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17th February in history

364 – Roman Emperor Jovian dies after a reign of eight months. He is found dead in his tent at Tyana (Asia Minor) en route back to ConstantinopleRead more ›

16th February in history

116 – Emperor Trajan sends laureatae to the Roman Senate at Rome on account of his victories and being conqueror of Parthia. 1646 – Battle of Torrington, DevonRead more ›

15th February in history

590 – Khosrau II is crowned king of Persia. 706 – Byzantine emperor Justinian II has his predecessors Leontios and Tiberios III publicly executed in the Hippodrome ofRead more ›

14th February in history

1014 – Pope Benedict VIII crowns Henry of Bavaria, King of Germany and of Italy, as Holy Roman Emperor. 1349 – Several hundred Jews are burned to deathRead more ›

13th February in history

1542 – Catherine Howard, the fifth wife of Henry VIII of England, is executed for adultery 1689 – William and Mary are proclaimed co-rulers of England. 1739 –Read more ›

12th February in history

881 – Pope John VIII crowns Charles the Fat, the King of Italy: Holy Roman Emperor 1541 – Santiago, Chile is founded by Pedro de Valdivia. 1554 –Read more ›


660 BC Traditional date for the foundation of Japan by Emperor Jimmu 1543 Battle at Wayna Daga: Ethiopian/Portugese troops beat Muslim army 1720 Sweden & Prussia sign peaceRead more ›

10th February in history

1098 Crusaders defeat Prince Redwan of Aleppo at Antioch 1763 Treaty of Paris ends French-Indian War, surrendering Canada to Britain 1814 Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Champaubert, the FrenchRead more ›

9th February in history

1788 – Austria declares war on Russia 1799 – USS Constellation captures French frigate Insurgents off Nevis, W I 1885 – 1st Japanese arrive in Hawaii 1916 – Britain’s military serviceRead more ›

8th February in history

421 – Constantius III becomes co-Emperor of the Western Roman Empire. 1587 – Mary, Queen of Scots, is executed on suspicion of having been involved in the BabingtonRead more ›

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