On This Day

What Happened in February 1668

Historical Events

Music History

Feb 7 Dutch Prince William III dances in premiere of "Ballet of Peace"

  • Feb 13 Treaty of Lisbon: Spain recognizes Portugal
  • Feb 23 Fire in the Hofburg in Vienna, Emperor Leopold I rescued

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 21 John Thurloe, English Puritan spymaster for Oliver Cromwell (b. 1616)