On This Day

What Happened in February 1606

Historical Events

  • Feb 26 First known European landing in Australia by Dutch navigator Willem Jansz (or Janszoon) at the Pennefather River, Cape York, northern Australia

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 10 Christine Marie of France, regent of Savoy (d. 1663)
  • Feb 12 John Winthrop, the Younger, Governor of Connecticut (d. 1676)