Historical Events In February - 29
Wednesday, 15 July 2020
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 On this day in history 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 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 Sarah Good & Tituba, an Indian servant, accused of witchcraft, Salem on February - 29.
1692 On February - 29 edward Cave, England, printer (Gentlemen's Magazine)
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 February - 29.
1704 On this day in history french & Indians attack Deerfield, Mass, kill 50, abduct 100
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 this day in history.
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 this day in history.
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 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 February - 29 marquis de Sade transferred from Vincennes fortress to the Bastille
1784 Franz KL von Klenze, German architect (Hermitage, St-Petersburg) on February - 29.
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 this day in history.
1796 On this day in history [Lambert] Adolphe J Quetelet, Belgian astronomer/meteorology
1812 Hermann Hirschboch, German composer on February - 29.
1816 Dutch (King) Willem II marries Russian grand-duchess Anna Paulowna on February - 29.
1820 On February - 29 adolf Schimon, composer
1828 On this day in history antonio Guzman Blanco, president Venezuela
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