Historical Events In February - 29
Tuesday, 26 October 2021
0468 On this day in history pope Hilarius, calendar reformer, dies (birth date unknown)
1288 On February - 29 it becomes legal in Scotland for a woman to propose marriage to a man.
1468 On February - 29 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 this day in history.
1504 Columbus uses a lunar eclipse to frighten hostile Jamaican Indians on February - 29.
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 Patrick Hamilton, Scottish protestant martyr, burned at stake on this day in history.
1604 On this day in history john Whitgift, Archbishop of Canterbury (1583-1604), dies at about 74
1692 On this day in history sarah Good & Tituba, an Indian servant, accused of witchcraft, Salem
1692 On this day in history edward Cave, England, printer (Gentlemen's Magazine)
1696 On this day in history english ex-premier Earl Danby accused of corruption
1696 Esprit Joseph Antoine Blanchard, composer on this day in history.
1704 French & Indians attack Deerfield MA, kill 50, abduct 100 on this day in history.
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 Eva Marie Veigel, ballet dancer and wife of actor David Garrick (d.1822) on February - 29.
1728 On February - 29 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 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 February - 29 franz KL von Klenze, German architect (Hermitage, St-Petersburg)
1792 The birth of John Holland, American inventor of the submarine on February - 29.
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 On this day in history hermann Hirschboch, German composer
1816 Dutch (King) Willem II marries Russian grand-duchess Anna Paulowna on February - 29.
1820 On February - 29 adolf Schimon, composer
1828 Antonio Guzman Blanco, president Venezuela on this day in history.
1832 On February - 29 charles Darwin visits jungle near Bahia Brazil
1836 On this day in history giacomo Meyerbeers opera "Les Huguenots," premieres in Paris