Historical Events In February - 29
Saturday, 15 December 2018
0468 On this day in history pope Hilarius, calendar reformer, dies (birth date unknown)
1288 It becomes legal in Scotland for a woman to propose marriage to a man on February - 29.
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 On this day in history patrick Hamilton, Scottish protestant martyr, burned at stake
1604 On this day in history john Whitgift, Archbishop of Canterbury (1583-1604), dies at about 74
1692 On February - 29 sarah Good & Tituba, an Indian servant, accused of witchcraft, Salem
1692 Edward Cave, England, printer (Gentlemen's Magazine) on this day in history.
1696 English ex-premier Earl Danby accused of corruption on this day in history.
1696 Esprit Joseph Antoine Blanchard, composer on February - 29.
1704 French & Indians attack Deerfield MA, kill 50, abduct 100 on February - 29.
1704 On February - 29 french & Indians attack Deerfield, Mass, kill 50, abduct 100
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 this day in history 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 On February - 29 the birth of Ann Lee, Founder of the American Society of Shakers
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 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 February - 29.
1796 On this day in history jay's Treaty proclaimed, settles some differences with England
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 February - 29.
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 February - 29.