On This Day

What Happened on February 8, 1587

Historical Events

Execution of Mary Queen of Scots

Mary, Queen of Scots, is beheaded at Fotheringhay Castle aged 44 after being convicted of plotting to assassinate Elizabeth I in the Babington Plot

Famous Deaths

ExecutionMary, Queen of Scots

Mary, Queen of Scots [Mary Stuart], Queen of Scotland (1560-87), beheaded at 44

1587 Highlights

About February 8, 1587

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 434 years, 9 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aquarius