Historical Events In February - 29
Sunday, 29 March 2020
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 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 this day in history.
1504 On this day in history 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 John Whitgift, Archbishop of Canterbury (1583-1604), dies at about 74 on February - 29.
1692 Sarah Good & Tituba, an Indian servant, accused of witchcraft, Salem on this day in history.
1692 Edward Cave, England, printer (Gentlemen's Magazine) on February - 29.
1696 On February - 29 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 French & Indians attack Deerfield, Mass, kill 50, abduct 100 on this day in history.
1712 On February - 29 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 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 February - 29.
1736 On February - 29 the birth of Gioacchino Rossini, Italian operatic composer
1736 Anna Lee, Manchester England, founder (Shaker movement in America) on this day in history.
1780 The Omicron Delta Omega fraternity was founded by Benjamin Franklin at James Madison University on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
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 February - 29 [Lambert] Adolphe J Quetelet, Belgian astronomer/meteorology
1812 Hermann Hirschboch, German composer on February - 29.
1816 On this day in history dutch (King) Willem II marries Russian grand-duchess Anna Paulowna
1820 Adolf Schimon, composer on February - 29.
1828 Antonio Guzman Blanco, president Venezuela on February - 29.
1832 On this day in history charles Darwin visits jungle near Bahia Brazil
1836 Giacomo Meyerbeers opera "Les Huguenots," premieres in Paris on this day in history.