On This Day

What Happened in February 1663

Historical Events

  • Feb 5 Charlevoix Earthquake in Quebec, felt strongly in New England

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 1 Mother Ignacia del Espiritu Santo, Filipino Religious Sister of the Roman Catholic Church, born in Bonondo, Manila, Philippines (d. 1748)

Person of interestCotton Mather

Feb 12 Cotton Mather, American Puritan minister (Salem witchcraft trials), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1728)

Puritan Minister Cotton Mather
Puritan Minister
Cotton Mather
  • Feb 25 Pierre Antoine Motteux, French-born English dramatist (d. 1718)
  • Feb 28 Thomas Newcomen, English co-inventor of the atmospheric engine, born in Dartmouth, England (d. 1729)

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 19 Adam Adami, German bishop and diplomat (b. 1603)