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Historical Events Happened In February - 08

Tuesday, 21 October 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 this day in history flavius Constantine becomes emperor Constantine III of West Roman emp  

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 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  Heavy storm strikes Dutch coast, many die on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1586  On this day in history jacob Praetorius, composer  

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  On this day in history robert Rollock, Scottish educator  

1600  On February - 08 vatican convicts scholar Giordano Bruno to death  

1601  Earl Robert Devereux of Essex armies draws into London on this day in history.  

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 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  On this day in history 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  On this day in history 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  Isaac Newton reads 1st optics paper before Royal Society in London on February - 08.  

1676  Aleksei M Romanov, 1st Romanov-czar of Russia, dies at 46 on this day in history.  

1686  Francois Tak, Dutch diplomat on Java, murdered on this day in history.  

1690  On this day in history french &Indian troops set Schenectady settlement New York on fire  

1690  Lord Halifax resigns as Lord Privy Seal on this day in history.  

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

1691  On this day in history 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 February - 08.  

1291  Afonso IV, King of Portugal (1325-57) was born on February - 08.  

1487  On this day in history birth of ulrich, Duke of Württemberg (d. 1550)  

1552  Agrippa d'Aubigné, French poet and soldier (d. 1630) was born on this day in history.  

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

1586  On February - 08 birth of jacob Praetorius, composer  

1612  On this day in history birth of samuel Butler, England, poet/satirist (Hudibras) (baptized)  

1649  On February - 08 birth of gabriel Daniel, French Jesuit historian (d. 1728)  

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  On February - 08 death of robert I of Artois, French crusader (b. 1216)  

1265  Death of Hulagu Khan, Mongol ruler (b. 1217) on this day in history.  

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

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

1513  Alonso de Ojeda, Spanish explorer (Curacao & Bonaire), dies on this day in history.  

1529  Death of Baldassare Castiglione, Italian writer and diplomat (b. 1478) on this day in history.