Historical Events In February - 29
Sunday, 16 June 2019
0468 Pope Hilarius, calendar reformer, dies (birth date unknown) on this day in history.
1288 On February - 29 it becomes legal in Scotland for a woman to propose marriage to a man.
1468 Paul III, last Renaissance pope (1534-49) on this day in history.
1504 On February - 29 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 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 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 February - 29.
1692 Edward Cave, England, printer (Gentlemen's Magazine) on February - 29.
1696 English ex-premier Earl Danby accused of corruption on this day in history.
1696 On this day in history esprit Joseph Antoine Blanchard, composer
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 this day in history.
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 Robert Bage, English writer (Criticism by Peter Faulkner) on February - 29.
1736 On this day in history the birth of Ann Lee, Founder of the American Society of Shakers
1736 On this day in history 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 Marquis de Sade transferred from Vincennes fortress to the Bastille on February - 29.
1784 On February - 29 franz KL von Klenze, German architect (Hermitage, St-Petersburg)
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 On this day in history jay's Treaty proclaimed, settles some differences with England
1796 On this day in history [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 Charles Darwin visits jungle near Bahia Brazil on February - 29.
1836 Giacomo Meyerbeers opera "Les Huguenots," premieres in Paris on February - 29.