Historical Events Happened In February - 08
Sunday, 02 August 2015
0412 On this day in history 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 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 February - 08.
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 On February - 08 heavy storm strikes Dutch coast, many die
1575 On this day in history university of Leiden Netherlands opens
1575 On February - 08 university Leiden founded, and given the motto "Praesidium Libertatis"
1577 On February - 08 robert Burton, writer, Anglican clergyman (Anatomy of Melancholy)
1586 On this day in history jacob Praetorius, composer
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 February - 08.
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 February - 08.
1611 On this day in history jan H Van Linschoten, traveller/writer (Reys-Gheschrift), dies
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 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 John Adriaensz, hydraulic engineer (Haarlemmermeer), dies at about 74 on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
1686 Francois Tak, Dutch diplomat on Java, murdered on February - 08.
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 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 this day in history french & Indian troops set Schenectady settlement NY on fire
1691 On February - 08 carlo Rainaldi, composer, dies at 79