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Historical Events Happened In February - 08

Monday, 25 May 2015

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

1124  Stefanus of Thiers/Muret, founder of order of Grammond/saint, dies on February - 08.  

1245  Johannes de Rupella/de la Rochelle, French theologist, dies on this day in history.  

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

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 February - 08 heavy storm strikes Dutch coast, many die  

1575  On this day in history university of Leiden Netherlands opens  

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

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

1586  Jacob Praetorius, composer on February - 08.  

1587  On this day in history mary, Queen of Scots looses her head  

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 February - 08.  

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  On February - 08 jan H Van Linschoten, traveller/writer (Reys-Gheschrift), dies  

1612  Samuel Butler, England, poet/satirist (Hudibras) (baptized) on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history john Adriaensz, hydraulic engineer (Haarlemmermeer), dies at about 74  

1672  On February - 08 isaac Newton reads first optics paper before Royal Society in London  

1672  Isaac Newton reads 1st optics paper before Royal Society in London on this day in history.  

1676  Aleksei M Romanov, 1st Romanov-czar of Russia, dies at 46 on February - 08.  

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  Lord Halifax resigns as Lord Privy Seal on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history french & Indian troops set Schenectady settlement NY on fire  

1691  On February - 08 carlo Rainaldi, composer, dies at 79  

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Famous People Born On This Day In History

1191  Yaroslav II of Russia (d. 1246) was born on this day in history.  

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

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

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

1577  Robert Burton, writer, Anglican clergyman (Anatomy of Melancholy) was born on this day in history.  

1586  Jacob Praetorius, composer was born on this day in history.  

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

1649  Gabriel Daniel, French Jesuit historian (d. 1728) was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In February - 08

Famous People Died On This Day In History

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  

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 this day in history.  

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 February - 08.