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 This day in History - February 28
449 Historic Events for February 28
870

8th Ecumenical council ends in Constantinople

Event
1066

Westminster Abbey opens

Event
1261

Hendrik, duke of Brabant (1248-61), dies

Death
1533

Michel de Montaigne, France, essayist/philosopher

Birth
1552

Jobst Brgi, [Justus Byrgius], Swiss/German mathematician

Birth
1570

Anti-Portugese uprising on Ternate, Moluccas

Event
1573

Jan "Hans" Liefrinck, Flemish engraver/publisher, dies at about 54

Death
1573

Elias Hill, German architect/city builder (Augsburg)

Birth
1609

Paul Sartorius, composer, dies at 39

Death
1610

Thomas West, Baron de La Mar, is appointed governor of Virginia

Event
1616

Kaspar Forster, composer

Birth
1618

Filips Willem, Prince of Orange, dies at 63

Death
1626

Cyril Tourneur, English poet/dramatist, dies at about 51

Death
1632

Jean-Baptiste Lully, Florence Italy, composer

Birth
1638

Claude G Bachet de Meziriac, French mathematician/poet, dies at 56

Death
1638

Henri duc de Rohan, French soldier/Huguenot leader, dies

Death
1638

Scottish Presbyterians sign National Convent, Greyfriars, Edinburgh

Event
1646

Roger Scott was tried in Mass for sleeping in church

Event
1653

-Mar 3] 3 Day Sea battle English beats Dutch

Event
1663

Thomas Newcomen, English co-inventor (steam engine)

Birth
1665

Lodewijk van Nassau, Dutch governor (Bois-le-Duc), dies

Death
1667

English colony Suriname in Dutch hands

Event
1683

Ren‚-Antoine de R‚aumur, France, biologist/engineer

Birth
1690

Aleksei P Romanov, Russia, son of Peter the Great

Birth
1692

Salem witch hunt begins

Event