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Historical Events Happened In February - 27

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

0837  15th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet on this day in history.  

1167  Robert of Melun, English philosopher/bishop of Hereford, dies on this day in history.  

1526  Saxony & Hesse form League of Gotha (league of Protestant princes) on this day in history.  

1531  Evangelical German monarchy/towns form Schmalkaldische Union on this day in history.  

1539  Franciscus Raphelengius, Dutch book publisher on this day in history.  

1557  First Russian Embassy opens in London, Russia & US sign trade agreement on this day in history.  

1557  1st Russian Embassy arrives in London on this day in history.  

1563  On this day in history william Byrd is appointed organist at Lincoln Cathedral  

1594  On this day in history henri IV crowned king of France  

1622  On this day in history rembrandt Carel Fabritius, Dutch painter  

1626  On this day in history yuan Chonghuan is appointed Governor of Liaodong, after he led the Chinese into a great victory against the Manchurians under Nurhaci.  

1649  On this day in history johann Philipp Krieger, composer  

1656  On this day in history johan van Heemskerk, Dutch lawyer/writer/interpreter, dies  

1665  Battle at Elmina, Gold Coast Vice-Admiral De Ruyter beats English on this day in history.  

1665  Battle at Elmina, Gold Coast: Vice-adm De Ruyter beats English on this day in history.  

1667  Abraham Crijnssen conquerors Fort Willoughby (Zeelandia), Suriname on this day in history.  

1670  On this day in history jews are expelled from Austria by order of Leopold I  

1670  Jews expelled from Austria by order of Leopold I on this day in history.  

1678  On this day in history earl of Shaftesbury freed out of London Tower  

1696  On this day in history english/Welsh nobles lay down Oath of Association  

1696  On this day in history english/Welsh nobles lay down Oath of Assn  

1700  Pacific island of New Britain discovered on this day in history.  

1702  On this day in history johann Valentin Gorner, composer  

1706  On this day in history john Evelyn, diarist, dies  

1713  French troops bomb Willemstad Curaçao on this day in history.  

1713  French troops bomb Willemstad Curacao on this day in history.  

1731  On this day in history angelo Predieri, composer, dies at 76  

1733  On this day in history johann Adam Birkenstock, composer, dies at 46  

1735  On this day in history john Arbuthnot, physician/mathematician, dies  

1745  Silverius Muller, composer on this day in history.  

1746  Gian Francesco Fortunati, composer on this day in history.  

1759  On this day in history johann Carl Friedrich Rellstab, composer  

1779  Jan Nepveu, Dutch gov-gen of Suriname (1769-79), dies at 59 on this day in history.  

1784  Elias Annes Borger, Dutch theologist/poet (To the Rhine) on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In February - 27

Famous People Born On This Day In History

0272  Constantine I, Roman emperor (306-337), adopted Christianity (d. 337) was born on this day in history.  

1539  Franciscus Raphelengius, Dutch book publisher was born on this day in history.  

1622  Rembrandt Carel Fabritius, Dutch painter was born on this day in history.  

1649  On this day in history birth of johann Philipp Krieger, composer  

1691  Edward Cave, English editor and publisher (d. 1754) was born on this day in history.  

1702  Johann Valentin Gorner, composer was born on this day in history.  

1711  Constantine Mavrocordatos, Prince of Wallachia and Prince of Moldavia (d. 1769) was born on this day in history.  

1745  On this day in history birth of silverius Muller, composer  

Famous Deaths In February - 27

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1167  On this day in history robert of Melun, English philosopher/bishop of Hereford, dies  

1656  On this day in history johan van Heemskerk, Dutch lawyer/writer/interpreter, dies  

1659  On this day in history death of henry Dunster, first President of Harvard College (b. 1609)  

1699  Death of Charles Paulet, 1st Duke of Bolton, English politician (b. c. 1625) on this day in history.  

1706  On this day in history john Evelyn, diarist, dies  

1720  On this day in history death of samuel Parris, English-born Puritan minister (b. 1653)  

1731  On this day in history angelo Predieri, composer, dies at 76  

1733  On this day in history johann Adam Birkenstock, composer, dies at 46