Historical Events In February - 29
Sunday, 18 April 2021
0468 On February - 29 pope Hilarius, calendar reformer, dies (birth date unknown)
1288 It becomes legal in Scotland for a woman to propose marriage to a man on February - 29.
1468 Paul III, last Renaissance pope (1534-49) on February - 29.
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 Patrick Hamilton, student of Parid, Louvain, St Andrews, Marburg, Abbot of Fearn, burned at St Andrew for heresy, the first Reformation martyr in Scotland on this day in history.
1528 Patrick Hamilton, Scottish protestant martyr, burned at stake on February - 29.
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 this day in history.
1692 On February - 29 edward Cave, England, printer (Gentlemen's Magazine)
1696 English ex-premier Earl Danby accused of corruption on this day in history.
1696 On this day in history esprit Joseph Antoine Blanchard, composer
1704 On this day in history french & Indians attack Deerfield MA, kill 50, abduct 100
1704 On February - 29 french & Indians attack Deerfield, Mass, kill 50, abduct 100
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 Queen Ulrica Eleonora of Sweden resigns on February - 29.
1724 On February - 29 eva Marie Veigel, ballet dancer and wife of actor David Garrick (d.1822)
1728 On this day in history robert Bage, English writer (Criticism by Peter Faulkner)
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 On this day in history anna Lee, Manchester England, founder (Shaker movement in America)
1780 On February - 29 the Omicron Delta Omega fraternity was founded by Benjamin Franklin at James Madison University.
1784 Marquis de Sade transferred from Vincennes fortress to the Bastille on this day in history.
1784 Franz KL von Klenze, German architect (Hermitage, St-Petersburg) on February - 29.
1792 The birth of John Holland, American inventor of the submarine on this day in history.
1792 On February - 29 gioacchino Rossini, Pesaro Italy, composer (Barber of Seville)
1796 Jay's Treaty proclaimed, settles some differences with England on this day in history.
1796 [Lambert] Adolphe J Quetelet, Belgian astronomer/meteorology on this day in history.
1812 Hermann Hirschboch, German composer on this day in history.
1816 Dutch (King) Willem II marries Russian grand-duchess Anna Paulowna on February - 29.
1820 Adolf Schimon, composer on February - 29.
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 On this day in history giacomo Meyerbeers opera "Les Huguenots," premieres in Paris