On This Day

What Happened in February 1630

Historical Events

  • Feb 14 Dutch fleet of 69 ships reaches Pernambuco, Brazil
  • Feb 22 Native Amerian Indians introduce pilgrims to popcorn, at Thanksgiving

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 19 Shivaji Bhonsle [Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj], Indian warrior and founder of the Maratha Empire (disputed birth date; 1630-02-19 accepted by Indian government), born at Shivneri fort (d. 1680)

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 12 Fynes Moryson, English traveler and writer (b. 1566)
  • Feb 26 William Brade, composer, dies