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Historical Events Happened In February - 08

Friday, 27 March 2015

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

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  On February - 08 heavy storm strikes Dutch coast, many die  

1575  University of Leiden Netherlands opens on this day in history.  

1575  On this day in history university Leiden founded, and given the motto "Praesidium Libertatis"  

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  Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots (1560-87), beheaded at 44 [NS=Feb 18] on February - 08.  

1599  On February - 08 robert Rollock, Scottish educator  

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

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

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  On this day in history jan H Van Linschoten, traveller/writer (Reys-Gheschrift), dies  

1612  Samuel Butler, England, poet/satirist (Hudibras) (baptized) on February - 08.  

1622  On this day in history 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  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  Isaac Newton reads first optics paper before Royal Society in London on this day in history.  

1672  On February - 08 isaac Newton reads 1st optics paper before Royal Society in London  

1676  Aleksei M Romanov, 1st Romanov-czar of Russia, dies at 46 on this day in history.  

1686  On this day in history francois Tak, Dutch diplomat on Java, murdered  

1690  French &Indian troops set Schenectady settlement New York on fire on February - 08.  

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 February - 08.  

1690  French & Indian troops set Schenectady settlement NY on fire on February - 08.  

1691  Carlo Rainaldi, composer, dies at 79 on this day in history.  

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

1487  Ulrich, Duke of Württemberg (d. 1550) was born on this day in history.  

1552  On this day in history 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  On this day in history birth of jacob Praetorius, composer  

1612  On February - 08 birth of samuel Butler, England, poet/satirist (Hudibras) (baptized)  

1649  On February - 08 birth of gabriel Daniel, French Jesuit historian (d. 1728)  

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 this day in history.  

1245  Johannes de Rupella/de la Rochelle, French theologist, dies on February - 08.  

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  On February - 08 death of king Przemysł II of Poland (b. 1257)  

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

1513  Alonso de Ojeda, Spanish explorer (Curacao & Bonaire), dies on this day in history.  

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