Historical Events For February - 08
Wednesday, 26 July 2017
0412 St Proclus, patriarch of Constantinople on February - 08.
0421 On this day in history 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 On this day in history 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 On this day in history nanshu, Zen teacher (Rinzai line)/founder (Zounan temple), dies
1513 On February - 08 alonso de Ojeda, Spanish explorer (Curacao & Bonaire), dies
1526 On February - 08 heavy storm strikes Dutch coast, many die
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 On February - 08 jacob Praetorius, composer
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 this day in history 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 Jan H Van Linschoten, traveller/writer (Reys-Gheschrift), dies on February - 08.
1612 Samuel Butler, England, poet/satirist (Hudibras) (baptized) on this day in history.
1622 On this day in history king James I disbands the English parliament
1631 Charles I grants Cape Breton Island to Robert Gordon of Lochinvar and son Robert on February - 08.
1631 On February - 08 king Louis XIII 1601-1643 names Charles de La Tour Governor and Lieutenant-General of New France and Acadia
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 February - 08 isaac Newton reads 1st optics paper before Royal Society in London
1676 On this day in history aleksei M Romanov, 1st Romanov-czar of Russia, dies at 46
1686 Francois Tak, Dutch diplomat on Java, murdered on February - 08.
1690 On February - 08 french &Indian troops set Schenectady settlement New York on fire
1690 Lord Halifax resigns as Lord Privy Seal on February - 08.
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 February - 08.
1690 On February - 08 french & Indian troops set Schenectady settlement NY on fire
1691 On this day in history carlo Rainaldi, composer, dies at 79