On This Day

What Happened in February 1676

Historical Events

  • Feb 10 Wampanoag Indians under King Philip kill all men in Lancaster Mass

Historic Event

Feb 15 Isaac Newton writes to Robert Hooke “If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants” (O.S. 5 Feb)

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 8 Alexis I [Aleksey Mikhailovich], 1st Romanov Tsar of Russia, dies at 46
  • Feb 14 Abraham Bosse, French engraver and artist