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Historical Events Happened In February - 08

Monday, 31 August 2015

0412  St Proclus, patriarch of Constantinople on February - 08.  

0421  On February - 08 flavius Constantine becomes emperor Constantine III of West Roman empire  

0421  On February - 08 flavius Constantine becomes emperor Constantine III of West Roman emp  

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

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

1575  University of Leiden Netherlands opens on February - 08.  

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

1577  Robert Burton, writer, Anglican clergyman (Anatomy of Melancholy) on this day in history.  

1586  On this day in history jacob Praetorius, composer  

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

1587  Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots (1560-87), beheaded at 44 [NS=Feb 18] on this day in history.  

1599  On this day in history robert Rollock, Scottish educator  

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

1601  Earl Robert Devereux of Essex armies draws into London on February - 08.  

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

1672  Isaac Newton reads 1st optics paper before Royal Society in London on February - 08.  

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

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 this day in history.  

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 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  On February - 08 birth of agrippa d'Aubigné, French poet and soldier (d. 1630)  

1577  Robert Burton, writer, Anglican clergyman (Anatomy of Melancholy) was born on February - 08.  

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)  

Famous Deaths In February - 08

Famous People Died On This Day In History

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  

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 February - 08.  

1303  On this day in history nanshu, Zen teacher (Rinzai line)/founder (Zounan temple), dies  

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.  

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