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Historical Events Happened In February - 08

Saturday, 29 November 2014

0412  St Proclus, patriarch of Constantinople on this day in history.  

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

0421  On this day in history flavius Constantine becomes emperor Constantine III of West Roman emp  

1124  Stefanus of Thiers/Muret, founder of order of Grammond/saint, dies on this day in history.  

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

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

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

1513  On this day in history 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 this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1600  On this day in history vatican convicts scholar Giordano Bruno to death  

1601  On this day in history earl Robert Devereux of Essex armies draws into London  

1604  On February - 08 pierre de Gua de Monts c1558-1628 forms de Monts Trading Company with Champlain and Gravé du Pont; Canada's first chartered company  

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  King James I disbands the English parliament on this day in history.  

1631  On February - 08 charles I grants Cape Breton Island to Robert Gordon of Lochinvar and son Robert  

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  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  Francois Tak, Dutch diplomat on Java, murdered on this day in history.  

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

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

1586  On this day in history 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.  

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

1250  On this day in history death of robert I of Artois, French crusader (b. 1216)  

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

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

1529  Death of Baldassare Castiglione, Italian writer and diplomat (b. 1478) on February - 08.