Historical Events In February - 29
Monday, 15 October 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 On this day in history christopher Columbus uses a lunar eclipse to frighten hostile Jamaican natives into providing his crew with food.
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 this day in history.
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 February - 29.
1692 On February - 29 sarah Good & Tituba, an Indian servant, accused of witchcraft, Salem
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 Esprit Joseph Antoine Blanchard, composer on this day in history.
1704 On February - 29 french & Indians attack Deerfield MA, kill 50, abduct 100
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 this day in history 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 this day in history.
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 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 this day in history marquis de Sade transferred from Vincennes fortress to the Bastille
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 Gioacchino Rossini, Pesaro Italy, composer (Barber of Seville) on this day in history.
1796 On February - 29 jay's Treaty proclaimed, settles some differences with England
1796 [Lambert] Adolphe J Quetelet, Belgian astronomer/meteorology on this day in history.
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 this day in history adolf Schimon, composer
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.