanov, 1st Romanov-czar of Russia, dies at 46 on this day in history.
1686 Francois Tak, Dutch diplomat on Java, murdered on this day in history.
1690 French &Indian troops set Schenectady settlement New York on fire on February - 08.
1690 Lord Halifax resigns as Lord Privy Seal on February - 08.
1690 On this day in history louis de Buade et de Palluau, Comte de Frontenac 1622-1698 organizes attack by Mohawk natives and French troops against Schenectady; 60 people killed, 30 captured
1690 French & Indian troops set Schenectady settlement NY on fire on this day in history.
1691 On February - 08 carlo Rainaldi, composer, dies at 79