Historical Events In February - 29
Saturday, 14 December 2019
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 February - 29.
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 February - 29 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 this day in history.
1692 On February - 29 edward Cave, England, printer (Gentlemen's Magazine)
1696 On February - 29 english ex-premier Earl Danby accused of corruption
1696 On February - 29 esprit Joseph Antoine Blanchard, composer
1704 On February - 29 french & Indians attack Deerfield MA, kill 50, abduct 100
1704 French & Indians attack Deerfield, Mass, kill 50, abduct 100 on February - 29.
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 Queen Ulrica Eleonora of Sweden resigns on this day in history.
1724 On this day in history 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 The birth of Ann Lee, Founder of the American Society of Shakers on February - 29.
1736 On this day in history the birth of Gioacchino Rossini, Italian operatic composer
1736 On February - 29 anna Lee, Manchester England, founder (Shaker movement in America)
1780 On February - 29 the Omicron Delta Omega fraternity was founded by Benjamin Franklin at James Madison University.
1784 Marquis de Sade transferred from Vincennes fortress to the Bastille on this day in history.
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 February - 29.
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 this day in history.
1812 On this day in history hermann Hirschboch, German composer
1816 Dutch (King) Willem II marries Russian grand-duchess Anna Paulowna on this day in history.
1820 Adolf Schimon, composer on this day in history.
1828 Antonio Guzman Blanco, president Venezuela on this day in history.
1832 Charles Darwin visits jungle near Bahia Brazil on this day in history.
1836 Giacomo Meyerbeers opera "Les Huguenots," premieres in Paris on February - 29.