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Saturday, February 28, 2009

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Historical Moments for February 28
In births:
February 28th 1533 - Michel de Montaigne, France, essayist/philosopher
February 28th 1552 - Jobst Brgi, [Justus Byrgius], Swiss/German mathematician
February 28th 1573 - Elias Hill, German architect/city builder (Augsburg)
February 28th 1616 - Kaspar Forster, composer
February 28th 1632 - Jean-Baptiste Lully, Florence Italy, composer
February 28th 1663 - Thomas Newcomen, English co-inventor (steam engine)
February 28th 1683 - Ren‚-Antoine de R‚aumur, France, biologist/engineer
February 28th 1690 - Aleksei P Romanov, Russia, son of Peter the Great
February 28th 1712 - Louis Joseph de Montcalm de Saint-V‚ran, France, general
February 28th 1747 - Justin Morgan, composer
February 28th 1750 - Ignacy Potocki, Polish foreign minister
February 28th 1764 - Robert Haldane, Scottish theologist/philanthropist
February 28th 1771 - French Jozef Kinsoen, Flemish portrait painter
February 28th 1786 - D Fran‡ois J Arago, French astronomer/physicist/politician
February 28th 1792 - Henriette ALF countess d'Oultremont de W‚gimont,
wife of King Willem I
Historical Moments for February 28
In deaths:
February 28th 1261 - Hendrik, duke of Brabant (1248-61), dies
February 28th 1573 - Jan "Hans" Liefrinck, Flemish engraver/publisher, dies at about 54
February 28th 1609 - Paul Sartorius, composer, dies at 39
February 28th 1618 - Filips Willem, Prince of Orange, dies at 63
February 28th 1626 - Cyril Tourneur, English poet/dramatist, dies at about 51
February 28th 1638 - Henri duc de Rohan, French soldier/Huguenot leader, dies
February 28th 1638 - Claude G Bachet de Meziriac, French mathematician/poet, dies at 56 February 28th 1665 - Lodewijk van Nassau, Dutch governor (Bois-le-Duc), dies
February 28th 1737 - Hercule Brehy, composer, dies at 63
February 28th 1742 - Willem J 's-Gravesande, Dutch physicist, dies at 53
February 28th 1781 - Richard Stockton, US attorney (signed Decl of Ind), dies at 50
February 28th 1784 - Phillis Wheatly, poetess, dies
February 28th 1796 - Friedrich Wilhelm Rust, composer, dies at 56
February 28th 1818 - Adriaan Loosjes Pzn, Dut publisher/writer (Moral Stories), dies at 56 February 28th 1844 - Abel P Upshur, Secretary of State, dies in explosion on USS Princeton

Historical Moments for February 28
In events:
February 28th 0870 - 8th Ecumenical council ends in Constantinople
February 28th 1066 - Westminster Abbey opens
February 28th 1570 - Anti-Portugese uprising on Ternate, Moluccas
February 28th 1610 - Thomas West, Baron de La Mar, is appointed governor of Virginia
February 28th 1638 - Scottish Presbyterians sign National Convent, Greyfriars, Edinburgh February 28th 1646 - Roger Scott was tried in Mass for sleeping in church
February 28th 1653 - Mar 3] 3 Day Sea battle English beats Dutch
February 28th 1667 - English colony Suriname in Dutch hands
February 28th 1692 - Salem witch hunt begins
February 28th 1704 - Elias Neau, a Frenchman, opens a school for blacks in NYC
February 28th 1704 - Indians attack Deerfield, Mass, kill 40, kidnap 100
February 28th 1708 - Slave revolt, Newton, Long Island NY, 11 die
February 28th 1728 - Georg F H„ndels opera "Siroe, re di Persia," premieres in London
February 28th 1730 - Tsarina Anna Ivanovna leads autocracy
February 28th 1749 - 1st edition of Henry Fieldings' "Tom Jones" published
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