On This Day

What Happened on February 29, 1692

Historical Events


USASalem Witch Trials

First people are accused of witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts - Sarah Good, Sarah Osborne and Tituba, a West Indian slave

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Dramatic lithograph of the Salem witch trials produced in 1892
Dramatic lithograph of the Salem witch trials produced in 1892
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Famous Birthdays

  • Edward Cave, English printer (Gentlemen's Magazine)
  • John Byrom, English poet and the inventor of shorthand, born in Manchester, England (d. 1763)
1692 Highlights

About February 29, 1692

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 328 years, 7 months and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Pisces