On This Day

What Happened in February 1646

Historical Events

  • Feb 16 Battle of Great Torrington, Devon - the last major battle of the first English Civil War
  • Feb 28 Roger Scott tried in Massachusetts for sleeping in church

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 4 Hans A Freiherr von Abschatz, Silesian poet
  • Feb 17 Pierre Le Pesant, sieur de Boisguilbert, French economist, born in Rouen, France (d. 1714)
  • Feb 23 Tokugawa Tsunayoshi, Japanese shogun (d. 1709)