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Historical Events Happened In February - 08

Saturday, 28 February 2015

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

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

0421  On this day in history 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 February - 08 johannes de Rupella/de la Rochelle, French theologist, dies  

1291  Afonso IV, King of Portugal (1325-57) on this day in history.  

1303  Nanshu, Zen teacher (Rinzai line)/founder (Zounan temple), dies on this day in history.  

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

1526  On this day in history 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 February - 08.  

1577  Robert Burton, writer, Anglican clergyman (Anatomy of Melancholy) on February - 08.  

1586  On this day in history jacob Praetorius, composer  

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

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  Vatican convicts scholar Giordano Bruno to death on this day in history.  

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  On February - 08 king James I disbands the English parliament  

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  John Adriaensz, hydraulic engineer (Haarlemmermeer), dies at about 74 on February - 08.  

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  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 this day in history.  

1690  On February - 08 french &Indian troops set Schenectady settlement New York on fire  

1690  On this day in history 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 this day in history carlo Rainaldi, composer, dies at 79  

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Famous Birthdays In February - 08

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1191  On February - 08 birth of yaroslav II of Russia (d. 1246)  

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

1487  Ulrich, Duke of Württemberg (d. 1550) was born on this day in history.  

1552  Agrippa d'Aubigné, French poet and soldier (d. 1630) was born on February - 08.  

1577  On February - 08 birth of robert Burton, writer, Anglican clergyman (Anatomy of Melancholy)  

1586  On February - 08 birth of jacob Praetorius, composer  

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

1649  On this day in history birth of gabriel Daniel, French Jesuit historian (d. 1728)  

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  On February - 08 johannes de Rupella/de la Rochelle, French theologist, dies  

1250  Death of Robert I of Artois, French crusader (b. 1216) on February - 08.  

1265  On this day in history death of hulagu Khan, Mongol ruler (b. 1217)  

1296  Death of King Przemysł II of Poland (b. 1257) on February - 08.  

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.  

1529  On this day in history death of baldassare Castiglione, Italian writer and diplomat (b. 1478)