On This Day

What Happened in February 1540

Historical Events

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

BattleExecution

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

Holy Roman Emperor Charles V
Holy Roman Emperor
Charles V

DiscoveryHistoric Expedition

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

Explorer and Conquistador Francisco Vázquez de Coronado
Explorer and Conquistador
Francisco Vázquez de Coronado

Famous Deaths

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