Historical Events In February - 08
Saturday, 21 April 2018
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 On February - 08 flavius Constantine becomes emperor Constantine III of West Roman emp
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
1291 Afonso IV, King of Portugal (1325-57) on this day in history.
1303 On February - 08 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 University of Leiden Netherlands opens on this day in history.
1575 University Leiden founded, and given the motto "Praesidium Libertatis" on this day in history.
1577 On February - 08 robert Burton, writer, Anglican clergyman (Anatomy of Melancholy)
1586 On February - 08 jacob Praetorius, composer
1587 On February - 08 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 Robert Rollock, Scottish educator on February - 08.
1600 Vatican convicts scholar Giordano Bruno to death on February - 08.
1601 Earl Robert Devereux of Essex armies draws into London on February - 08.
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 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 On February - 08 king James I disbands the English parliament
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 this day in history.
1650 On February - 08 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 this day in history.
1676 Aleksei M Romanov, 1st Romanov-czar of Russia, dies at 46 on February - 08.
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 On February - 08 lord Halifax resigns as Lord Privy Seal
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 February - 08 french & Indian troops set Schenectady settlement NY on fire
1691 On February - 08 carlo Rainaldi, composer, dies at 79