Historical Events For February - 08
Saturday, 21 January 2017
0412 St Proclus, patriarch of Constantinople on this day in history.
0421 On this day in history 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 On this day in history stefanus of Thiers/Muret, founder of order of Grammond/saint, dies
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 February - 08 nanshu, Zen teacher (Rinzai line)/founder (Zounan temple), dies
1513 On this day in history 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 University Leiden founded, and given the motto "Praesidium Libertatis" on this day in history.
1577 Robert Burton, writer, Anglican clergyman (Anatomy of Melancholy) on this day in history.
1586 On February - 08 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 On this day in history vatican convicts scholar Giordano Bruno to death
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 this day in history.
1611 Jan H Van Linschoten, traveller/writer (Reys-Gheschrift), dies on February - 08.
1612 On February - 08 samuel Butler, England, poet/satirist (Hudibras) (baptized)
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 John Adriaensz, hydraulic engineer (Haarlemmermeer), dies at about 74 on February - 08.
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 On February - 08 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 On February - 08 lord Halifax resigns as Lord Privy Seal
1690 On this day in history 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 French & Indian troops set Schenectady settlement NY on fire on February - 08.
1691 On February - 08 carlo Rainaldi, composer, dies at 79