Historical Events In February - 29
Saturday, 09 December 2023
0468 Pope Hilarius, calendar reformer, dies (birth date unknown) on this day in history.
1288 It becomes legal in Scotland for a woman to propose marriage to a man on this day in history.
1468 On this day in history paul III, last Renaissance pope (1534-49)
1504 Christopher Columbus uses a lunar eclipse to frighten hostile Jamaican natives into providing his crew with food on February - 29.
1504 On February - 29 columbus uses a lunar eclipse to frighten hostile Jamaican Indians
1528 On this day in history patrick Hamilton, student of Parid, Louvain, St Andrews, Marburg, Abbot of Fearn, burned at St Andrew for heresy, the first Reformation martyr in Scotland
1528 On February - 29 patrick Hamilton, Scottish protestant martyr, burned at stake
1604 On this day in history john Whitgift, Archbishop of Canterbury (1583-1604), dies at about 74
1692 Sarah Good & Tituba, an Indian servant, accused of witchcraft, Salem on February - 29.
1692 Edward Cave, England, printer (Gentlemen's Magazine) on this day in history.
1696 On this day in history english ex-premier Earl Danby accused of corruption
1696 On this day in history esprit Joseph Antoine Blanchard, composer
1704 On February - 29 french & Indians attack Deerfield MA, kill 50, abduct 100
1704 French & Indians attack Deerfield, Mass, kill 50, abduct 100 on February - 29.
1712 February 29 is followed by February 30 in Sweden, in a move to abolish the Swedish calendar for a return to the Old style on February - 29.
1720 On this day in history queen Ulrica Eleonora of Sweden resigns
1724 Eva Marie Veigel, ballet dancer and wife of actor David Garrick (d.1822) on this day in history.
1728 Robert Bage, English writer (Criticism by Peter Faulkner) on February - 29.
1736 The birth of Ann Lee, Founder of the American Society of Shakers on this day in history.
1736 The birth of Gioacchino Rossini, Italian operatic composer on this day in history.
1736 Anna Lee, Manchester England, founder (Shaker movement in America) on February - 29.
1780 The Omicron Delta Omega fraternity was founded by Benjamin Franklin at James Madison University on this day in history.
1784 On this day in history marquis de Sade transferred from Vincennes fortress to the Bastille
1784 On this day in history franz KL von Klenze, German architect (Hermitage, St-Petersburg)
1792 The birth of John Holland, American inventor of the submarine on this day in history.
1792 Gioacchino Rossini, Pesaro Italy, composer (Barber of Seville) on this day in history.
1796 Jay's Treaty proclaimed, settles some differences with England on this day in history.
1796 On this day in history [Lambert] Adolphe J Quetelet, Belgian astronomer/meteorology
1812 On February - 29 hermann Hirschboch, German composer
1816 Dutch (King) Willem II marries Russian grand-duchess Anna Paulowna on February - 29.
1820 On this day in history adolf Schimon, composer
1828 On this day in history antonio Guzman Blanco, president Venezuela
1832 On this day in history charles Darwin visits jungle near Bahia Brazil
1836 Giacomo Meyerbeers opera "Les Huguenots," premieres in Paris on February - 29.