Historical Events In February - 29
Sunday, 14 August 2022
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 On this day in history paul III, last Renaissance pope (1534-49)
1504 On February - 29 christopher Columbus uses a lunar eclipse to frighten hostile Jamaican natives into providing his crew with food.
1504 Columbus uses a lunar eclipse to frighten hostile Jamaican Indians on February - 29.
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 February - 29.
1528 Patrick Hamilton, Scottish protestant martyr, burned at stake on this day in history.
1604 John Whitgift, Archbishop of Canterbury (1583-1604), dies at about 74 on this day in history.
1692 On February - 29 sarah Good & Tituba, an Indian servant, accused of witchcraft, Salem
1692 On February - 29 edward Cave, England, printer (Gentlemen's Magazine)
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 French & Indians attack Deerfield MA, kill 50, abduct 100 on February - 29.
1704 On February - 29 french & Indians attack Deerfield, Mass, kill 50, abduct 100
1712 On this day in history february 29 is followed by February 30 in Sweden, in a move to abolish the Swedish calendar for a return to the Old style.
1720 On February - 29 queen Ulrica Eleonora of Sweden resigns
1724 On February - 29 eva Marie Veigel, ballet dancer and wife of actor David Garrick (d.1822)
1728 Robert Bage, English writer (Criticism by Peter Faulkner) on February - 29.
1736 On this day in history the birth of Ann Lee, Founder of the American Society of Shakers
1736 On this day in history the birth of Gioacchino Rossini, Italian operatic composer
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 February - 29.
1784 On February - 29 marquis de Sade transferred from Vincennes fortress to the Bastille
1784 Franz KL von Klenze, German architect (Hermitage, St-Petersburg) on this day in history.
1792 On February - 29 the birth of John Holland, American inventor of the submarine
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 On this day in history [Lambert] Adolphe J Quetelet, Belgian astronomer/meteorology
1812 Hermann Hirschboch, German composer on this day in history.
1816 Dutch (King) Willem II marries Russian grand-duchess Anna Paulowna on this day in history.
1820 On this day in history adolf Schimon, composer
1828 Antonio Guzman Blanco, president Venezuela on this day in history.
1832 Charles Darwin visits jungle near Bahia Brazil on this day in history.
1836 On February - 29 giacomo Meyerbeers opera "Les Huguenots," premieres in Paris