Historical Events In February - 29
Friday, 24 January 2020
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 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 Columbus uses a lunar eclipse to frighten hostile Jamaican Indians on February - 29.
1528 On February - 29 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 On this day in history edward Cave, England, printer (Gentlemen's Magazine)
1696 On February - 29 english ex-premier Earl Danby accused of corruption
1696 On February - 29 esprit Joseph Antoine Blanchard, composer
1704 On this day in history french & Indians attack Deerfield MA, kill 50, abduct 100
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 Queen Ulrica Eleonora of Sweden resigns on February - 29.
1724 Eva Marie Veigel, ballet dancer and wife of actor David Garrick (d.1822) on this day in history.
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 On February - 29 the birth of Gioacchino Rossini, Italian operatic composer
1736 On this day in history anna Lee, Manchester England, founder (Shaker movement in America)
1780 The Omicron Delta Omega fraternity was founded by Benjamin Franklin at James Madison University on this day in history.
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 The birth of John Holland, American inventor of the submarine on this day in history.
1792 On this day in history gioacchino Rossini, Pesaro Italy, composer (Barber of Seville)
1796 Jay's Treaty proclaimed, settles some differences with England on February - 29.
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 this day in history.
1828 Antonio Guzman Blanco, president Venezuela on February - 29.
1832 On February - 29 charles Darwin visits jungle near Bahia Brazil
1836 Giacomo Meyerbeers opera "Les Huguenots," premieres in Paris on this day in history.