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Historical Events Happened In February - 08

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

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 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  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  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.  

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  On this day in history mary, Queen of Scots looses her head  

1587  On this day in history mary Stuart, Queen of Scots (1560-87), beheaded at 44 [NS=Feb 18]  

1599  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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  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 this day in history king James I disbands the English parliament  

1631  Charles I grants Cape Breton Island to Robert Gordon of Lochinvar and son Robert on this day in history.  

1631  On this day in history 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  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  On this day in history francois Tak, Dutch diplomat on Java, murdered  

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

1690  On this day in history 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  On this day in history french & Indian troops set Schenectady settlement NY on fire  

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  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  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  On this day in history birth of robert Burton, writer, Anglican clergyman (Anatomy of Melancholy)  

1586  Jacob Praetorius, composer was born on this day in history.  

1612  On this day in history birth of samuel Butler, England, poet/satirist (Hudibras) (baptized)  

1649  On this day in history birth of gabriel Daniel, French Jesuit historian (d. 1728)  

Famous Deaths In February - 08

Famous People Died On This Day In History

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 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 this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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

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