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Historical Events Happened In February - 08

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

0412  St Proclus, patriarch of Constantinople on this day in history.  

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 February - 08.  

1124  Stefanus of Thiers/Muret, founder of order of Grammond/saint, dies on this day in history.  

1245  On this day in history 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  Alonso de Ojeda, Spanish explorer (Curacao & Bonaire), dies on this day in history.  

1526  On February - 08 heavy storm strikes Dutch coast, many die  

1575  University of Leiden Netherlands opens on February - 08.  

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  On February - 08 jacob Praetorius, composer  

1587  On February - 08 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  On this day in history 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  Jan H Van Linschoten, traveller/writer (Reys-Gheschrift), dies on this day in history.  

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

1622  King James I disbands the English parliament on February - 08.  

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  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 this day in history isaac Newton reads 1st optics paper before Royal Society in London  

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  French &Indian troops set Schenectady settlement New York on fire on February - 08.  

1690  Lord Halifax resigns as Lord Privy Seal on February - 08.  

1690  On this day in history 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  

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Famous Birthdays In February - 08

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1191  On this day in history birth of yaroslav II of Russia (d. 1246)  

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

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

1586  On February - 08 birth of jacob Praetorius, composer  

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

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  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.  

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 this day in history.  

1303  Nanshu, Zen teacher (Rinzai line)/founder (Zounan temple), dies on February - 08.  

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 this day in history.