Historical Events Happened In February - 08
Sunday, 21 December 2014
0412 St Proclus, patriarch of Constantinople on February - 08.
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 this day in history.
1124 Stefanus of Thiers/Muret, founder of order of Grammond/saint, dies on this day in history.
1245 On February - 08 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 On this day in history alonso de Ojeda, Spanish explorer (Curacao & Bonaire), dies
1526 On February - 08 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 this day in history.
1586 Jacob Praetorius, composer on this day in history.
1587 Mary, Queen of Scots looses her head on this day in history.
1587 Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots (1560-87), beheaded at 44 [NS=Feb 18] on February - 08.
1599 Robert Rollock, Scottish educator on this day in history.
1600 On February - 08 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 On this day in history jan H Van Linschoten, traveller/writer (Reys-Gheschrift), dies
1612 On February - 08 samuel Butler, England, poet/satirist (Hudibras) (baptized)
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 February - 08.
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 February - 08.
1672 Isaac Newton reads first optics paper before Royal Society in London on this day in history.
1672 Isaac Newton reads 1st optics paper before Royal Society in London on February - 08.
1676 On February - 08 aleksei M Romanov, 1st Romanov-czar of Russia, dies at 46
1686 Francois Tak, Dutch diplomat on Java, murdered on February - 08.
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 February - 08 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