Historical Events In February - 08
Monday, 22 April 2019
0412 On February - 08 st Proclus, patriarch of Constantinople
0421 On this day in history flavius Constantine becomes emperor Constantine III of West Roman empire
0421 Flavius Constantine becomes emperor Constantine III of West Roman emp 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
1291 Afonso IV, King of Portugal (1325-57) on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
1575 On February - 08 university of Leiden Netherlands opens
1575 University Leiden founded, and given the motto "Praesidium Libertatis" on February - 08.
1577 Robert Burton, writer, Anglican clergyman (Anatomy of Melancholy) on February - 08.
1586 Jacob Praetorius, composer on February - 08.
1587 On February - 08 mary, Queen of Scots looses her head
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 this day in history.
1601 On February - 08 earl Robert Devereux of Essex armies draws into London
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 On February - 08 jan H Van Linschoten, traveller/writer (Reys-Gheschrift), dies
1612 On this day in history samuel Butler, England, poet/satirist (Hudibras) (baptized)
1622 On February - 08 king James I disbands the English parliament
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 Isaac Newton reads first optics paper before Royal Society in London on February - 08.
1672 On this day in history isaac Newton reads 1st optics paper before Royal Society in London
1676 Aleksei M Romanov, 1st Romanov-czar of Russia, dies at 46 on February - 08.
1686 On February - 08 francois Tak, Dutch diplomat on Java, murdered
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 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 this day in history.
1691 On February - 08 carlo Rainaldi, composer, dies at 79