Historical Events In February - 29
Sunday, 17 February 2019
0468 On February - 29 pope Hilarius, calendar reformer, dies (birth date unknown)
1288 On this day in history it becomes legal in Scotland for a woman to propose marriage to a man.
1468 Paul III, last Renaissance pope (1534-49) on this day in history.
1504 On February - 29 christopher Columbus uses a lunar eclipse to frighten hostile Jamaican natives into providing his crew with food.
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 this day in history.
1604 On February - 29 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 English ex-premier Earl Danby accused of corruption on February - 29.
1696 On February - 29 esprit Joseph Antoine Blanchard, composer
1704 French & Indians attack Deerfield MA, kill 50, abduct 100 on this day in history.
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 February - 29 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 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 On this day in history the birth of Gioacchino Rossini, Italian operatic composer
1736 Anna Lee, Manchester England, founder (Shaker movement in America) on this day in history.
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 On February - 29 franz KL von Klenze, German architect (Hermitage, St-Petersburg)
1792 On this day in history the birth of John Holland, American inventor of the submarine
1792 Gioacchino Rossini, Pesaro Italy, composer (Barber of Seville) on February - 29.
1796 Jay's Treaty proclaimed, settles some differences with England on this day in history.
1796 [Lambert] Adolphe J Quetelet, Belgian astronomer/meteorology on February - 29.
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 Adolf Schimon, composer on this day in history.
1828 On this day in history antonio Guzman Blanco, president Venezuela
1832 Charles Darwin visits jungle near Bahia Brazil on this day in history.
1836 On this day in history giacomo Meyerbeers opera "Les Huguenots," premieres in Paris