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Historical Events Happened In February - 08

Saturday, 30 April 2016

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

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.  

1291  On February - 08 afonso IV, King of Portugal (1325-57)  

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

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

1526  Heavy storm strikes Dutch coast, many die on February - 08.  

1575  On this day in history university of Leiden Netherlands opens  

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

1577  On this day in history 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  Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots (1560-87), beheaded at 44 [NS=Feb 18] on this day in history.  

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

1600  Vatican convicts scholar Giordano Bruno to death on February - 08.  

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

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  Jan H Van Linschoten, traveller/writer (Reys-Gheschrift), dies on February - 08.  

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

1622  King James I disbands the English parliament on February - 08.  

1631  Charles I grants Cape Breton Island to Robert Gordon of Lochinvar and son Robert on February - 08.  

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  On February - 08 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  Isaac Newton reads 1st optics paper before Royal Society in London on this day in history.  

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

1686  Francois Tak, Dutch diplomat on Java, murdered on this day in history.  

1690  French &Indian troops set Schenectady settlement New York on fire on this day in history.  

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  Carlo Rainaldi, composer, dies at 79 on February - 08.  

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Famous People Born On This Day In History

1191  On February - 08 birth of yaroslav II of Russia (d. 1246)  

1291  On February - 08 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  On this day in history 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  Stefanus of Thiers/Muret, founder of order of Grammond/saint, dies on February - 08.  

1245  On February - 08 johannes de Rupella/de la Rochelle, French theologist, dies  

1250  Death of Robert I of Artois, French crusader (b. 1216) on this day in history.  

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

1296  Death of King Przemysł II of Poland (b. 1257) on this day in history.  

1303  Nanshu, Zen teacher (Rinzai line)/founder (Zounan temple), dies on February - 08.  

1513  Alonso de Ojeda, Spanish explorer (Curacao & Bonaire), dies on February - 08.  

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

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