Historical Events In February - 08
Friday, 30 October 2020
0412 On this day in history st Proclus, patriarch of Constantinople
0421 On February - 08 flavius Constantine becomes emperor Constantine III of West Roman empire
0421 Flavius Constantine becomes emperor Constantine III of West Roman emp on February - 08.
1124 Stefanus of Thiers/Muret, founder of order of Grammond/saint, dies on February - 08.
1245 Johannes de Rupella/de la Rochelle, French theologist, dies on this day in history.
1291 Afonso IV, King of Portugal (1325-57) on February - 08.
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 On February - 08 university of Leiden Netherlands opens
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 this day in history.
1587 Mary, Queen of Scots looses her head on this day in history.
1587 Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots (1560-87), beheaded at 44 [NS=Feb 18] on February - 08.
1599 Robert Rollock, Scottish educator on this day in history.
1600 On February - 08 vatican convicts scholar Giordano Bruno to death
1601 Earl Robert Devereux of Essex armies draws into London on February - 08.
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 February - 08.
1611 Jan H Van Linschoten, traveller/writer (Reys-Gheschrift), dies on this day in history.
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 this day in history charles I grants Cape Breton Island to Robert Gordon of Lochinvar and son Robert
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 February - 08 john Adriaensz, hydraulic engineer (Haarlemmermeer), dies at about 74
1672 On this day in history isaac Newton reads first optics paper before Royal Society in London
1672 Isaac Newton reads 1st optics paper before Royal Society in London on February - 08.
1676 On February - 08 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 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 February - 08 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 On February - 08 carlo Rainaldi, composer, dies at 79