Historical Events In February - 08
Monday, 06 February 2023
0412 St Proclus, patriarch of Constantinople on this day in history.
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 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 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 On February - 08 heavy storm strikes Dutch coast, many die
1575 On this day in history university of Leiden Netherlands opens
1575 On February - 08 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 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 February - 08.
1600 On this day in history vatican convicts scholar Giordano Bruno to death
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 this day in history jan H Van Linschoten, traveller/writer (Reys-Gheschrift), dies
1612 On February - 08 samuel Butler, England, poet/satirist (Hudibras) (baptized)
1622 King James I disbands the English parliament on February - 08.
1631 Charles I grants Cape Breton Island to Robert Gordon of Lochinvar and son Robert on this day in history.
1631 King Louis XIII 1601-1643 names Charles de La Tour Governor and Lieutenant-General of New France and Acadia on February - 08.
1650 John Adriaensz, hydraulic engineer (Haarlemmermeer), dies at about 74 on February - 08.
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 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 this day in history lord Halifax resigns as Lord Privy Seal
1690 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 on February - 08.
1690 French & Indian troops set Schenectady settlement NY on fire on this day in history.
1691 Carlo Rainaldi, composer, dies at 79 on February - 08.