Historical Events In February - 29
Monday, 18 January 2021
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 this day in history paul III, last Renaissance pope (1534-49)
1504 On this day in history 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 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 Patrick Hamilton, Scottish protestant martyr, burned at stake on February - 29.
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 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 February - 29.
1704 French & Indians attack Deerfield, Mass, kill 50, abduct 100 on this day in history.
1712 On this day in history 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 Queen Ulrica Eleonora of Sweden resigns on this day in history.
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 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 Marquis de Sade transferred from Vincennes fortress to the Bastille on this day in history.
1784 On this day in history 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 On this day in history gioacchino Rossini, Pesaro Italy, composer (Barber of Seville)
1796 On this day in history jay's Treaty proclaimed, settles some differences with England
1796 On February - 29 [Lambert] Adolphe J Quetelet, Belgian astronomer/meteorology
1812 Hermann Hirschboch, German composer on this day in history.
1816 On February - 29 dutch (King) Willem II marries Russian grand-duchess Anna Paulowna
1820 On February - 29 adolf Schimon, composer
1828 Antonio Guzman Blanco, president Venezuela on February - 29.
1832 On this day in history charles Darwin visits jungle near Bahia Brazil
1836 On this day in history giacomo Meyerbeers opera "Les Huguenots," premieres in Paris