On This Day

What Happened in February 1662

Historical Events

  • Feb 1 Dutch garrison on Formosa surrenders to Chinese pirates

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 5 Giuseppi Vignola, composer

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

Feb 24 English Poet and author of "Paradise Lost" John Milton marries 3rd wife Elizabeth Mynshull, 31 years his junior.


Famous Deaths

  • Feb 13 Elisabeth Stuart, of James I of Scotland and England, dies at 65