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Historical Events For February - 08

Sunday, 23 April 2017

0412  On this day in history st Proclus, patriarch of Constantinople  

0421  Flavius Constantine becomes emperor Constantine III of West Roman empire on February - 08.  

0421  Flavius Constantine becomes emperor Constantine III of West Roman emp on this day in history.  

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

1245  On this day in history 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 February - 08.  

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

1526  Heavy storm strikes Dutch coast, many die on February - 08.  

1575  University of Leiden Netherlands opens on February - 08.  

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1575  University Leiden founded, and given the motto "Praesidium Libertatis" on February - 08.  

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

1586  Jacob Praetorius, composer on this day in history.  

1587  Mary, Queen of Scots looses her head on February - 08.  

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

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

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 this day in history.  

1650  On February - 08 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  Francois Tak, Dutch diplomat on Java, murdered on February - 08.  

1690  French &Indian troops set Schenectady settlement New York on fire on this day in history.  

1690  On this day in history lord Halifax resigns as Lord Privy Seal  

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 February - 08.  

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

1691  Carlo Rainaldi, composer, dies at 79 on February - 08.  

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Famous Birthdays In February - 08

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1191  Yaroslav II of Russia (d. 1246) was born on February - 08.  

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

1487  On February - 08 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  On this day in history 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  Gabriel Daniel, French Jesuit historian (d. 1728) was born on February - 08.  

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

1296  Death of King Przemysł II of Poland (b. 1257) on this day in history.  

1303  On February - 08 nanshu, Zen teacher (Rinzai line)/founder (Zounan temple), dies  

1513  Alonso de Ojeda, Spanish explorer (Curacao & Bonaire), dies on February - 08.  

1529  On February - 08 death of baldassare Castiglione, Italian writer and diplomat (b. 1478)  

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