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Historical Events Happened In February - 08

Saturday, 22 November 2014

0412  On this day in history st Proclus, patriarch of Constantinople  

0421  Flavius Constantine becomes emperor Constantine III of West Roman empire on February - 08.  

0421  On February - 08 flavius Constantine becomes emperor Constantine III of West Roman emp  

1124  On this day in history stefanus of Thiers/Muret, founder of order of Grammond/saint, dies  

1245  Johannes de Rupella/de la Rochelle, French theologist, dies on February - 08.  

1291  On February - 08 afonso IV, King of Portugal (1325-57)  

1303  On this day in history nanshu, Zen teacher (Rinzai line)/founder (Zounan temple), dies  

1513  Alonso de Ojeda, Spanish explorer (Curacao & Bonaire), dies on February - 08.  

1526  Heavy storm strikes Dutch coast, many die on February - 08.  

1575  On February - 08 university of Leiden Netherlands opens  

1575  University Leiden founded, and given the motto "Praesidium Libertatis" on this day in history.  

1577  On this day in history robert Burton, writer, Anglican clergyman (Anatomy of Melancholy)  

1586  Jacob Praetorius, composer on February - 08.  

1587  Mary, Queen of Scots looses her head on February - 08.  

1587  On February - 08 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  On this day in history pierre de Gua de Monts c1558-1628 forms de Monts Trading Company with Champlain and Gravé du Pont; Canada's first chartered company  

1611  On this day in history jan H Van Linschoten, traveller/writer (Reys-Gheschrift), dies  

1612  Samuel Butler, England, poet/satirist (Hudibras) (baptized) on February - 08.  

1622  King James I disbands the English parliament on February - 08.  

1631  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1650  John Adriaensz, hydraulic engineer (Haarlemmermeer), dies at about 74 on this day in history.  

1672  Isaac Newton reads first optics paper before Royal Society in London on February - 08.  

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 this day in history.  

1690  On February - 08 lord Halifax resigns as Lord Privy Seal  

1690  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 on this day in history.  

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  

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Famous Birthdays In February - 08

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1191  Yaroslav II of Russia (d. 1246) was born on February - 08.  

1291  On this day in history birth of afonso IV, King of Portugal (1325-57)  

1487  On this day in history birth of ulrich, Duke of Württemberg (d. 1550)  

1552  On February - 08 birth of agrippa d'Aubigné, French poet and soldier (d. 1630)  

1577  On this day in history birth of robert Burton, writer, Anglican clergyman (Anatomy of Melancholy)  

1586  On this day in history birth of jacob Praetorius, composer  

1612  On February - 08 birth of samuel Butler, England, poet/satirist (Hudibras) (baptized)  

1649  Gabriel Daniel, French Jesuit historian (d. 1728) was born on February - 08.  

Famous Deaths In February - 08

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1124  On February - 08 stefanus of Thiers/Muret, founder of order of Grammond/saint, dies  

1245  Johannes de Rupella/de la Rochelle, French theologist, dies on February - 08.  

1250  Death of Robert I of Artois, French crusader (b. 1216) on this day in history.  

1265  Death of Hulagu Khan, Mongol ruler (b. 1217) on February - 08.  

1296  On this day in history death of king Przemysł II of Poland (b. 1257)  

1303  On this day in history nanshu, Zen teacher (Rinzai line)/founder (Zounan temple), dies  

1513  On this day in history alonso de Ojeda, Spanish explorer (Curacao & Bonaire), dies  

1529  Death of Baldassare Castiglione, Italian writer and diplomat (b. 1478) on this day in history.