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 This day in History - February 8
436 Historic Events for February 8
412

St Proclus, patriarch of Constantinople

Birth
421

Flavius Constantine becomes emperor Constantine III of West Roman emp

Event
1124

Stefanus of Thiers/Muret, founder of order of Grammond/saint, dies

Death
1245

Johannes de Rupella/de la Rochelle, French theologist, dies

Death
1291

Afonso IV, King of Portugal (1325-57)

Birth
1303

Nanshu, Zen teacher (Rinzai line)/founder (Zounan temple), dies

Death
1513

Alonso de Ojeda, Spanish explorer (Cura‡ao and Bonaire), dies

Death
1526

Heavy storm strikes Dutch coast, many die

Event
1552

Th‚odore-Agrippa d'Aubign‚, French/Swiss historian/poet (Tragiques)

Birth
1575

University of Leiden Neth opens

Event
1577

Robert Burton, writer, Anglican clergyman (Anatomy of Melancholy)

Birth
1586

Jacob Praetorius, composer

Birth
1587

Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots (1560-87), beheaded at 44 [NS=Feb 18]

Death
1600

Vatican convicts scholar Giordano Bruno to death

Event
1601

Earl Robert Devereux of Essex armies draws into London

Event
1611

Jan H Van Linschoten, traveller/writer (Reys-Gheschrift), dies

Death
1612

Samuel Butler, England, poet/satirist (Hudibras) (baptized)

Birth
1622

King James I disbands the English parliament

Event
1650

John Adriaensz, hydraulic engineer (Haarlemmermeer), dies at about 74

Death
1672

Isaac Newton reads 1st optics paper before Royal Society in London

Event
1676

Aleksei M Romanov, 1st Romanov-czar of Russia, dies at 46

Death
1686

Fran‡ois Tak, Dutch diplomat on Java, murdered

Death
1690

French and Indian troops set Schenectady settlement NY on fire

Event
1690

Lord Halifax resigns as Lord Privy Seal

Event
1691

Carlo di Girolamo Rainaldi, Italian architect/composer, dies at 79

Death