What Happened in February 1540

Historical Events

  • Feb 9 The first recorded race meet in England (Roodee Fields, Chester)

Execution

Feb 14 Emperor Charles V enters Ghent without resistance, executes rebels

Historic Expedition

Feb 23 Francisco Vázquez de Coronado's expedition sets off from Mexico in search of the 7 cities of Cibola


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Famous Deaths

  • Feb 2 George Schenck van Toutenburg, gov/viceroy of Frisia/Groningen