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Historical Events Happened In February - 08

Friday, 30 September 2016

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  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 February - 08 johannes de Rupella/de la Rochelle, French theologist, dies  

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

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

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 February - 08.  

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

1587  On February - 08 mary Stuart, Queen of Scots (1560-87), beheaded at 44 [NS=Feb 18]  

1599  Robert Rollock, Scottish educator on this day in history.  

1600  Vatican convicts scholar Giordano Bruno to death on this day in history.  

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 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 this day in history.  

1622  On February - 08 king James I disbands the English parliament  

1631  Charles I grants Cape Breton Island to Robert Gordon of Lochinvar and son Robert on this day in history.  

1631  On February - 08 king Louis XIII 1601-1643 names Charles de La Tour Governor and Lieutenant-General of New France and Acadia  

1650  On this day in history 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  On February - 08 isaac Newton reads 1st optics paper before Royal Society in London  

1676  On this day in history aleksei M Romanov, 1st Romanov-czar of Russia, dies at 46  

1686  On February - 08 francois Tak, Dutch diplomat on Java, murdered  

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

1690  On February - 08 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  On this day in history 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 WĂĽrttemberg (d. 1550) was born on this day in history.  

1552  Agrippa d'AubignĂ©, French poet and soldier (d. 1630) was born on February - 08.  

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 February - 08 birth of samuel Butler, England, poet/satirist (Hudibras) (baptized)  

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  On this day in history johannes de Rupella/de la Rochelle, French theologist, dies  

1250  Death of Robert I of Artois, French crusader (b. 1216) on February - 08.  

1265  On February - 08 death of hulagu Khan, Mongol ruler (b. 1217)  

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

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  

1529  On this day in history death of baldassare Castiglione, Italian writer and diplomat (b. 1478)  

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