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 This day in History - February 29
151 Historic Events for February 29
468

Pope Hilarius, calendar reformer, dies (birth date unknown)

Death
468

St Hilary, Catholic Pope (461-468), dies

Death
642

Oswald, English missionaries/saint, dies in battle

Death
1468

Paul III, last Renaissance pope (1534-49)

Birth
1504

Columbus uses a lunar eclipse to frighten hostile Jamaican Indians

Event
1528

Patrick Hamilton, Scottish protestant martyr, burned at stake

Death
1604

John Whitgift, Archbishop of Canterbury (1583-1604), dies at about 74

Death
1692

Edward Cave, England, printer (Gentlemen's Magazine)

Birth
1692

Sarah Good and Tituba, an Indian servant, accused of witchcraft, Salem

Event
1695

English ex-premier Earl Danby accused of corruption

Event
1696

Esprit Joseph Antoine Blanchard, composer

Birth
1704

French and Indians attack Deerfield, Mass, kill 50, abduct 100

Event
1720

Queen Ulrica Eleonora of Sweden resigns

Event
1728

Robert Bage, English writer (Criticism by Peter Faulkner)

Birth
1736

Anna Lee, Manchester England, founder (Shaker movement in America)

Birth
1784

Marquis de Sade transferred from Vincennes fortress to the Bastille

Event
1784

Franz KL von Klenze, German architect (Hermitage, St-Petersburg)

Birth
1792

Gioacchino Rossini, Pesaro Italy, composer (Barber of Seville)

Birth
1792

Karl Ernst von Baler, Russia, naturalist (discovered human ovum)

Birth
1796

Jay's Treaty proclaimed, settles some differences with England

Event
1796

[Lambert] Adolphe J Quetelet, Belgian astronomer/meteorology

Birth
1799

Augustus Callcott, landscape painter, Kensington

Birth
1812

Hermann Hirschboch, German composer

Birth
1816

Dutch (King) Willem II marries Russian grand-duchess Anna Paulowna

Event
1820

Adolf Schimon, composer

Birth