Historical Events Happened In February - 08
Thursday, 18 September 2014
0412 On this day in history st Proclus, patriarch of Constantinople
0421 Flavius Constantine becomes emperor Constantine III of West Roman empire on this day in history.
0421 On February - 08 flavius Constantine becomes emperor Constantine III of West Roman emp
1124 On February - 08 stefanus of Thiers/Muret, founder of order of Grammond/saint, dies
1245 On this day in history johannes de Rupella/de la Rochelle, French theologist, dies
1291 Afonso IV, King of Portugal (1325-57) on February - 08.
1303 Nanshu, Zen teacher (Rinzai line)/founder (Zounan temple), dies on this day in history.
1513 On February - 08 alonso de Ojeda, Spanish explorer (Curacao & Bonaire), dies
1526 On this day in history heavy storm strikes Dutch coast, many die
1575 University of Leiden Netherlands opens on February - 08.
1575 On February - 08 university Leiden founded, and given the motto "Praesidium Libertatis"
1577 Robert Burton, writer, Anglican clergyman (Anatomy of Melancholy) on February - 08.
1586 Jacob Praetorius, composer on this day in history.
1587 On this day in history mary, Queen of Scots looses her head
1587 On February - 08 mary Stuart, Queen of Scots (1560-87), beheaded at 44 [NS=Feb 18]
1599 Robert Rollock, Scottish educator on February - 08.
1600 On this day in history vatican convicts scholar Giordano Bruno to death
1601 On this day in history 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 February - 08.
1611 Jan H Van Linschoten, traveller/writer (Reys-Gheschrift), dies on February - 08.
1612 Samuel Butler, England, poet/satirist (Hudibras) (baptized) on February - 08.
1622 King James I disbands the English parliament on this day in history.
1631 Charles I grants Cape Breton Island to Robert Gordon of Lochinvar and son Robert on this day in history.
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 On February - 08 john Adriaensz, hydraulic engineer (Haarlemmermeer), dies at about 74
1672 Isaac Newton reads first optics paper before Royal Society in London on this day in history.
1672 On February - 08 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 On February - 08 francois Tak, Dutch diplomat on Java, murdered
1690 French &Indian troops set Schenectady settlement New York on fire on February - 08.
1690 On this day in history lord Halifax resigns as Lord Privy Seal
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