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 This day in History - February 5
437 Historic Events for February 5
816

Frankish emperor Louis grants archbishop Salzburg immunity

Event
1428

King Alfonso V, orders Sicily's Jews to attend conversion sermons

Event
1488

Roman catholic German emperor Maximilian I caught in Belgium

Event
1512

French troops under Gaston de Foix rescues Bologna

Event
1556

Kings Henri I and Philip II sign Treaty of Vaucelles

Event
1572

Beggars assault Oisterwijk Neth, drive nuns out

Event
1576

Henry of Navarre abjures Catholicism at Tours

Event
1578

Giovanni B Moroni, Italian portrait painter, dies

Death
1589

Honorat de Brueil seigneur de Racan, French playwright/poet

Birth
1591

Gerard de Jode, Flemish publisher, dies

Death
1626

Marie de S‚vign‚, Paris, letter-writer (Portrait in Letters)

Birth
1631

Rhode Island, founder, Roger Williams arrives in Boston from England

Event
1644

1st US livestock branding law passed, by Connecticut

Event
1649

Prince of Wales becomes king Charles II

Event
1658

Maria Margaretha van Angels, Dutch prioress at Oirschot, dies at 52

Death
1662

Giuseppi Vignola, composer

Birth
1663

Earthquake in Canada

Event
1679

German emperor Leopold I signs peace with France

Event
1679

Joost van den Vondel, Dutch poet (Gysbreght van Aemstel), dies at 91

Death
1685

Charles II, king of England (1660-85)/Nell Gwynns lover, dies at 54?

Death
1705

Jean Gilles, composer, dies at 37

Death
1711

Joseph Umstatt, composer

Birth
1721

James Stanhope 1st earl of Stanhope, English general, dies at 47

Death
1723

John Witherspoon, clergyman/signed Declaration of Independence

Birth
1732

Nathanael Gottfried Gruner, composer

Birth