On This Day

What Happened in February 1670

Historical Events

  • Feb 4 Battle of Sinhagad, Shivaji commander Tanaji Malusare recaptures fort of Sinhagad from the Mugals, scaling the walls with help of pet monitor lizard
  • Feb 14 Roman Catholic Emperor Leopold I chases Jews out of Vienna
  • Feb 17 France and Bavaria sign military assistance treaty
  • Feb 27 Jews expelled from Austria by order of Leopold I

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 10 Norbert van Flowers [Cephalus], Flemish painter
  • Feb 10 William Congreve, England, writer (Old Bachelor, Way of the World)
  • Feb 14 Georg Gabriel Schutz, German composer, born in Nuremberg, Germany (d. 1716)
  • Feb 28 Benjamin Wadsworth, American President of Harvard University (d. 1737)

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 9 Frederick III, King of Denmark and Norway (1648-70), dies at 60