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Historical Events For February - 08

Saturday, 25 February 2017

0412  On February - 08 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 this day in history.  

1124  On February - 08 stefanus of Thiers/Muret, founder of order of Grammond/saint, dies  

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

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

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 this day in history heavy storm strikes Dutch coast, many die  

1575  On February - 08 university of Leiden Netherlands opens  

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1575  On this day in history university Leiden founded, and given the motto "Praesidium Libertatis"  

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

1586  On this day in history jacob Praetorius, composer  

1587  Mary, Queen of Scots looses her head on this day in history.  

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 February - 08.  

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

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

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

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  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  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  On this day in history francois Tak, Dutch diplomat on Java, murdered  

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 this day in history.  

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

1691  Carlo Rainaldi, composer, dies at 79 on this day in history.  

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

1487  On February - 08 birth of ulrich, Duke of Württemberg (d. 1550)  

1552  On this day in history birth of agrippa d'Aubigné, French poet and soldier (d. 1630)  

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

1586  Jacob Praetorius, composer was born on February - 08.  

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

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

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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 this day in history.  

1265  Death of Hulagu Khan, Mongol ruler (b. 1217) on February - 08.  

1296  On February - 08 death of king Przemysł II of Poland (b. 1257)  

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

1513  On February - 08 alonso de Ojeda, Spanish explorer (Curacao & Bonaire), dies  

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

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